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ATU Local 757 News & Info

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, [...]

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Event CANCELLED Due To Icy Conditions

Join Artichoke Music in honoring the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at this community song circle and celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Lagunitas Brewing Company, 237 NE Broadway in Portland. More [...]

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OHSU Transit Employee Survey Needs More Volunteers

Oregon Health & Science University wants to learn more about stress and health for transit employees. So far there has been 334 responses and OHSU needs to get to 400, so please take the survey if [...]

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Resolution: United Front Against the Trump Agenda

Rally and March, Saturday, January 21, 10:00 – 11:30am WHEREAS: The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, especially immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQ people, and WHEREAS: A president Donald Trump, coupled with [...]

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Are You Interested in Becoming a Webmaster

Do you like working on computers? Blogging? Designing websites? We are looking for people who have some experience, but will also provide training to everyone who signs up. If you are interested in becoming a [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: ATU 757|Tags: |Comments Off on Are You Interested in Becoming a Webmaster

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 [...]

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Calendar

All ATU 757 Events

  1. VALLEY TRANSIT

    March 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
  2. COIC/BEND

    March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
  3. ROGUE VALLEY TRANSPORTATION

    March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
  4. TILLAMOOK/TCTD

    March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
  5. C-TRAN/C-VAN

    March 26 @ 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.