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ATU Local 757 News & Info

TriMet Contract Negotiation Update

Dear Members, The ATU Wage Committee met with the TriMet Negotiating Team on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.  You should be proud of all of the hard work, long hours, and thoughtful conversation [...]

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Misleading Headline in the Oregonian

This headline is misleading. We've said it before and we'll say it again and again: we oppose the transportation package because it is one regressive tax (a wage tax on workers) after another (a massive [...]

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Boycott Nabisco

With the collective strength of more than 12.5 million working people in the 55 unions of the AFL-CIO, the BCTGM's BOYCOTT of Nabisco/Mondelez products made in Mexico and the Check the Label campaign is more [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: ATU 757|Tags: |Comments Off on Boycott Nabisco

Pride NW Parade

This June 18th, we are marching in the Pride NW parade to rep the Labor Movement and LGBTQ workers everywhere!  Please join us!  We are #162 in marching order, and will gather at 11 am [...]

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Public Testimony – Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization

ATU 757 is the labor union representing transit operators, mechanics, dispatchers, and other essential transit workers across the state of Oregon; from Portland to Medford, Tillamook to Prineville, and every major transit system in between. [...]

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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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  1. 2017 Annual Retirees’ Christmas Luncheon

    December 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm PST

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.