Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
This is a profession which sucks the lifeblood out of those who catch shit from every direction we turn the wheel, only to be disciplined or outright fired for simply taking care of ourselves. Thrown under the very bus or light rail vehicle we operate. https://t.co/322mU07N1P— Al M (@AlYourPalster) March 29, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
WTF? A brother operator told me management is considering suspending him for uncovering his face to take a drink. One YEAR ago. Before masks became mandatory.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Instead of hiring another corporate bobblehead to lead a blue-collar workforce, consider bringing one of US in to mend the growing chasm of disrespect. The path ahead for transit must not, likely willnot, resemble anything like the past. The pandemic has changed everything. Transit must evolve to responsibly grow ridership while protecting its front line. Both these arrows have wildly missed the bullseye the past decade.https://fromthedriverside.blogspot.com/2021/03/new-gm-edsel-or-maserati.html
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Doug “The Desk “ legacy at TriMet will be remembered by the Rank & File for his insincerity as he spoke of and to the underlings he professed to care about their well being when it came to safety and their retirement benefits. Most of his proclamations￼ came from safety of his home during many of the crises that faced the front line workers he said cared about. The lasting effects of numerous contactual “ take aways” will not only have profound effect on those mentioned in the contract but will effect the ridding public and the Portland community. The effect on the morale,that has never been lower,and still sinking ,of the Rank & File has great consequences that can’t be measured in dollars. This added to a management culture that is encouraged to
“Hang Them High” for workplace infractions that are not only at times a arbitrary￼￼￼ but did not even occur. I am sure he feels that he has done a great job during his tenure at TriMet. The TriMet Board (bobble heads) Directors think so and have told him so in the tune of 5% raise, $15,000 just this past year. His departure leaves many more nails in the coffin of Local ATU 757 that he has done his best to make irreverent. His gold plated retirement package will be a great comfort to him and not a second thoughts about the Rank & File who still and will struggle to take care of themselves and their families. A legacy￼￼￼ that unfortunately will remain in place at TriMet.( just side note; this a photoshop image.)
So it goes...Two Bells.
Tap image for sound. If no sound...copyright issues...this the link to the music for this post: https://youtu.be/PkgItG7dF28
Friday, March 5, 2021
1/12 Today Doug Kelsey is retiring after 3 yrs as TriMet GM. Over the past few years, TriMet has aligned with corporate structures over seeing transit as a publicly-funded fundamental right. Let's take a look back on the last few years and where Mr. Kelsey’s leadership stands. pic.twitter.com/GUH6kCL0sV— OPAL Oregon (@OPALEJOR) March 5, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
This crap that ends up in court is totally absurd. Bringing back the right to strike will end all of this
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The lens makes this look way better than it was. The @trimet bus came within inches of hitting my front rack and totally encroached on the bike lane. Sketchy as fuck, as I put it in the video. pic.twitter.com/Q61TvWAnZe— Tony (@Tonyatwork) March 3, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
|KELSEY EXPANDED THE ROLL OF THE POLICE STATE AT TRIMET TO NEW HEIGHTS|
Good afternoon. I meant to get this to you before today, but because of Covid and caring for mother I was unable to do so. I read the “TriMet News” article written by Roberta Altstadt on December 17, 2020 with contributions from Bruce Warner, President of the TriMet Board of Directors. I would like to share with you my experience under your leadership at TriMet. While I am sure you may deserve praise, in my view, Ms. Altstadt and Mr. Warner did a complete disservice to all TriMet stakeholders.
Monday, March 1, 2021
kATHY WEI MAKES A NOBLE ATTEMPT TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO WEIGH IN ON THE MASSIVE $98 MILLION POLICE CONTRACT
Kathy Wei wanted more time for constituents to weigh in on this HUGE police state contract, especially after the power outages that kept some people off line for over a month.
Her motion was voted down in a 3-3 tie, with the 2 minority members voting with Kathy (who is also a minority) and the three WHITE ETABLISHMENT members voted against her.
It's a fascinating development that the board actually split along racial lines.
KATHY WEI ATTEMPTS TO ALLOW MORE PUBLIC INPUT ON THE POLICE STATE CONTRACT-VOTED DOWN BY ESTABLISHMENT MEMBERS
I think it needs to be mentioned that this $98,000,000 police contract was approved by the "white" members of this board while all the minority members voted no. https://t.co/hYICwRjINz— Al M (@AlYourPalster) March 2, 2021
I could only make it through 22 minutes of this gag producing production where all the elites got together and celebrated their fellow elite Doug Kelsey. Worse than any board meeting I’ve watched. This is the 3rd “party” for an outgoing General Manager I’ve watched. They are all gag producing
Dougies big time farewell party https://t.co/5QsljEEWDV— Al M (@AlYourPalster) March 1, 2021