Friday, February 12, 2016

Trimet technocrats sowing the seeds of discontent

Amalgamated Transit Pdx
ATU 757 Brothers & Sisters: I wanted to share with all of you various tactics used by some in management to erode cba rights & to cause infighting among members. An illustrative example is the recent "block runs" issue at TriMet.
TriMet convinced the former leader of the Union to agree to change how bus operators and other transportation employees bid their run and work assignments. The agreement
was made and signed without a vote of the membership, and diminished seniority rights which affected hours of work, work location, run assignments, etc. These changes
appeared to benefit low seniority employees at the expense of high seniority employees, providing for and causing a rift between employees; those who had seniority and wanted
to keep it, and those with low seniority who benefited from the change without membership approval.
This was a deliberate tactic used by management to pit union members against one another. Be aware of similar tactics that may be used at your property, and don't
let management turn you against your fellow workers!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So both sides are just feeding the monkey. Funny how they talk about a vote of the membership yet no one I know has any opportunity for feed back. Only those in the inner circle get that I guess. The union had better wake up as there is growing frustration with their tactics.