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ATU Local 757 News & Info

More Congressional Support

Please see attached letter from Member of Congress Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and U.S. Senator Jeff Merlkley, all supporting our efforts and encouraging TriMet to keep the Apprenticeship program. Senators Wyden and Merkley [...]

By | March 26th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on More Congressional Support

April Meetings Canceled

Due to COVID-19 and ATU International guidelines, by the vote of ATU 757 Executive Board, all Charter and Continuation Meetings are canceled for the month of April. Please visit our Facebook page, call your Officer [...]

By | March 26th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on April Meetings Canceled

Update on Oregon Labor Priorities

It has been a very busy week in the Oregon legislature, with many priorities moving forward in the process. It’s encouraging to see so many unions from across Oregon engaging with legislators and fighting to [...]

By | March 26th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on Update on Oregon Labor Priorities

Transit Workers Eligible for COVID vaccine April 5th

ATU Members, Earlier today Governor Kate Brown announced all frontline workers and all Oregonians with underlying health conditions will be eligible April 5th for the COVID vaccine.  "Beginning Monday, April 5, all people in Phase [...]

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The Fight Continues

A big thank you to everyone for making these calls, however the fight is not over! Please keep calling and pressuring TriMet management, let them know we stand united and support our Maintenance brothers and [...]

By | March 25th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on The Fight Continues

2021 Election Committee Members

ATU members, Please see below for the list of 2021 Election Committee Members. Continue to check your garage and Facebook for upcoming election updates. GREATER PORTLAND METROPOLITAN AREA Michael HartigAlphonzo DavisTiffany Pitre SALEM AND SOUTH [...]

By | March 23rd, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on 2021 Election Committee Members
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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 graduated from the EMT/Paramedic Program at Butte College in California; Derek is a Paramedic Fire Fighter in South Lake Tahoe.  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.