Winter Weather and TriMet

The winter weather continues in the Portland Metropolitan and surrounding areas. ATU757 President Shirley Block reminded TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane in the last TriMet board meeting how our union and TriMet worked together during [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Winter Weather and TriMet

Apprenticeship Opportunities

The following apprentice positions are now open. Successful bidders will be notified by their respective Maintenance Trainer as to the Program’s actual start date. PROGRAM Bus Maintenance – BUS Facilities Maintenance – FAC Signal Maintainer [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on Apprenticeship Opportunities

Working and Wage Agreement Expires November 30, 2016

As you know, the Working and Wage Agreement between ATU 757 and TriMet expires today, November 30, 2016. It is important to us that each of you is aware of our next steps, and has [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|ATU 757|Comments Off on Working and Wage Agreement Expires November 30, 2016

TriMet Board Meeting

Join us at the October 2016 TriMet Board meeting. This month's theme is MAINTENANCE! Come and hear your maintenance brothers and sisters testify about their current issues. We are hoping for a big show of [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

ATU 757 Opens Negotiations with TriMet

Today, September 28th, 2016 ATU 757 President Business Representative Shirley Block sent out a letter to TriMet's General Manager Neil McFarlane, opening contract negotiations.

By | September 28th, 2016|Retirees, TriMet Bus Private, TriMet Rail Private|Comments Off on ATU 757 Opens Negotiations with TriMet

ATU Orientation at TriMet

Once again, we have found ourselves in a situation where everything was going fine until Randy Stedman showed up. This morning ATU 757 President and Vice President, along with your maintenance Executive Board Officers, were [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on ATU Orientation at TriMet

TriMet Operators Wanted for Work During Rose Quarter Closure!

TriMet is looking for operators to work overtime August 21st through September 3rd during the Rose Quarter closure. These are all straight runs, garage to garage, and plenty of weekday slots. For more information, please [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|ATU 757|Comments Off on TriMet Operators Wanted for Work During Rose Quarter Closure!

TriMet Requests Two Year Extension on Union Contract

This press release regarding the ATU 757 - TriMet contract was sent out today by the Local to all our local media contacts:   We have received TriMet's request to extend the contract for two [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on TriMet Requests Two Year Extension on Union Contract

TriMet Probationary Period is 120 Days

Lately we have been hearing from some of our new TriMet members that they are being provided with conflicting information regarding the length of their probationary period. The answer to how long that period lasts [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on TriMet Probationary Period is 120 Days

Look What You Missed at the TriMet Board Meeting

By | March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Look What You Missed at the TriMet Board Meeting

Lessons to Be Learned

ATU 757 Members: I wanted to share with all of you various tactics used by some in management to erode collective bargaining rights and to cause infighting among members. An illustrative example is the recent [...]

By | February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lessons to Be Learned

Rest and Meal Breaks at TriMet

Correspondence from President Block to TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane regarding the 2005 Side Letter Agreement on Rest and Meal Breaks at TriMet.Correspondence to Mr. McFarlane>>| Letter to BOLI on Rest and Meal Breaks  

By | February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rest and Meal Breaks at TriMet

Filthy Rest & Break Room Conditions for TriMet Employees Attached

Attached are photos taken of TriMet meal and lunch break areas, and show how TriMet is failing to provide clean facilities for its employees. TriMet's refusal to ensure clean and safe facilities is a disgrace [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Filthy Rest & Break Room Conditions for TriMet Employees Attached

TriMet ATU 757 Members: New Sick Leave Law

TriMet union employees should or will receive a memo regarding the new Oregon Sick Leave Law from Randy Stedman, TriMet's union-buster labor relations partner representing Neil McFarlane. TriMet's proposal to change our current Working and [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TriMet ATU 757 Members: New Sick Leave Law

Congratulations to our new TriMet Center Street Extra Board Liaison Officer

Congratulations to Doreen Clark for her decisive win in the vote for TriMet Center Street Extra Board Liaison Officer.

By | January 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations to our new TriMet Center Street Extra Board Liaison Officer
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