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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How many union employees at Trimet?

About 1500 and another 500 retirees?
So then why does this petition have only 105 signatures?
We are indeed doomed.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because the only information I get about union activities is when I read your blog. There is never anything posted at the garage and the union reps are too ooh busy talking to their friends to answer any of our questions. We need new leadership

Henry Beasley said...

Because it is on Transitvoice.org not on ATU757.ORG nor sent via ATUactivists so the VAST MAJORITY of members WILL NOT see it = fail.
HB

Anonymous said...

Q. What is the reason for a Black Caucus?

How much does this Black Caucus cost me?

Could we have an Asian Caucus, Pacific Islander Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, and White Caucasian Caucus too?

I thought Union meant "One"

Henry Beasley said...

Wow, now this is a true troll. let me break it down to you and anybody else. Union or unification is a amalgamation or fusion of many groups in a coalition organized in association of all the workers to protect and further the rights and interests of the membership in the Union.
HB

Anonymous said...

Gotta admit, I agree...however...

I'm truly confused. I thought a Union meant One as well. There isn't (and shouldn't be) supposed to be any bias, no racial divide. We are all equal right? Please explain why if everyone is supposed to be on an equal playing field and put the past behind us so we can grow together as one then why do us that try so hard to do just that keep getting beat down?

And, since we're on the subject, what's with "African American"? OK, so one respects where their heritage is. But unless you are CURRENTLY in your lifetime a transplant from Africa, then are you not a "Black American" so you can be proud of America (the country you are from, the country you were born in, the country you should be proud of?) Are you THAT embarrassed to be an American?

My ancestors were were from England but I don't call myself an "English American" or a "White American", just either White or American.

I mean no disrespect. Truly. I just don't get it and want to. I know that on the surface this doesn't have much to do with Transit, but is has everything to do with it below the surface. Respectfully, I want to know why a race that wants to (and most definitely deserves to) be equals with everyone else keeps pulling themselves backwards.

Thank you.

Henry Beasley said...

Wow, not that true trolling 101. When the word "Union" is used it means "more than one," more than one person, more than one ethnicity, more than one religious background, more than one sexual orientation, more than one political views.....well I can go on forever; but take all that and place a Union banner on it in, an amalgamation for "all" to speak in one ratified voice. There "you" go: Unions' 102.
HB