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International Secretary-Treasurer Passes

Silver Spring, MD – On October 25, 2019, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) lost a revered leader and tireless activist with the passing of International Secretary-Treasurer Oscar Owens after a brief illness. Devoting more than [...]

By | 2019-10-28T17:14:25-07:00 October 28th, 2019|ATU 757|

Career Ladder Key

Virtually every transit agency in America is experiencing a shortage of bus technicians as skilled baby boomers retire in growing numbers and those capable and willing to take their place are increasingly becoming scarce.  Read [...]

By | 2019-09-13T15:39:30-07:00 September 13th, 2019|ATU 757|

ATU757 Shop Stewards

Shop Stewards: I wanted to share a training opportunity that is coming up with you! This is put on by Mark Brenner, author of Secrets of a Successful Organizer. There are THREE dates: Friday October [...]

By | 2019-09-06T18:29:20-07:00 September 6th, 2019|ATU 757|

LRV Arbitrator Finding

We regret to inform you that the Arbitrator did not find for the Union in the recent Interest Arbitration concerning the inward facing camera in the LRV cab. As you know, in interest arbitrations, the [...]

By | 2019-08-31T11:27:49-07:00 August 30th, 2019|ATU 757, TriMet Rail|

Study on Bus Operator Health

Our SHIFT Onboard pilot study has launched at Intercity Transit in Olympia, WA. Eight of Intercity Transit’s new operators will participate in the SHIFT Onboard pilot study. The study will help us prepare for our [...]

By | 2019-08-22T15:54:32-07:00 August 23rd, 2019|ATU 757|

New Bus Only Lane

The new Business Access and Transit (BAT) lane will replace one of the existing travel lanes on NW Everett and run six blocks from NW Broadway to the ramp up onto the Steel Bridge. The [...]

By | 2019-08-22T10:37:03-07:00 August 22nd, 2019|ATU 757|

“Nobody Went To School For This!”

Hello colleagues,Electric buses are disruptive. I advocate for them because they slash the emissions that drive both climate change and increased cancer rates (diesel exhaust is carcinogenic). Yet the more I learn about electric buses, [...]

By | 2019-08-09T16:50:00-07:00 August 9th, 2019|ATU 757|


A proposed Department of Labor rule to establish the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program, or IRAP, could decimate training, safety and labor standards in established registered apprenticeship programs. That’s why North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Oregon AFL-CIO and others are sounding [...]

By | 2019-08-08T08:30:14-07:00 August 8th, 2019|ATU 757|

Annual ATU757 Picnic Reminder

Just a reminder for you and your family to join us for food and fun on Sunday, August 4th from 10am to 4pm. Where? At Blue Lake Regional Park, Chinook A&B 20500 NE Marine Dr. Fairview, [...]

WA. HOV Lane Violations/Fines

Increased fines for repeat offenders; new fine for drivers using dolls or dummies to cheat occupancy rules. OLYMPIA – High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane violators will be paying higher fines starting Sunday, July 28 – [...]

By | 2019-07-25T17:58:31-07:00 July 25th, 2019|ATU 757|
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