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ATU Local 757 News & Info

Good News and Bad News

The good news:Some of our properties are electing to send our more vulnerable members home with pay. We are grateful that these properties are doing the right thing, and hope the remaining properties get the [...]

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ATU COVID-19 Command and Response

If you can’t find what you’re looking for at atu.org/covid-19, reach out to ATU’s COVID-19 Command and Response hotline or email us at coronavirusalert@atu.org (U.S. members) or coronavirusalert@atucanada.ca (Canada members).If you have questions about your employer’s policies or are seeking [...]

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ATU757 COVID-19 Update

Dear ATU 757 members: As we said, we are going to continue to try to get you updates often. Here is what we have for you today: We know all of you have questions about [...]

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ATU International President John Costa conducted a live telephone town hall this week with ATU International leaders and all Local Business Agents from across the U.S. and Canada to discuss the launch of the ATU [...]

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Please Save Public Transit

ATU is pushing the U.S. Congress to provide the highest level possible of direct emergency funding to public transit agencies to keep transit buses rolling, buy personal protective equipment, and save our jobs as the [...]

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Dislocated/Unemployed Workers

Hello union family, Labor's Community Service Agency is your Labor Liaison for dislocated workers in Mult/Wash Counties through our partnership with Worksystems' Rapid Response. In this capacity, I also work alongside Jon Irvine, State Workforce [...]

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All ATU 757 Events

  1. Retirees Chapter Meeting

    April 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm PDT
  2. Retirees Chapter Meeting

    May 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
  3. Retirees Chapter Meeting

    June 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT

Meet Your Full Time Officers


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.


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.


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 currently is enrolled in the EMT/Paramedic Program at Butte College in California; Derek’s goal is to be a Paramedic Fire Fighter. 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.