Tulsa Transit Employee, 11/ 9/2012 - 11:24am "To Whom It May Concern:
I am a family man with a beautiful wife and three wonderful children. Despite the repeated efforts
of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 892, General Manager William (Bill) Cartwright and Director of Operations Mike Colbert have refused to dispense the 2% stipend that Mayor Dewey Bartlett handed out in July 2012. Also Cartwright and Colbert have refused to close contract negotiations with the union withholding much needed funds for tools and uniforms and employees. Citing the reasons that the Union will not accept a cut in the terms of reducing the amount of medical leave an employee can take before returning to work, only offering a 10 dollar increase in uniform/tool allowances. All the whole Tulsa Transit continues to hire new drivers and is in no shortage of funding for TV commercials or photo opportunities. Where is the money? Collecting interest in the company's account until such time General Manager Bill Cartwright and Director of Operations Mike Colbert deem fit to hand out money that has belonged to each employee since July 2012. The money is being withheld from us for no good reason except to look like a savior when it does FINALLY get dispensed. Also Colbert has been quoted saying "When the Union is hungry enough, they will come and sign."Who treats their employees like this? I am forced down this road of publicity as the Mayor's Office and City Council have offered no help. The poor business practices of not only William Cartwright but also Mike Colbert need to be made public. The employees’ interests and concerns are CLEARLY not on their priority list.
Tulsa Transit Employee"
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