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ATU Local 757 News & Info

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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 | January 20th, 2017|Categories: ATU 757|Tags: |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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Calendar

All ATU 757 Events

  1. Retirees’ Meeting

    May 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
  2. Charter Meeting

    May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
  3. Charter Day Meeting

    May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
  4. Salem Transit/MV

    May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
  5. Lane Transit District

    May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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.