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ATU Local 757 News & Info

Tips & Tricks to Survive the Eclipse

Sisters & brothers, we've been getting questions about what operators should expect during the eclipse on Monday. Thankfully, AAA has put together a guide for what to expect, and we want to flag a few [...]

Labor Day Picnic

Hello Everyone! It's that time of year again, time for the 2017 Labor Day Picnic! Ride bracelets prices ($10.50 each this year), scrip ticket prices ($.50 cents each again this year), and shuttle train schedule. [...]

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The 133° Transit Worker Toilet

This is what transit workers nationwide face every day. Lack of restroom facilities and tight or impossible schedules leave transit workers few options. Read more or click on image to view video.

By | August 4th, 2017|Categories: ATU 757|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The 133° Transit Worker Toilet

Worker’s guide to heat safety

Dear brothers and sisters - it's scorching hot all over Oregon and southern Washington, and the temperature's over 100 degrees in the Portland metro area. One member recorded a temperature of nearly 110 degrees inside [...]

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Blood Drive – Labor for Life

It's that time of year again!!!  Time for you to do your part and donate blood at our 2017 Annual Labor Day Picnic Blood Drive!Now, more than ever, there is a shortage of blood, and [...]

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A Transit Operator’s Story

No worker should have to choose whether or not to soil themselves, relieve themselves in public, or wear a diaper to work. It's inhumane, undignified, and wrong. Watch Sister Teress tell her story, and then [...]

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Calendar

All ATU 757 Events

  1. Charter Meeting

    August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
  2. SALEM TRANSIT/MV

    August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
  3. Faith & Why Unions Matter: Panel & Discussion

    August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
  4. FIRST STUDENT PORTLAND/PPS

    August 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
  5. LANE TRANSIT DISTRICT

    August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Meet Your Full Time Officers

SHIRLEY BLOCK

President – Business Representative

ATU 757
1801 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 971-300-2780
Email: president@atu757.org

Shirley is the first woman, and the first African-American, to be elected President – Business Representative of Division 757 since it began in 1917. She grew up in Florida and Michigan, the daughter of migrant laborers. Once she graduated from university with her nursing license she worked in Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital before moving to Portland in 1974 for the weather.

She worked as a nurse, and then got a job as a TriMet bus operator in 1981. She also married and raised children of her own, as well as 11 foster children. Her daughter currently works at TriMet, as did her husband, now retired. In the 34 years Block worked at TriMet, she’s been a bus operator, fare inspector, field operations coordinator, and road supervisor. She’s also served several terms as a member of the Union Executive Board.

JONATHAN HUNT

Vice President – Assistant Business Representative

ATU 757
1801 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232

Office Phone: 503-232-9144
Cell Phone: 503-780-2263
E-Mail: vpresident@atu757.org

Jon Hunt grew up in a union household. His father was an ATU Executive Board Officer for over eight years before retiring from TriMet. Jon served as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad and started out at TriMet as a mini-run bus operator. He moved to become a maintenance helper, completed the diesel mechanic apprenticeship program, and was a journeyman mechanic for the last three years before his election as Vice President-Assistant Business Representative for the first time in August 2002.

While in TriMet maintenance, he became a Shop Steward and was an Executive Board Officer for two years. In August 2003 he received a certificate of graduation from the University of Oregon Labor and Education Research Center 56 hour U-Lead certificate program.

Jon is married to Joyce and has two children: Jake and Joshua.

MARY LONGORIA

Financial Secretary Treasurer-Recording Secretary

ATU 757
1801 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232

Office phone: 503-232-9144
Cell Phone: (971) 300-2778
E-Mail: fstreasurer@atu757.org

Mary is married to Jamie Longoria, he started working for TriMet as a helper in the Maintenance Department and moved on to the Field Equipment Maintenance where he currently works as a Journeyman Fare Maintenance Technician.

Before being elected as Financial Secretary, Mary worked as a Fare Revenue Specialist. She has worked in all of the specialized sales programs, with progressive responsibility including: Online Sales, Pass by Mail, TriMet Ticket Office, and the Outlet Sales Department. She has been Shop Steward in the department for 6 years and is involved in outside union activities including being a member of Jobs with Justice

Jamie and Mary have been married for 23+ years and have two adult children, Nicole and Derek. They enjoy hiking, walking, running, and taking their dog to the dog park.