"The only good employee is a scared one," our HR head told ATU 757 Local President Shirley Block. https://t.co/lrsp5L2vmm— Al M (@AlYourPalster) January 1, 2021
President Trump is not the only one refusing to accept election results. The general manager of TriMet, Doug Kelsey, is claiming that the $3 billion Tigard light rail project is still alive, even though Portland-area voters rejected a proposed funding measure by a wide margin last month.
Jets vs. Sharks - A PNWest Side story. Dance off / finger snap battle at the Portland Transit Mall, or 99th Street TC. Bring the musical ensemble. In order to participate you must purchase a regional day pass. 🦈🕺🚌💃✈ @ctranvancouver @trimet https://t.co/cXMBCgcLlU pic.twitter.com/5DwXndEeaG— 🚌Shawn M. Donaghy🚌 (@shawnmdonaghy) December 25, 2020
Bus operators see the devastation of this pandemic. Every shift is a "reality show" that we'd rather not watch. Good people have lost jobs. Wages that are barely enough to sustain even the poorest accommodations have vanished. https://t.co/8cniVEKy2X— Al M (@AlYourPalster) December 25, 2020
And one more comment on the departure of Travis Stovall as he climbs the ladder of “success” in da land of sociopaths becoming mayor of Gresham— Al M (@AlYourPalster) December 20, 2020
He presided over every single cut to our #TriMet benefits from the very beginning
He’s 100% neoliberal elitist
Long ago in this blog, I outlined some Operator Math. Each 10-hour shift, a bus operator will press the air-brake pedal of a bus an average of 800 times. It's a repetitive motion which requires several times more pressure than doing so in a personal vehicle. Worker's Comp often insists our pain stems from "past injury" to management's fiscal delight. To our collective plight, it's pain built up from about 175,000 constant presses of the right foot. A human part that sees more work than any joint of a mouse-pusher's body who oversees our work.
"They find a lot of mistakes in the manual they have never experienced behind the wheel," an operator said to me this week. "Their idea of a 'mistake' is something we see as a necessary tool, to offset the reality that could happen if we don't do it."
Doughnuts for me were a sweet life preserver this year while Portland fell apart. I thought a lot about them, the city's past, and its future while driving the 12. #Portland #doughnuts #PortlandProtests #publictransit #trimethttps://t.co/ux0G9HuZsg— Don Iler (@doniler) December 7, 2020