Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
#Trimet operators band together to rescue abandoned drivers who are left to fend for themselves by a company that doesn’t care about them unless they can be used by the Trimet neoliberal industrial complex pic.twitter.com/gki8E1ywES— AL M (@AlYourPalster) January 27, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Neil Mcfarlane’s “farewell tour”— AL M (@AlYourPalster) January 26, 2018
Notice the times he’s going through the facilities, all when most people will be out in the field.
I don’t know why any union employee would respect this man, he’s reign has been nothing but a nightmare pic.twitter.com/4ghbAMMZiG
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Trimet puppets actually have the nerve to put forth the argument that Kelsey was the most qualified IN THE WORLD was preposterous on its face.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Going over my verifiable logging of the various assaults in the district and putting them together for everyone. The numbers may be off by a few here or there, but here is the list of logged events. These are the "notable events" in 2017.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Anyway lets take a look at the "official" business including this months pork barrel contracts
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Operators define an "assault" as any action by another which threatens our safety. This could be a menacing verbal threat, someone purposefully brushing our shoulder on the way out the door while cursing us, a drink thrown at us, being spit or puked upon, having insults screamed in our face, or an actual physical assault. The district, for some strange reason, tends to solely define "assault" as physical aggression. This is misleading in that it furthers the notion that we're still expected to operate after our bodies have experienced a severe biological shock. The "fight or flight" response to a threat or an assault is scientifically proven to have a lasting effect on the victim. It can sometimes take weeks, months or even years to recover from it. The adrenaline rush, hormonal explosion and muscle tension can be thoroughly exhausting even though the crisis may only last a few minutes. Those who continue in service after such an incident are not fully capable of driving safely because the operator's mind constantly replays the incident. Instead, we need to concentrate on all we're trained to do in the seat. This is called "distracted," or even "impaired" driving, which in other contexts is illegal. Therefore, as far as many operators are concerned, the term "assault" covers a wide spectrum of offenses. It's certainly more inclusive of the open hands we're faced with on the job than the district's deceptively-slim definition of the term.