Apparently Mr Charles believes that the union will prevail in its fight with the company. I think he is wrong, hopefully I am wrong about this. Mr Charles is very anti union and his statements that Trimet labor 'is too expensive' is complete nonsense as Trimet labor is not currently higher priced than similar or larger transit agencies. His point about the growth of Trimet creating a crisis in labor cost is valid because the more employees the higher the total cost. The expansion of Trimet will be the undoing of Trimet.