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Friday, March 8, 2013
I've given much thought and received much guidance on how to approach this. Because of the nature of it, I thought about privately approaching those involved with the documents, perhaps bringing a couple 'a Union people and a couple 'a lawyers and see what they have to say. But I soon remembered it wasn't all that long ago I approached them (the top 3 and others) and what I got in return was this:
On 11/17/11 7:59 PM, Lomax, Shelly wrote:
Dear Ellen:I am in receipt of your November 13, 2011 emails to General Manager Neil McFarlane, me, Hayden Talbot, Human Resources, and the ATU. I have had a chance to review and discuss them with the other TriMet addressees and I wanted to close the loop with you and let you know that TriMet has completed its investigation of this matter. We will be taking no further action relative to your emails.Regards,Shelly
Just to be clear, these postings have nothing to do with ATU negotiations but more so with Trimet and Union employees and minorities in particular. This posting is about HOW Trimet responds to their own policies and Civil Rights when a minority complains about discrimination in the workplace including refusing accomodations for disabilities and is then forced to the Bureau of Labor and Industries for resolution. RETALIATION is not just a word at Trimet, it's in all probability the one thing they're most proficient at. I believe it not just from my own 20 plus years of experience but from also talking with others. BUT ya know, what's also true is that you can believe anything you want BUT there's nothing more powerful in driving your point home then written and/or pictorial DOCUMENTATION.
Peggy, what's that hanging off yer neck there?
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Screen shot from a BOLI investigation via Public Record Documents.
Why didn't ya tell him you were a lesbian too, Peggy? Cat got your tongue on THAT one?!!!
This is the SECOND lie Mrs. Callahan has been caught telling the GOVERNMENT investigator. What's worse is it was all done under the knowledge, approval and direction of Neil MacFarlane - General Manager, Shelly Lomax - Director of Operations, and Hayden Talbot - Director of Transportation. The more I cross check from the 3" stack of paperwork from BOLI, Union generated document exchange and the myriad of e-mail and other documents I've come in contact with, the clearer the picture gets. 'Professionalism' in actuality does NOT exist at Trimet - on any level. My complaint for years has been against the bigotry and actions Talbot has chosen against me because I'm different then he is. He's made it clear on several occasions he doesn't like Jews and Gays. He acts out accordingly like when he exposed my FMLA diagnosis to co-workers and made sure my customer service witness accounts and commendations hit the trash. His own Managers say he is, "worse then any of them" at playing games on Union workers. According to Black employees they have similar problems with him and other managers. The part I find particularly disturbing is that we're a Public Agency built on DIVERSITY!
And what are our two SIX FIGURE "OFFICE OF DIVERSITY" EMPLOYEES doing about it? More-so, it appears they're figure heads making an appearance when needed. Like safety guy Harry Saporta, making appearances when needed. It's like it's all a scam. Once I get all of the lies exposed on this blog they will be circulating to media sources and law makers and not just in Oregon. I've already started sending some of them out. I also need to disclaim (because of the severity of this) that copies of these reports exist in several safe places outside my home.
We, the Operators are a microcosm of the community we transport. We are white, black, brown, yellow and red. We are Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Jewish, Hindus, Atheists... We are short, tall, fat, thin. We are Straight, Gay, Lesbian and Trans and above all else we were born in this world equally and have every basic human right to live in it equally. The problem with Trimet is with the ultra conservative right Christian bible thumping faction that has ruled for years. They pray together in the closed offices of Management. They must be praying as a way to absolve their sins in the workplace. I don't have a problem with anyones religion. All I ask is that it not be used against me by those who manage, that it not be allowed to distract from business while we're on the clock and that no one tries to sell it to me. Simply put, I don't believe in Church and State.
When the BOLI investigator asked me about Peggy being Jewish I said, "So what?" What in the hell's that got to do with anything?!! My report to BOLI was prepared as a complaint against Trimet since Trimet is responsible for the actions of their Managers. But being Jewish or Christian or black or white doesn't matter on the Executive floors at Trimet. They've got a Black General Counsel who KNOWS about the racism within the company but that doesn't stop her from cross examining another Black who's been terminated only because she's Black. There's so much money on the upper floors they'd sell out their own mother and her culture for a chance at playing big shot. Thats the unfortunate part when you have a system which is unaccountable to the public.
