As you know unions have been under attack from management for years. We have anti-union attacks from all over the country, from the Freedom Foundation and the Right to Work (for less) organizations pushing their agenda to dismantle unions across the United States, all in the name of corporate profits.
Unfortunately, we now have members within ATU 757 that are working hard to pull us apart. With all of the progress we have made throughout our almost 100 years as an organization, it deeply saddens us to know that in a time where it is more important than ever to stand strong together against attacks from outside of our union, our own members are trying to tear us apart from within.
After much research it is our belief that without approval and participation from the local the proposed split would require decertification. To be clear the Elected Officers of ATU 757 do not approve this action and we do not believe it is in the best interest of the membership. Attached is a posting for ALL UNION BOARDS describing the steps of decertification.
Please post, a copy is also being sent to you through inter-office mail or US Postal Service.
United We Stand,
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757
1801 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232