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Report from 55th Annual Oregon AFL-CIO Convention

  This past weekend was the Oregon AFL-CIO’s 55th Convention, the gathering and business meeting of AFL-CIO member unions held every two years. We were proud to send a strong delegation to the Convention to [...]

By | 2017-09-12T11:46:12+00:00 September 12th, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on Report from 55th Annual Oregon AFL-CIO Convention

New USDOT drug testing guidelines

Sisters & brothers, please see an advisory from ATU International below - the US Department of Transportation is expected to add four semi-synthetic opioid painkillers (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone) to DOT's drug-screening list, the [...]

By | 2017-09-12T08:28:19+00:00 September 12th, 2017|ATU 757, ATU International, ATU National, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on New USDOT drug testing guidelines

Stress & stress-related illness are epidemic among transit workers

We're still gathering the facts about reports of an altercation between a bus driver and passenger in Estacada which appeared on social media this week. It would be inappropriate for ATU to comment on this [...]

By | 2017-09-01T13:23:55+00:00 September 1st, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Stress & stress-related illness are epidemic among transit workers

TriMet Lift driver fired for answering call of nature

We've said it before and we'll unfortunately have to say it again - no transit worker should ever face discipline or termination for simply answering the call of nature. We encourage you to read this [...]

By | 2017-08-31T08:49:04+00:00 August 31st, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on TriMet Lift driver fired for answering call of nature

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 [...]

By | 2017-08-16T15:00:02+00:00 August 16th, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Tips & Tricks to Survive the Eclipse

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. [...]

By | 2017-08-13T14:30:01+00:00 August 13th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Labor Day Picnic

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 | 2017-08-14T15:31:20+00:00 August 4th, 2017|ATU 757|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 [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:37:48+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Worker’s guide to heat safety

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-31T12:02:51+00:00 July 31st, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Blood Drive – Labor for Life

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 [...]

By | 2017-08-14T14:21:42+00:00 July 28th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on A Transit Operator’s Story

Hours of Service

In response to inquiries from several local unions regarding the hours of service rules in their states, the following is a summary of the general principles related to restrictions on maximum hours a driver may work. Because [...]

By | 2017-07-12T17:32:49+00:00 July 12th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Hours of Service

Blind Spots – Vision Zero

The subsequent investigations of the tragic deaths above proved that each of these victims died needlessly because the buses that hit them had blind spots so large that the drivers didn’t see them. While transit [...]

By | 2017-07-12T10:01:21+00:00 July 12th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Blind Spots – Vision Zero

Appreciation for Support

Labor's Community Service helps many Union Families including our own ATU 757 members. Dear ATU Local 757, Labor's Community Service Agency would like to extend our appreciation for your support of our 2017 Spring Fundraiser. [...]

By | 2017-07-11T16:40:47+00:00 July 11th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Appreciation for Support
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