Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Trimet continues demoralizing its union employees
From what I understand, only the top 100 senior employees will get to sign runs as they have always done before, the rest of the operators have to sign something called 'blocks', which I don't quite understand. From what I do understand this will limit operators choice more severally and hand the company more control over how these sign ups can function and how the work is parceled out.
I have not heard anybody speak in support of this change that is currently an operator at Trimet.
Apparently ATU757 is supporting this change. This was done without consulting the members (what else is new) and the union leadership has signed off on the change. I have heard plenty of grumbling about the unions role in all this. Members are not happy. It's not unusual for these type of major changes to be made without consulting members. For example the union leadership signed away the right to strike without bothering to ask its members if they supported that.
Our union is being strong armed by a by a conniving tricksters, yet they are cooperating with them to destabilize employees lives? I just don't get it? Not at all.......