My prognostication: So the object of TriMet/Stedman is to make Shirley look bad and Bruce look good. Shirley cannot support the BS contract Bruce drove w/o looking like she supports Bruce. She will try to negotiate. TriMet will offer less, so that TriMet drivers lose a little and wish they'd taken the renewal of Bruces contract they were offered in the first place. No matter what, there is no good outcome for Shirley, which is what TriMet/Stedman want: her out and more malleable union people in.