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ATU Local 757 News & Info

Support Good Union Jobs Fight Corporate Greed Defend the Strike

The huge, profitable multi-national corporation, Nabisco/Mondelez, is destroying union jobs – outsourcing work, eliminating pensions, increasing healthcare costs, cutting pay for overtime.   Nabisco bakery workers in Portland (BCTGM 364) walked out at noon Tuesday, August [...]

By | August 12th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on Support Good Union Jobs Fight Corporate Greed Defend the Strike

Oregonians Drastic Reduction in Unemployment Benefits

On September 4th, thousands of Oregonians will see a drastic reduction in unemployment benefits. To help prepare, we’ve put together a quick reference guide to ensure unemployed workers know what to expect. Please share the information below [...]

By | August 6th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on Oregonians Drastic Reduction in Unemployment Benefits

Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Oregon Union Family, The American Labor Movement, the Oregon AFL-CIO, and workers across the nation mourn the loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka today. Rich embodied the spirit and the power of the Labor Movement: [...]

By | August 5th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Input From Frontline Workers

In coordination with the AFL-CIO, The University College Dublin in Ireland is seeking input from frontline workers in North America regarding occupational COVID-19 prevention and control measures. The researchers are asking unions to distribute the [...]

By | August 5th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on Input From Frontline Workers

Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Congressman Peter Defazio

7/15/21 ATU 757 had the opportunity to discuss workforce development and electric buses with US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Congressman Peter Defazio (OR-4), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. President Shirley Block [...]

By | July 19th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Congressman Peter Defazio

SOLVE to Host Several Cleanup Events

TriMet is partnering with SOLVE to host several cleanup events on Saturday mornings in July, August, and September. Grab your friends, families and colleagues and join us as we spruce up our community. Visit the [...]

By | July 18th, 2021|Categories: ATU 757|Comments Off on SOLVE to Host Several Cleanup Events
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    July 29, 2021 - January 1, 2022

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.

Fred Casey

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: fredc@atu757.org

Fred Casey grew up in a union household, he is a third-generation union member. His grandfather was in the Rail Workers Union for nearly half a century before his retirement. Fred’s father was a member of Local 290 Steamfitters Union as a Plumber until his death in 2012. Fred has always had a driver’s job since high school, and for a short while also worked as an IT contractor for Microsoft. Restless as he was and the lack of support for employees, he left the desk behind and returned to operating trucks and Union siblinghood.

Fred’s career with TriMet began in December 2013. He started as a part time Operator before moving to full time in 2014. In September of 2015, he was promoted to Station Agent. Frustrated with TriMet policies, Fred ran and was elected as an ATU 757 Executive Board Officer in June 2018. He continued to fight and support ATU members to provide better protection and making gains along the way. Fred was elected as the new Vice President of ATU 757 in 2021.

Fred is married to Clover Casey, who is also an ATU 757 member. Clover currently works at TriMet as a Transit Operator and serves the membership as a Shop Steward. Fred and Clover have a blended family of six children.

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.