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Walk a Mile for a Veteran

A Salute to our Veterans. Walla Walla Community College Worker Retraining program is proud to host the fifth annual "Walk a Mile for a Veteran" event. Come and show your support of our veterans by walking [...]

By | 2017-02-27T13:39:27+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Valley Transit|

CSC – Community Services Consortium

CSC's Housing & Energy Services Department has a number of programs designed to help low-income people. Eligibility requirements apply and vary by program. Programs are subject to the availability of funds.  Please visit our website or inquire [...]

By | 2017-02-27T13:49:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Corvallis|

Food Pantries, Meal Sites and Food Stamps

Emergency food is available to people with low incomes at the following food pantries and meal sites. For further information, call Linn Benton Food Share at (541) 758-2609. For Lincoln County sites, call Lincoln County [...]

By | 2017-02-27T13:52:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Corvallis|

Dear Members, We are aware that many of you are members of the Facebook group "Union Brothers and Sisters". Accordingly, we think that it is important that you are aware of the dangers of posting, [...]

By | 2017-02-22T17:28:06+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|ATU 757|

ATU 757 Wage Committee Met With TriMet for Their 2nd Negotiation Session.

Dear Members, Today the ATU 757 Wage Committee met with TriMet for the second day of contract negotiations. TriMet presented both a Package Proposal and Individual Responses to ATU Proposals. You can find a link [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 February 16th, 2017|ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|

Oregon AFL-CIO Weekly Update

Statement by Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain in response to Andrew Puzder withdrawing as the Labor Secretary nominee: “Everything we have seen about Andrew Puzder indicates he would have been a step backward for working [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 February 16th, 2017|ATU 757|

Black History Month Event

February 15th, 2017 6 pm – 8 pm, UO Portland,White Stag Building room 142/144, 70 NW Couch Street. Portland, OR. The event will feature a lively facilitated discussion with civil rights activist and trade-unionist leader, William [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 February 7th, 2017|ATU 757|

Take Action Today – It Won’t Take Long

Please call our Senators of SW Washington on the upcoming Senate Bill hearing happening tomorrow on Right to Work For Less! And forward to as many members, friends, family you can we need to flood [...]

By | 2017-02-07T13:30:58+00:00 February 7th, 2017|ATU 757|

Congress Introduced Right-To-Work Bill

A bill introduced in Congress this week that would establish right-to-work laws throughout the country was blasted today by the leaders of the WGA East, which said its intent is to “wipe out” unions. WGA East [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|ATU 757|

Winter Weather and TriMet

The winter weather continues in the Portland Metropolitan and surrounding areas. ATU757 President Shirley Block reminded TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane in the last TriMet board meeting how our union and TriMet worked together during [...]

By | 2017-02-03T10:27:24+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|ATU 757|

Apprenticeship Opportunities

The following apprentice positions are now open. Successful bidders will be notified by their respective Maintenance Trainer as to the Program’s actual start date. PROGRAM Bus Maintenance – BUS Facilities Maintenance – FAC Signal Maintainer [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|

The Oregon AFL-CIO will be holding two lobby days this session. The first will be March 10th and the second will be May 24th.  This is a great opportunity for you and your members to be part [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|ATU 757|

2017 Medicare Part B Premium Proof

TriMet sent their retirees a notice which supposedly required immediate action. The notice stated you were to send Medicare Part B premium proof by fax, email or mail to TriMet Attention: Benefits. Questions have arisen [...]

By | 2017-02-01T21:00:18+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Retirees|

Union Membership Up in Washington State

An estimated 539,000 Washington state residents belonged to labor unions in 2016, a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows, an increase of 39,000 from the previous year. Although union membership levels [...]

By | 2017-01-29T16:11:14+00:00 January 29th, 2017|ATU 757|

ATU757 Testimony at TriMet Board Meeting

ATU757 President Shirley Block, Anthony Forrester, and Terrance Howard testified at the TriMet Board Meeting on January 25,2017. Feel free to join us at the next TriMet board meeting we attend and help us show solidarity. [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 January 26th, 2017|ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|

Next Negotiations With TriMet

The next contract negotiation session between ATU757 and TriMet will be held on February 16, 2017, from 1-5pm. Our team would have like to have had a full day of negotiations, but TriMet was not [...]

By | 2017-01-24T13:26:43+00:00 January 24th, 2017|ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|

Portland Women’s March Tomorrow

We invite you to join us January 21st, 2017 as we march in Portland, OR. The is a fully inclusive event. All members of our community are welcome and encouraged to come. WOMEN'S MARCH ON [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 January 20th, 2017|ATU 757|

TriMet Suspending Service Downtown for Bus/Max Due to Protests

TriMet has announced that they may suspend service in downtown core for Friday afternoon due to protesting. However, we expect protesting from Friday morning to Saturday afternoon in the downtown area. Please be aware of (large [...]

By | 2017-01-19T17:06:00+00:00 January 19th, 2017|ATU 757|

Rally & March on Saturday

Call to Labor and Community. The Oregon AFL-CIO is encouraging it's affiliates to join with other labor unions for local protest actions on Inaugural weekend. We, the undersigned, urge all union, student, community and faith-based [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 January 18th, 2017|ATU 757|

Initial ATU757-TriMet Contract Proposals

The Union met with the TriMet negotiation team this morning to exchange contract proposals.  This begins the 150 day timeline in the negotiations process. TriMet did not wish to propose or entertain any ground rules, [...]

By | 2017-01-09T14:38:49+00:00 January 9th, 2017|ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|
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