Of course crimes against TriMet employees is up. Why wouldn’t it? TriMet management doesn’t respect it’s employees and clearly show their lack of respect. Management does not stand behind it’s employees when there is an issue and the public knows this.
Why should the public respect and not attack TriMet employees? They know TriMet won’t really do anything to protect it’s employees.
Is Bruce Hansen guilty? What is his legal liability and should he be charged? Well it looks like there is a complaint going to the Department of Labor against him. Hopefully the DOL will fully investigate him.
After 3 years of leadership with noballs Bruce Hansen as president, the ATU757 finally has a president that is willing to standup and take on the hostile, law breaking and morally bankrupt TriMet management.
ATU757 president Shirley Block along with Vice President Jonathan Hunt gave testimony that was loud and clear. With them were other union members who stood in solidarity behind them as did many community supporters and other labor organization representatives.
See letter in previous posting. ATU757 wants to cancel the pilot program because it violates seniority of many members. But TriMet continues to implement the program after ATU757 notifies TriMet to stop as agreed to in the memorandum.
This is another example of how TriMet willfully disregards it’s agreements.
To show their appreciation of their drivers, TriMet files a lawsuit against the drivers union ATU757. Apparently operators are screwed on the breaks if there is a mechanical issue, traffic, or any other reason. TriMet expects the operators to keep the schedule at all cost regardless of the affect on health or possible safety.
We know driving on a cell phone is distracting, but what about the need to go to the bathroom or feeling hungry because the schedule is unrealistic? The only operators appreciate are the ones foolish enough who put their health and safety in jeopardy along with public.
And when the union steps up to help the driver, TriMet files a lawsuit.
Even though the anti-union web page TriMet created is public, it’s not easily found. However, an employee using it’s private and secure network TriNet, which is only accessible to active employees who login has an icon with a different color to draw attention to it and was named contract negotiation web page. However, once there it is obvious they are interfering with the ATU757 election.
Why? Maybe TriMet hopes to get the former president Bruce Hansen back in office. He gave away more than $700 million dollars in wages, healthcare and working conditions. Not to mention retirees had a major cut in healthcare benefits without having a vote on the contract. Trivet definitely wants Mr. Hansen as ATU757 president so they can continue to take more away from their employees and retirees.