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Bylaws Proposals

The attached union bylaw proposals will be voted on at the next continuation Union Meeting beginning March 21, 2016. Pursuant to Section 13.2 of our Constitution and General Laws, the proposed bylaw amendments require a [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:51:00+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bylaws Proposals

Constitutional Amendment Regarding Retirees

As most of our TriMet folks know, our last contract with TriMet changed our retirees’ medical issues substantially. Our retirees are among our most vulnerable members. Without the ability to increase their wages, or work [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:51:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Constitutional Amendment Regarding Retirees

Election Rerun

Attached please find a pdf of correspondence from the Department of Labor regarding the rerun of the elections for President and Vice President of ATU 757. To read the correspondence (Click to read)

By | 2017-03-16T08:51:00+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Election Rerun

Lessons to Be Learned

ATU 757 Members: I wanted to share with all of you various tactics used by some in management to erode collective bargaining rights and to cause infighting among members. An illustrative example is the recent [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:51:00+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lessons to Be Learned

Rest and Meal Breaks at TriMet

Correspondence from President Block to TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane regarding the 2005 Side Letter Agreement on Rest and Meal Breaks at TriMet.Correspondence to Mr. McFarlane>>| Letter to BOLI on Rest and Meal Breaks  

By | 2017-03-16T08:51:00+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rest and Meal Breaks at TriMet
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