Jay was known for standing up to Trimet management and defending more than a few drivers in the course of his duties.
I don't know the particulars but it's most likely he was doing just that.
Jay had the misfortune of having a "mind" and using it in situations that require blind obedience to 'rules' or 'commands' from a superior.
Trimet runs on the military model, follow orders or else.
Hopefully he will beat the fascists(and they are fascists, that's not hyperbole) in arbitration.
Stand tall and be patient, the wheels of Justice move slowly.
Occasionally the wheels do produce justice.