|He was installed by that crook Kitzhaber, who resigned in disgrace, as the president even though he had nothing to do with Trimet until that point. Rick Van Beverin was kicked off the board.|
The first thing to mention here is how Bruce not only went a year and a half over his legal term limit (9 1/2 total years) But he also violated state law be being president of the board for the entire time.
Its pretty obvious to me why the politicians (agents of the oligarchy) installed him directly as the president and left him there in violation of the state law. This man was a master at deflection. He handled that job like a true pro, never once losing his temper and handling the public so skillfully I wonder why he didn't run for political office himself. The purpose of the Trimet board of directors is to provide cover for the general manager and deflect the publics criticism. This guy came into office at the exact same Time that Mcfarlane began his war on the union and the riders. Everything that was done by Mcfarlane was rubber stamped by the board and spearheaded by Warner. Let's go through some of the list.
All the current Trimet retirees were lied to, its that simple.We were told one thing and were given another.
Sold out by our company and our union. We were promised health benefits in our retirements and it was stripped away from us While I blame Mcfarlane primarily I don't hold Bruce Hansen harmless
Warner. The way they are cutting those obligations is to cut benefits for present and future employees.