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What Oregon’s new distracted driving law means for transit workers

Oregon's new distracted driving law took effect yesterday, and it means that using a cell phone, hand-held two-way radio, or other hand-held electronic device while you're driving can earn you a huge fine - $260 [...]

By | 2017-10-23T11:11:43+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on What Oregon’s new distracted driving law means for transit workers

New camera on TriMet bus 2902

We've heard reports this morning about a new surveillance camera seen on TriMet bus 2902, mounted above the front door and seemingly pointed at the driver's seat. Thanks to e-board member Geff Worland, who looked [...]

By | 2017-09-26T09:43:09+00:00 September 26th, 2017|TriMet Bus|Comments Off on New camera on TriMet bus 2902

C-TRAN bereavement leave policy

We've gotten some questions from our C-TRAN members about the policy on bereavement leave. Here's what Article 5, Section 25 of the fixed-route and paratransit operator contract says: "If a death occurs among members of [...]

By | 2017-09-25T13:37:39+00:00 September 25th, 2017|C-TRAN|Comments Off on C-TRAN bereavement leave policy

Report from 55th Annual Oregon AFL-CIO Convention

  This past weekend was the Oregon AFL-CIO’s 55th Convention, the gathering and business meeting of AFL-CIO member unions held every two years. We were proud to send a strong delegation to the Convention to [...]

By | 2017-09-12T11:46:12+00:00 September 12th, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on Report from 55th Annual Oregon AFL-CIO Convention

New USDOT drug testing guidelines

Sisters & brothers, please see an advisory from ATU International below - the US Department of Transportation is expected to add four semi-synthetic opioid painkillers (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone) to DOT's drug-screening list, the [...]

By | 2017-09-12T08:28:19+00:00 September 12th, 2017|ATU 757, ATU International, ATU National, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on New USDOT drug testing guidelines

Stress & stress-related illness are epidemic among transit workers

We're still gathering the facts about reports of an altercation between a bus driver and passenger in Estacada which appeared on social media this week. It would be inappropriate for ATU to comment on this [...]

By | 2017-09-01T13:23:55+00:00 September 1st, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Stress & stress-related illness are epidemic among transit workers

TriMet Lift driver fired for answering call of nature

We've said it before and we'll unfortunately have to say it again - no transit worker should ever face discipline or termination for simply answering the call of nature. We encourage you to read this [...]

By | 2017-08-31T08:49:04+00:00 August 31st, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on TriMet Lift driver fired for answering call of nature

C-VAN dispatchers approve new contract

Sisters & brothers, another update from C-TRAN: C-VAN paratransit dispatchers just ratified a new contract with 100% of eligible members voting yes! Here are the key highlights your officers want you to know: Sick leave [...]

By | 2017-08-30T16:07:10+00:00 August 30th, 2017|C-TRAN|Comments Off on C-VAN dispatchers approve new contract

CTRAN contract updates

Sisters and brothers, we're pleased to announce two pieces of news out of CTRAN:   First, supervisors approved a new contract with 92.8% of eligible members voting yes! This new contract has a few important [...]

By | 2017-08-30T10:43:34+00:00 August 30th, 2017|C-TRAN|Comments Off on CTRAN contract updates

UP-003-16 update (retiree health care issues)

We are still awaiting a ruling on UP-003-16, an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) complaint filed by ATU, which includes retiree health care issues. It was been fully briefed and submitted to the administrative law judge. [...]

By | 2017-08-28T15:00:22+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Retirees|Comments Off on UP-003-16 update (retiree health care issues)
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