ATU757 president Shirley Block is expecting the worse from Trimet executives going forward. She has requested $800k for future arbitration battles.
That is more than double the current budget!
In other words she knows what's about to happen. When Trimet attempts to bully the union and the union leadership decides to fight back, Trimet will penalize its union employees.
Unfortunately for Trimet union employees they are squeezed between the two institutions and the worst of it is that the company will do whatever it can to its employees in attempt to strong arm the union leadership.
So get ready bus drivers for the company to put the hammer down on you!
Cause that's 'how they roll' and the people running Trimet seldom 'do the right thing'