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ATU Local 757 News & Info

Event recap: Workers Rights Board hearing on TriMet LIFT

On May 17th, we worked with Portland Jobs with Justice to hold a hearing of the Portland-area Workers Rights Board, concerning paratransit service in Portland. Paratransit, branded in and around Portland as TriMet LIFT, is provided [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Hood River, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Event recap: Workers Rights Board hearing on TriMet LIFT

C-TRAN operators APPROVE new contract

Sisters & brothers at C-TRAN, we're thrilled to announce that fixed-route and paratransit operators have voted YES on the Tenative Agreement - we have a contract! The vote was 163 in favor and 26 opposed. [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: ATU 757, C-TRAN|Comments Off on C-TRAN operators APPROVE new contract

Candidates for ATU 757 Offices

This past Monday was the nomination meeting for candidates for union office for the 2018 ATU 757 election. For your information, below is a list of all candidates for top executive office as well as [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Hood River, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Candidates for ATU 757 Offices

Oregon Election Results and ATU Endorsements

Last night was Oregon's primary election - here's how the candidates endorsed by ATU Local 757 fared: Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI), nonpartisan: we endorsed Val Hoyle, who WON with nearly [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Hood River, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Oregon Election Results and ATU Endorsements

Notice: Open Session for Candidates to View ATU 757’s Membership List

Attention candidates for Union office - Election Committee Chair John Jamison will be holding open office hours on Thursday, May 22nd for candidates to inspect the Union's membership list. He will be available from 9am [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Hood River, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Notice: Open Session for Candidates to View ATU 757’s Membership List
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Calendar

All ATU 757 Events

  1. Charter meeting

    August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
  2. Charter day meeting

    August 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
  3. Salem Transit/MV Salem

    August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
  4. Lane Transit

    August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
  5. CANCELED: PPS and First Student Portland

    August 23 @ 6:00 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 serving her second term as ATU 757’s Financial Secretary-Treasurer; she was first elected to the role in 2012.

Mary began working at TriMet in 1998 as a Trip Planner in Customer Service, becoming a proud member of ATU. She then advanced to the Finance Division as a Fare Revenue Specialist, overseeing millions of dollars of ticket and pass inventory. She became an ATU 757 shop steward in 2006 and has been active in our union and the broader labor movement ever since, including Portland Jobs with Justice and the Oregon AFL-CIO, as well as ATU International’s national advocacy work. She participated in Take Back the Capitol action in Washington D.C. to demand funding for public transit, as well as the Jobs with Justice Bridge Walk to support striking hotel workers in the Portland area. She has also worked with OPAL Environmental Justice and Bus Riders Unite for many years.

Mary is married to Jamie Longoria, who is also an ATU 757 member at TriMet. Jamie started as a helper in the Maintenance Division in 1995, working on cleaning and fueling buses. He moved on to Field Equipment Maintenance, where he currently works as a Journeyman.

Mary and Jamie have two adult children. Their daughter Nicole works at McKay High School in Salem, Oregon, where she is passionate about helping kids achieve their potential during their time in school. Mary & Jamie’s son Derek is a firefighter for Cal Fire in Shasta County, California. Derek has been dispatched to fight fires throughout California for weeks at a time, and he’s proud of the service that he and his fellow firefighters provide for the communities they serve.

Mary & Jamie are proud that their children have chosen to give back to the community as public servants.