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Labor Day Picnic

Hello Everyone! It's that time of year again, time for the 2017 Labor Day Picnic! Ride bracelets prices ($10.50 each this year), scrip ticket prices ($.50 cents each again this year), and shuttle train schedule. [...]

By | 2017-08-13T14:30:01-07:00 August 13th, 2017|ATU 757|

The 133° Transit Worker Toilet

This is what transit workers nationwide face every day. Lack of restroom facilities and tight or impossible schedules leave transit workers few options. Read more or click on image to view video.

By | 2017-08-14T15:31:20-07:00 August 4th, 2017|ATU 757|

Blood Drive – Labor for Life

It's that time of year again!!!  Time for you to do your part and donate blood at our 2017 Annual Labor Day Picnic Blood Drive!Now, more than ever, there is a shortage of blood, and [...]

By | 2017-07-31T12:02:51-07:00 July 31st, 2017|ATU 757|

A Transit Operator’s Story

No worker should have to choose whether or not to soil themselves, relieve themselves in public, or wear a diaper to work. It's inhumane, undignified, and wrong. Watch Sister Teress tell her story, and then [...]

By | 2017-08-14T14:21:42-07:00 July 28th, 2017|ATU 757|

I am in receipt of your letter dated July 13, 2017, reiterating your refusal to bargain over the recent change to SOP B903. I appreciate your reassurances that our members will be paid for filling [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:28:40-07:00 July 20th, 2017|TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|


The position of TRIMET MERLO EXTRA BOARD LIAISON OFFICER has been filled. Your new Extra Board Liaison Officer is: Mark Harris Posting

By | 2017-07-17T20:36:01-07:00 July 17th, 2017|TriMet Bus|

Hours of Service

In response to inquiries from several local unions regarding the hours of service rules in their states, the following is a summary of the general principles related to restrictions on maximum hours a driver may work. Because [...]

By | 2017-07-12T17:32:49-07:00 July 12th, 2017|ATU 757|


We are still waiting on a decision from the administrative law judge regarding UP-003-16 which includes retiree healthcare issues. It has been fully briefed and submitted to the administrative law judge.

By | 2017-07-12T17:26:18-07:00 July 12th, 2017|Retirees|

Blind Spots – Vision Zero

The subsequent investigations of the tragic deaths above proved that each of these victims died needlessly because the buses that hit them had blind spots so large that the drivers didn’t see them. While transit [...]

By | 2017-07-12T10:01:21-07:00 July 12th, 2017|ATU 757|

Appreciation for Support

Labor's Community Service helps many Union Families including our own ATU 757 members. Dear ATU Local 757, Labor's Community Service Agency would like to extend our appreciation for your support of our 2017 Spring Fundraiser. [...]

By | 2017-07-11T16:40:47-07:00 July 11th, 2017|ATU 757|

Scheduled for Mediation

As many of you know, on June 28, 2017, TriMet requested mediation, and the parties will be going to mediation in hopes of coming to an agreement. As of now we have two dates scheduled for mediation: [...]

By | 2017-07-11T13:15:02-07:00 July 11th, 2017|TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|

Oregon Legislature Approves Plan to Start Charging Tolls

Oregon Legislature Approves Plan to Start Charging Tolls on Two Interstate Highways Running Through Portland The Oregon transportation bill instructs the state to ask federal permission for "value pricing" on I-5 and I-205. The bill also [...]

By | 2017-07-10T11:05:26-07:00 July 10th, 2017|ATU 757|

ATU 757 Picnic This Saturday June 24th

June 24, 2017, 10am-4pm Blue Lake Park Chinook A & B. Come join us for food and fun! We look forward to enjoying the pleasure of your company at this year’s picnic! We will have Bingo, Softball [...]

TriMet Contract Negotiation Update

Dear Members, The ATU Wage Committee met with the TriMet Negotiating Team on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.  You should be proud of all of the hard work, long hours, and thoughtful conversation [...]

By | 2017-06-15T19:55:53-07:00 June 15th, 2017|ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|

Misleading Headline in the Oregonian

This headline is misleading. We've said it before and we'll say it again and again: we oppose the transportation package because it is one regressive tax (a wage tax on workers) after another (a massive [...]

By | 2017-06-14T14:10:08-07:00 June 14th, 2017|ATU 757|

Boycott Nabisco

With the collective strength of more than 12.5 million working people in the 55 unions of the AFL-CIO, the BCTGM's BOYCOTT of Nabisco/Mondelez products made in Mexico and the Check the Label campaign is more [...]

By | 2017-06-12T11:45:30-07:00 June 12th, 2017|ATU 757|

Pride NW Parade

This June 18th, we are marching in the Pride NW parade to rep the Labor Movement and LGBTQ workers everywhere!  Please join us!  We are #162 in marching order, and will gather at 11 am [...]

By | 2017-06-12T11:36:56-07:00 June 12th, 2017|ATU 757|

Take as Prescribed

Skimping, modifying or delaying doses can have serious health and medical consequences. Even multiple prescriptions, each fine by themselves, can have serious consequences. Feel free to check out the Seniors and Aging Issues Series, Presented by Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans Education Fund. Read [...]

By | 2017-06-12T11:25:22-07:00 June 12th, 2017|Retirees|

Public Testimony – Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization

ATU 757 is the labor union representing transit operators, mechanics, dispatchers, and other essential transit workers across the state of Oregon; from Portland to Medford, Tillamook to Prineville, and every major transit system in between. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T11:12:18-07:00 June 7th, 2017|ATU 757|

Contract Negotiation Update

We are disappointed to report that the TriMet negotiation team seemingly did not come to the table ready to have meaningful conversations.  The highlight of the day was when Randy directed all of the TriMet [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:33:33-07:00 June 2nd, 2017|TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|
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