AT TRIMET IT'S MONEY THAT MATTERS - NOT INTEGRITY!
This is the SECOND FABRICATION PEGGY CALLAHAN TOLD TO A GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATOR.
THERE ARE MORE!
WHACHA TRYING TO HIDE PEGGY?!!
...sometimes my postings are not always popular but I try to do what's right! I stay away from 'popular' and concentrate on 'educating' from my experience. Open eyes and trigger the thought processes or else it's all a bunch of worthless dribble.
If they're lying about how they're dealing with employees diversity issues to a Government investigation then what other types of things are they covering up to other Federal Investigators on other issues such as SAFETY like the recent MAX situation. Will Government audits be covered up? Is it even possible that an independent third party investigator will even be able to AUDIT Trimet without Trimet interfering?
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE
October 19, 2011 Peggy Callahan, Trimet's Senior HR Investigator wrote the following e-mail to Executive Managers regarding the results of an (ALLEGED) investigation she claimed to have preformed. The investigation was brought about by a harassment complaint filed against me by Al Margulies, Rantings blogger. My intention here is to show how Trimet operates with other governing agencies when a complaint is filed against them by an employee. I have blocked out everything except the point I'm making.
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A Union requested document exchange revealed HR Investigator Peggy Callahan, in an October 19, 2011 e-mail to Shelly Lomax, Director of Operations and Hayden Talbot, Director of Transportation that,
"Ms. Fox has since REMOVED THE PICTURE of Mr. Margulies from her website."
THEN SHE GAVE ME TWO REPRIMANDS! My Assistant Manager Leonard Lambert was then ORDERED TO SIGN HIS NAME on them but claimed he didn't know what they were about. NONE OF US KNEW! NOT ME, NOT MY UNION REP, NOT LAMBERT! UNTIL, I received the exchange of documents.
THEN, 7 months later, through a BOLI (BUREAU OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES) records search, CALLAHAN TOLD THE Investigator,
"Complainant had also posted a picture of the employee without his consent and REFUSED TO REMOVE THE PICTURE off her blog."
Federal law requires Public Agencies to legally protect or pay for their employees (including ex-employees) legal expenses should their work related actions or duties get them sued. Probably explains why so many Public Employees (certainly at Trimet) act irresponsibly in their "POWER" positions because they know you and I are gonna have to foot the bill if they f*ck up!
The exception being in cases like this, where PEGGY CALLAHAN and LEONARD LAMBERT made themselves wide open for a personal injury law suit because they KNOWINGLY LIED in order to cause harm to another. They will $$$ for their own defense. They will become ACCOUNTABLE!
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that LAMBERT NOT SIGN HIS NAME TO DOCUMENTS HE KNOWS ARE NOT TRUE! And that CALLAHAN NOT LIE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES investigating an employees claims of retaliation and discrimination.
For Immediate Release
February 25, 2013
Contact Bruce Hansen 971-300-2780
TriMet Launches A Witch Hunt and Threatens Retaliation for Recent Stories in the Press
TriMet transit workers are being threatened with job loss, so says Amalgamated Transit Union President Bruce Hansen. The reason, “the workers became concerned that TriMet money is being spent on unnecessary things while public safety issues are going unaddressed. Last Friday, following the open door problem on Max, employees were afraid that the public would think it was a one-time lapse in safety. So they came forward with a whole host of concerns. They then passed those concerns on to the public through a press release.”
The press followed up, asking hard questions. TriMet’s response to learning of unsafe conditions at Rail? “Sadly, it was to launch a witch hunt. They are currently spending a lot of time trying to track down the source of the information. Safety is supposed to be a joint concern,” Hansen says. “Management is missing the point. This was not new information. The workers have been raising these issues and were hoping somebody was ready to listen.”
The parties’ collective bargaining agreement says:
Article 1, Section 15 –
Par. 1. The health and welfare of employees is a primary concern of both the District and Association. Both parties recognize the importance of achieving and maintaining a high level of safety in all operations of the District. Both parties also recognize the importance of reducing on-the-job injuries and controlling property damage and production losses. Both parties recognize the value of safety rules and practices, as well as preventive and corrective safety measures. Therefore, the District and Association, in recognition of their common commitment to promotion of safety and reduction of losses, will jointly support efforts to implement policies, practices, procedures, and protections during the duration of this Agreement to bring this about.