Trimet driver writes Re: TIGARD MUST STAND UP TO TRANSIT BULLIES
why not put some kind of initiative together to stop the transit
bullies by pulling the rug out from under them and make it so they can't
railroad ( no pun intended) the people anymore.
You obviously have the
people behind you willing to get the required signatures to make the
board members elected and the general manager accountable. How about a
citizens oversite committee.
At the rate tri mess is going its going to
bankrupt the whole agency and then the need transportation will be
unfunded and won't be there for those who really depend on public
Its those people who are in tri mess now and their
friends who need to be taken down. Its not the unions fault, its not
because we have health care or a pension. I am really tired of hearing
the blame put on us drivers. What I would really like to see is some
sound management with conservative ideas and what is fair and equitable
You need to get over your hate on unions and just remember we
are in this mess that those people in power created.
Honestly when I
hired on to tri mess they lied to me in a bate and switch proposition.
At the time they said I would get a meager pension and I took no raises
to keep a decent health care plan so I could keep my own damn doctor.
How was it for me to know that tri mess didn't contribute the funds in
the retirement pension plan. So I have been working all these years,
the best years of my life under false pretense.
Years I can't go back
and make up depending upon their lies why they expect truthfulness and
honesty out of me they don't adhere to their own requirements.
frankly just take down the damn thing. Its a giant ship wreck. They even
have life boats out in front of Center Street when this thing goes
down. But don't blame us for tri mess messssss. Blame those who are
destroying it. Maybe you should consider working with Amalgamated 757
and come to some mutual consensuses that will benefit all and get rid of
those bullies and tyrants on the board and Neil McFarland himself.