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At TriMet – The Busses Are Rolling Without any Wheels

By Jonathan Hunt, President It has been a record number for one year.  I am referring to the number of local newspaper articles and editorials published about TriMet, its financial problems and its contract dispute with the Union representing TriMet … Continue reading

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TriMet’s Randy Stedman Hard at Work Earning Those Big Bucks By Sowing Confusion

Stedman was hired to be a union buster. Other people applied for Stedman’s position who have a history of working well with union employees. They didn’t get the job, instead, TriMet’s “management team” gave the job to Stedman. Probably because … Continue reading

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Open Letter to TriMet Passengers:

TriMet’s management team has launched a new fare confrontation campaign that we believe is unsafe and unfair. Specifically: 1. Road and Rail Supervisors have been told that, each day, we must confront a minimum of 35 people per hour, demanding … Continue reading

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TriMet’s FairyTale

Follow the link for the recent letter from the Northwest Oregon Labor Council to Neil McFarlane, General Manager of TriMet concerning the ongoing contract dispute as reported by ATU 757 Political Coordinator Mike Pucik. What is interesting is the response … Continue reading

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ATU Communication sent to the TriMet Board of Directors regarding the Lift Audit

February 28, 2012  Bruce Warner, Chair TriMet Board of Directors 4012 SE 17th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97202  Re: TriMet Lift Audit  Dear Chair Warner,  At the February 22, 2012 TriMet Board of Directors’ Meeting, you indicated that yourself and other … Continue reading

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Another Bad TriMet Management Decision

In a decision that contained blistering comments about the negotiating behavior of TriMet’s management team’s negotiating tactics, the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB), for the third time, ruled against TriMet in an ongoing labor dispute with its union. At the … Continue reading

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For Immediate Release: TriMet Causes Further Delay in Contract Arbitration Dispute

TriMet has repeatedly accused the ATU of causing delays in preventing the contract dispute interest arbitration from being held in a timely manner.  Now, once again, TriMet’s failure to comply with the order of the Oregon Employment Relations Board (OERB) … Continue reading

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