The people that are in "leadership" positions operate in an atmosphere of complete autonomy and zero accountability.The various state and federal agencies that do business with Trimet cover for any of the "bad publicity" that may befall the "leadership". The "Trimet Board" is nothing but a group of sock puppets set up to make sure that Mcfarlane has the necessary cover to impose his agenda.
|Neil Mcfarlane is the leader of the Trimet management cult. He has hired the various henchmen to take all the measures available to achieve his goals. It was Mr Mcfarlane who declared war on his union employees by publicly proclaiming that they had "the richest benefits in the country" which was a total and complete lie. This turned the public against the front line workers and this continues to this very day. Yes the union employees had some of the best health care but they also had lower wages than their west coast counterparts. Furthermore Trimet union retirees have much lower cash payments than other Oregon public employees covered by PERS. All these things were conveniently ignored by the mainstream media as Mcfarlane made war on his employees. McFarlane also stole $1 million in raises for himself and his henchmen while cutting union workers benefits, cutting direct services, and raising fares all the while pleading that Trimet was in dire financial straights. (that $1 million compounds each and every year so basically he stole much more than $1 million) The Oregon Secretary of State covered for his illegal behavior with a phony 'audit'. The phony sock puppets called the "Trimet board of directors" participated in deceiving the public and the employees in his theft. Mcfarlane also ignored court orders to return illegally withheld funds from employee paychecks. This is just a small sampling of the deviousness of the man in charge.|
There are numerous other employees involved with the Trimet management cult but these are the three main characters that terrorize and conspire against Trimet's unionized workforce