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ATU Local 757 News & Info

Union Members Reminded of Racism and Hatred

Union members across the country are  reminded that racism and hatred is still a huge issue in this country. I cannot walk in your shoes, but I certainly will walk beside you, in mine.  In Solidarity, [...]

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All June Meetings Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, all Charter and Continuation Meetings are canceled for the month of June. Please visit our Facebook page, call your Officer or the Union Hall for any questions or updates. Click read more [...]

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Oregon Air National Guard Flyover

F-15 Eagles from the 142nd and 173rd Fighter Wings of the Oregon Air National Guard will fly over hospitals in Oregon and Southwest Washington on Friday as a tribute to front line workers fighting the [...]

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May Meetings Canceled

Due to COVID-19, all Charter and Continuation Meetings are canceled for the month of May. Please visit our Facebook page, call your officer or the Union Hall for any questions or updates. ATU Meeting Cancellation [...]

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Perils Of Airflow

Bus, Rail and Paratransit systems are forcing operators to breath in air that has been circulated through the cabin and HYAC system, carrying the viral loads of potentially infected passengers. That clearly lethal air steam [...]

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First Student Update

We are working hard with First Student to get you the protections, wages, and benefits you deserve during these unforeseeable circumstances. The Union, and particularly your Brothers & Sisters at PPS, strongly believe that you [...]

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Meet Your Full Time Officers

SHIRLEY BLOCK

President – Business Representative

ATU 757
1801 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232

Office Phone: 503-232-9144
Toll Free: 800-797-4373
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
Toll Free: 800-797-4373
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 six children and two grandchildren.

MARY LONGORIA

Financial Secretary Treasurer-Recording Secretary

ATU 757
1801 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232

Office phone: 503-232-9144
Toll Free: 800-797-4373

Mary is serving her third 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. 

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 Rogue Community College in Medford, Oregon, as an Admission Coach helping potential students explore all that Rogue Community College has to offer.

Mary & Jamie’s son Derek was a firefighter for Cal Fire in Shasta County, California. He currently is enrolled in the EMT/Paramedic Program at Butte College in California; Derek’s goal is to be a Paramedic Fire Fighter. 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.