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ATU Local 757 News & Info

TriMet Rider and Community Members

Today, ATU 757 attempted for a second time in as many months to bargain in good faith with Tri Met regarding the appropriate response to operator and rider safety aboard public transit in Portland. Unfortunately, [...]

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AFL-CIO – Unionism Protects Freedom

The precious promises of our cherished Constitution were made by our nation’s founders as a bulwark for future generations. We are those generations. It’s our responsibility to use those freedoms for the benefit of all [...]

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Deepest Sympathy for Victims and Survivors

Dear Union Members, Transit Riders, and the Greater Portland Community, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 leadership wishes to express our deepest sympathy for the victims and survivors of the brutal white supremacist assault that occurred [...]

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ATU 757 – 100 Year Picnic

June 24, 2017, 10am-4pm Blue Lake Park Chinook A & B. Come join us for food and fun! We look forward to enjoying the pleasure of your company at this year’s picnic! If you are interested in volunteering, [...]

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Training at Valley Transit

Detective Kevin Huxoll of the WWPD presents 2.5 hour training to ATU members from Valley Transit May 20, 2017. Huxoll has worked patrol, narcotics, is a certified trainer in many subjects, and is currently assigned [...]

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Young Emerging Labor Leaders

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet fellow union members and young emerging labor leaders at the Lagunitas Community Room in Portland. All proceeds will be donated to Labor’s Community Service Agency. Union members over the age of 18 [...]

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All ATU 757 Events

  1. Black Caucus Meeting

    July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
  2. 2017 AFL-CIO/LERC Summer School

    August 4 - August 6

Meet Your Full Time Officers


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.


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.


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.