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TriMet deal comes amid union leadership change

The 4-year agreement was finalized after members voted in new leadership, with a ratification vote set for two days before they were sworn in.

TriMet workers extend contract through 2024

Portland-area transit workers will get raises at the end of this year and next, but otherwise their union contract will remain unchanged.

TriMet starting pay jumps 48% in a year

Amid a severe bus driver shortage, starting pay jumped from $17 to $25.24. Plus a $7,500 sign-on bonus. These are union jobs with benefits.

Labor peace at TriMet?

With a new general manager at TriMet, an era of antagonism between the transit agency and its union may have come to a close.

Transit union reaches deal with TriMet

As contract arbitration neared, TriMet management dropped its proposal to eliminate its apprenticeship program for bus mechanics.

TriMet declares impasse in contract bargaining

An arbitrator will decide if the transit agency can scrap its mechanic apprenticeship program.

TriMet stuck on ending apprenticeship

Months of pushback from Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 has so far failed to persuade TriMet management to put the brakes on a plan to end its apprenticeship programs for bus and light rail mechanics.

TriMet awards transit project to union-signatory minority contractor

Raimore Construction will be the general contractor on the $60 million construction portion of the Division Transit Project, which will be the largest construction contract awarded to a minority contractor in Oregon history.

Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle to TriMet: Don’t eliminate apprenticeships!

TriMet has been proposing in union contract bargaining to scrap its bus and light rail maintenance mechanic training programs.

TriMet talks off to rough start

TriMet wants to get rid of its bus and light rail maintenance mechanic training programs. And maybe contract out maintenance of the electric and hybrid buses it wants to buy.