Tag Archives: Neil McFarlane

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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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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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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Safety and Health Before Schedules

Attention: TriMet – ATU 757 Members As many of you know, we have had members disciplined for the following issues: Improper lane changes Running yellow lights Speeding tailgating traveling in the pass lane traveling in the bike lane being late/early … 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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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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A Response from McFarlane:

Jon- I couldn’t agree more that the best way to resolve this is to sit down and negotiate, or failing that, advancing as quickly as possible to interest arbitration. Shelly and I stand ready to meet with you at any … Continue reading

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