Friday, October 10, 2014

The 'secret' Trimet/ATU contract leaks!

At least the most important part, which is the healthcare. The short story is that ATU capitulated on the health care issue. Blue Cross coverage will be at 80/20 which is what Trimet wanted. You can keep the 90/10 coverage if you want but you'll have to pay for it yourself(CLICK ON THE PICS FOR BETTER VIEWING)

Union employees get to keep the 90/10 plan but will have to pay for it themselves, it should increase out of pocket substantially. Also  the contract will last less than 2 years and there will be more changes made at that time
Trimet will reimburse $425k for premiums in 2013/2014? That's curious because they were ordered to return the money they stole in 2009/2010.


Neil Mcfartlane said...

No Retro pay...bull shit

Al M said...

It's a concessionary contract because Trimet got what it wanted with the health care. Tho we get to keep the 90/10 coverage Trimet will only pay for the 80/20 coverage the balance will come out of our own personal money. The difference is probably $200-$300 a month, which is a lot for the retirees especially.

punkrawker4783 said...

Giving up COLA Language, also a bad bad bad idea!

Henry Beasley said...

Wow just wow!

Cwherewetku said...

Dear ATU 757 TriMet Member,

As you have heard, TriMet's and the Union's bargaining teams reached a tentative agreement last week. Both parties are required to recommend ratification--to both the TriMet Board and to the ATU's members. We are busily putting together a mailing that will have a full and accurate summary of the tentative agreement. That, along with a ballot for voting, will be sent to you the first of next week.

Sadly, some individuals with personal agendas released incorrect / incomplete information about the tentative agreement. They released it by pretending to be me on Twitter. Apparently their goal is to mislead, alarm and confuse folks before they've had an opportunity to review the accurate information.

There is nothing I can do about the negative actions of a few. But, what I can do is ask that you please wait to form an opinion until after you receive the information next week. If you have questions, we will be holding an all-day informational meeting on Sunday, October 19th. The ballots are due in the Union's post office box by 10:00am on Friday, October 24th.

My hope is that you will vote based on accurate information in a way that you believe is in the best interest of yourself, your family and your co-workers.


Al M said...

You didn't think that would get its own post here?