ATU Local 757 News & Info

FTA Clarification

On December 5, 2016, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx issued a guidance letter to transit agencies applauding their efforts in embracing the use of innovations in technology and new mobility concepts, but also [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: ATU 757|Tags: |Comments Off on FTA Clarification

TriMet Attempts to Cause Chaos With Job Posting

I write in response to your December 16, 2016 letter to ATU regarding LRV wrapping and TriMet's posting for a new position of  Light Rail Vehicle Body and Paint Technician.  ATU requests you immediately  remove [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Tags: |Comments Off on TriMet Attempts to Cause Chaos With Job Posting

MV Salem Contract Ratified

We would like to thank our  union negotiating team for standing together to achieve a positive outcome for our members at  MV Salem. Their contract was ratified with a 48 Yes to 4 No margin.

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: ATU 757|Tags: |Comments Off on MV Salem Contract Ratified

TriMet’s Randy Stedman Wins Scrooge Award

ATU 757 joined Portland Jobs with Justice at the TriMet Board meeting this morning to present the agency’s professional, taxpayer-supported union-buster, Randy Stedman, with a 2016 Scrooge of the Year Award (pictures and video coming [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: ATU 757|Tags: |Comments Off on TriMet’s Randy Stedman Wins Scrooge Award

Donate to the Oregon Food Bank

The ATU 757 Annual Oregon Food Bank Barrels will be coming soon to the garages in the metro area! We need helpers at each property, to monitor barrels, and we encourage everyone to be as generous as [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: ATU 757|Tags: , |Comments Off on Donate to the Oregon Food Bank

Tracking Faster

We have already experienced snow and ice conditions this year, and we anticipate more coming soon. Unfortunately, TriMet has not appropriately prepared for these bad weather conditions, and is assuming our members will bail them out once [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Tags: |Comments Off on Tracking Faster
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Calendar

All ATU 757 Events

  1. SALEM TRANSIT/MV

    February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
  2. LANE TRANSIT DISTRICT

    February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
  3. FIRST STUDENT CORVALLIS

    February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm PST
  4. PPS/FIRST STUDENT PORTLAND

    February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
  5. VALLEY TRANSIT

    February 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am PST

Meet Your Full Time Officers

SHIRLEY BLOCK

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.

JONATHAN HUNT

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.

MARY LONGORIA

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.