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Portland Troublemakers School

Mark your calendar for April 8th, 2017 and register to join union members, labor activists, and community organizers for a day of skill-building and strategy discussions to create a stronger workers’ movement in Portland. Registration [...]

By | 2017-03-18T12:02:59+00:00 March 5th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Portland Troublemakers School

Quick update from the Oregon State Senate

OLIS. The Oregon Legislature has been in session for a month. We are certain you have seen the news on a variety of bills. Due to Committee assignments, many of us may not know what is happening [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:50:57+00:00 March 4th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Quick update from the Oregon State Senate

Oregon AFL-CIO Lobby Day March 10th

Join Union members and advocates from across Oregon to meet with legislators, speak up for working people, and make our voices heard in Salem. If you haven't met with your legislator before, don't worry - [...]

By | 2017-03-03T16:35:15+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Oregon AFL-CIO Lobby Day March 10th

ATU vs. TriMet Case Headed for Oregon Supreme Court

ATU757 and TriMet is going before the Oregon Supreme Court on June 14, 2017. In accordance with ORS 192.660(3) ATU757 believes the press and members of the public should be able to observe contract negotiations between the [...]

By | 2017-03-03T17:02:44+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on ATU vs. TriMet Case Headed for Oregon Supreme Court

Oregon AFL-CIO Weekly Update: FIGHTING FOR A FAIR WORK WEEK

Oregon’s Senate is expected to consider SB 828 on fair scheduling.  A new report released last week from the Labor Education Research Center of the University of Oregon and Portland State University, “The Impact on Oregonians of [...]

By | 2017-03-01T19:04:55+00:00 March 1st, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Oregon AFL-CIO Weekly Update: FIGHTING FOR A FAIR WORK WEEK

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|Comments Off on

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|Comments Off on ATU 757 Wage Committee Met With TriMet for Their 2nd Negotiation Session.

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|Comments Off on Oregon AFL-CIO Weekly Update

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|Comments Off on Black History Month Event

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|Comments Off on Take Action Today – It Won’t Take Long

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|Comments Off on Congress Introduced Right-To-Work Bill

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|Comments Off on Winter Weather and TriMet

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|Comments Off on

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|Comments Off on Union Membership Up in Washington State

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|Comments Off on ATU757 Testimony at TriMet Board Meeting

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|Comments Off on Next Negotiations With TriMet

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|Comments Off on Portland Women’s March Tomorrow

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|Comments Off on TriMet Suspending Service Downtown for Bus/Max Due to Protests

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|Comments Off on Rally & March on Saturday

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|Comments Off on Initial ATU757-TriMet Contract Proposals
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