Wally Feist, 1949-2020

Dec 30, 2020

A former financial secretary-treasurer and briefly president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, he worked at TriMet from 1977 to 2011.

TriMet stuck on ending apprenticeship

Feb 5, 2020

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.

Ron Heintzman: 1953-2018

Apr 17, 2018

The Portland transit union leader helped build Local 757, and was briefly national union president.

A view from the driver seat

Feb 27, 2018

A TriMet bus driver writing under the pseudonym “Deke N. Blue” has been blogging about life behind the wheel since 2012. Now he’s published a book.

ATU reaches deal at TriMet

Nov 15, 2017

TriMet included approximately 40 union proposals in its final offer, and that proved to be enough to clinch the deal.

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