|Mcfarlane relaxes with his cronies|
You people that work for that dishonest company should hang your head in shame.
Trimet is the poster child for government GONE WILD, unaccountable and predatory, sucking the life out of his current and former employees and abusing the public at will:
The thing about using courts to settle disputes, lawyers love it cause they can make bundles off it and it can go on for a decade or more, that's where this is heading, a never ending series of court challenges.
In a Thursday press release headlined "ERB Orders TriMet Management to Make Employees Whole," ATU 757 said ERB found that TriMet had unlawfully changed the health insurance benefit without bargaining, or even communicating with the union.
TriMet responded that the ruling did not change the amount of money owed to the agency by its employees under the current contract that was approved by David Gaba, an aribrator selected by both sides. In response to questions about the ruling from the Portland Tribune, TriMet spokewoman Mary Fetsch issued the following statement:
"ERB’s 'make whole' award ... is to reimburse employees for insurance premiums they paid beginning January 1, 2011 through implementation of the new insurance plan awarded in July 2012. However, as ERB noted in footnote 14 on page 27 of its decision, as part of TriMet’s Last Best Offer awarded by Arbitrator Gaba, TriMet already will be reimbursing employees approximately $3.6 million for these premiums. However, under the same arbitration award, employees owe TriMet $10.4 million for implementation of the new insurance plan that is retroactive to December 2009. The ATU has interfered with TriMet’s implementation of the arbitration award. The net amount due TriMet is $6.8 million. ERB’s decision in UP39-10 has no effect on the net amount due TriMet. Because the ATU has interfered with TriMet’s efforts to implement the arbitration award by instructing its members not to cooperate, TriMet is seeking the $6.8 million from the ATU directly. A hearing on TriMet’s claim against the ATU for this money will be heard by ERB in Salem on January 8-10."
Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - TriMet and union continue sparring
|Trimet execs digging a grave for themselves|