Tag Archives: Amalgamated Transit Union

TriMet’s McFarlane Seeks to Gag TriMet Employees

In a May 10, 2011 agency-wide email blast, TriMet’s general manager Neil McFarlane ordered TriMet employees not to talk to any media, traditional and on-line, about TriMet. It goes without saying that no unauthorized employee should speak on behalf of … Continue reading

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Information Picket Today!

Attention TriMet-ATU 757 Members and all ATU Activists!Please join us today, April 27th at 4:30 pm outside the Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland for April’s Information Picket. TriMet’s Board of Directors’ will be offering the public an opportunity … 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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Video of Sam Gillespie, Grievance Director of UFCW Local 555 addressing TriMet Board of Directors; closing words from President Jonathan Hunt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KuZFyGIyB0

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Shell Game

Here we go again. It appears that TriMet has mastered the art of the “shell game.” Under Neil McFarlane’s leadership,  TriMet believes that it can directly communicate with its unionized workforce and convince them that they should feel  good about … Continue reading

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February 2nd Negotiations Update

Once again, Neil McFarlane’ description of negotiations last Friday and yesterday was “fiction” as usual. TriMet’s position is the same as it has been: “take-away after take-away.” One thing he didn’t write about is what time talks ended last Friday. … Continue reading

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Negotiations Status Update

Wednesday’s TriMet Board meeting produced some lively discussion. It is unfortunate that the President of the Board allowed his frustration to end the meeting abruptly, not allowing one of his board members, Lynn Lehrbach, the opportunity to speak on very … Continue reading

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