Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Henry Beasley

On 8/9/17 we had another menacing attack against a transit worker.  In this situation, the worker felt the fear for their safety and the police was called.  Thankfully they were not hurt in the incident.

Unfortunately, this adds to the ever-growing aggression towards transit worker in the transit district. #53 this year while we are almost at 100% of last year’s total of 55.

In watching the Board of Director’s meeting where the district gave out crime statistics and used the term, “intimidation” when describing attacks against transit workers.  We should question just what is considered “intimidation,” that the company uses as a category.

Chris Day

I have been re-reading our International Constitution and General Laws just to make sure I am current with all the new changes that have taken place at the 2016 convention. I noticed that our International has updated the Order of Business for local unions and yet our local is not functioning in the manner our Constitution is directing. Here is what our Constitution states:

Monday, August 14, 2017

More max breakdown scanner communications

Trimet power and influence expanding exponentially

In case you haven't been paying much attention to the goings on over at my favorite government agency, Trimet, you probably have missed all the latest.

Trimet is on the move, big time. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

From The Trimet Drivers Side

In their crime stats, I didn't see any incidences of management personnel being assaulted. They treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as if it doesn't exist or matter. We're suspended for leaving the seat to defend ourselves against aggressors, and sometimes no reports are taken. Their only solution is to cage us in, but they forget we have to leave the seat eventually or pee our pants.

Billions spent on light rail- fewer people than ever take mass transit

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Henry Beasley

The votes are in and this is how it comes out:

58 monitors with signage
32 safety barriers
26 Ticketless system
13 crackdowns with prosecution
11 more force for fare evasion
8 barriers actually makes me feel unsafe and unable to defend myself
1 and entrance for on the driver side and a sealed driver’s area
1 none of the above

Trimet "tweets of the day" July 27-August 8

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Henry Beasley

Brothers and Sisters,

In the next few days we are going to experience a heat-wave into the triple digit range.

Dehydration is a real possibility, especially if you are experiencing fatigue, headache, nausea, and dizziness.  Water is number 1 in staying hydrated, but there are alternatives to help with hydration such as watermelon, celery, cucumbers, strawberries, lettuce, coconut water, and to a smaller extent sports drinks, coffee, and homemade smoothies.

I wish this post was about the staying hydrated, especially during triple digit heat.  This story is about a problem that was brought up by our union sister Kathleen Brown in front of the Board of Directors and Trimet Management.

Sometimes Trimet exposes its own lies

There IT system has been down for days already!