not say than he is insincere but I have herd the same “ good vibe “ and verbal promises of a “ new day” from many of the past CEOs as well as from the No. 2 people over my 23 years of service at TriMet. I can if you want go chapter and verse and cite what they said versus what they actually did to the Rank & File. The bottom line in all the cases and the people, the results where the the same for the Rank & File, the proof is just look at where ATU 757 members stand today in wages and benefits, let alone disciplinary proceedings as compared to not that long ago when viewed by the number of contacts that it took to take a agency that once was rated No. 1 in the country to one that probably has one lowest morale among its work force in the nation. I always willing to give the temporary CEO the opportunity to show his true colors towards the Rank & File. A very good place for him to start is TriMets position at the contract negotiations table....this action by him could be taken immediately. We shall see...
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
In addition, I also learned those tasked with reviewing data pack information were caught at Center Garage spying on operators outside of the agreed timelines. Somebody complained. Soon after, the staff was moved to a location where its activity could not be so easily witnessed. Management has proven once again, it will do what it wants to the detriment of its most valuable employees, without fear of reprisal. It simply cannot be trusted to do the honorable thing.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
TRIMET FEB BOARD MEETING PART 3-KELSEY'S LAST REPORT AS GM https://t.co/eCJr2S8IcC— Al M (@AlYourPalster) February 24, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
I believe the most pressing issue is R-E-S-P-E-C-T. First, immediately moving from a ceremonially-distanced office, my place of business would revert to the Garages. I would move from each location daily, opening my door to those who have been distanced from "leadership" for decades. Since transparency is the greatest way of instilling trust and earning respect, my goal would be to roam amongst those who roll wheels. I would encourage people to speak up about what they believe could help us all, and study each suggestion. Many would be implemented immediately, others given every opportunity to become reality. I would hire several front line workers to replace those currently above us who have stumbled.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Management is too big for its britches. It is discipline happy, downright abusive. Intimidating. Inconsistent. Infuriating. Insulting, Inept and Inefficient. I believe the new General Manager should be connected, concerned, and completely invested in the collective health of all who make transit work.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Holy fuking shit!— Al M (@AlYourPalster) February 18, 2021
guess who wrote the Trimet general manager job description?
RANDY THE MUTHA FKER STEDMAN pic.twitter.com/E882pSKIFd
It take a lot of nerve to say with a straight face that the general manager is not involved in union negotiations.
Kelsey has to gall to tell Shirley Block that he has nothing to do with the negotiations— Al M (@AlYourPalster) February 17, 2021
Lying piece Of shit
Good riddance to bad rubbish#trimet
What a full blown hack, he must think Block is stupid pic.twitter.com/8fxcL3pTet
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
BRIDGE CITY BUS DRIVER— Al M (@AlYourPalster) February 17, 2021
"it has been fun for me and a good change from the crap that has become normal for us. However, I can’t say the same thing for coworkers who have been sleeping at the garage and been stuck for hours with their marooned buses."https://t.co/Weyc6FzzKt
Monday, February 15, 2021
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Man oh man this guy sure gets himself in shit all the time
A TriMet employee has posted multiple videos on his TikTok social media account mocking people of color and women.
Khris Alexander is a supervisor with the regional transit agency TriMet. His handle on TikTok, where he has 128 followers, is @khrisnval. In the videos, he mocks Asian people's driving abilities, Black people's names, and women's bodies.
I don't think we'll see too many (if any at all) will be participating in this— Al M (@AlYourPalster) February 11, 2021
i bet plenty of Trimet technocrats will tho, they've been having a grand old time since doug came on board pic.twitter.com/DVpeNI65QC
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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Friday, February 5, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Dear Senator Gorseck,
First and Foremost…..thank you for sponsoring SB 690. Below are some emails from an earlier bill, requesting the same….repeal the ‘no strike’ law for Transit Workers. HB2196 was never pushed through. How can you and/or we make sure that doesn’t happen with this bill??
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021