Monthly Archives: March 2011

TRACKING FASTER: Union Loses the Battle but Wins the War

The Union filed an unfair labor practice against TriMet over TriMet’s unilateral implementation of the SIP customer complaint policy. The judge in that case is recommending that the complaint be dismissed. That is the battle that was lost. The judge’s … Continue reading

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Keep the Dream Alive Rally – April 4th

Before the Monday, April 4th Charter meeting, join us at Director Park in downtown Portland for the Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive Rally. Stand up against the Koch Brothers who helped put Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in office and are … Continue reading

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Saturday April 2nd’s International Solidarity Event

Join unions from the United States and Canada at the international border to stand in solidarity with workers who are struggling to keep their right to collectively bargain. Buses will be departing Portland at 7:00 am from ILWU Local 8, … Continue reading

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March’s Information Picket Outside the TriMet Board of Directors’ Meeting

Follow the link to listen to ATU 757 Vice President Sam Schwarz speak to the TriMet Board of Directors’ about safety and visibility concerns on the Type IV trains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7QAEYOHbS8

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More on “Connecting the Dots”

The letter below was sent out March 17th in response to Mr. McFarlane’s “Connecting the Dots: PMLR, the budget and the union contract” article: Dear Neil: I read the repost of your “Connecting the Dots” series. Neil, if you spent as … Continue reading

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Martin Niemoller Quote

As you know, in recent days the media has been talking about the principles of unions and their role as the chief counter to mega corporations. The republicans’ role as the foot soldiers for the corporations has finally been spotlighted … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

ATU 757 Members: I read Neil McFarlane’s communication to TriMet members titled “Connecting the Dots.” In his communication, McFarlane preached the ago-old party line that separate pots of money can only be used for certain things. For example, McFarlane claims … Continue reading

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