Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757

Look for the union Rose Festival entries

Unions are once again taking part in Portland's annual Rose Festival parades. Here’s a list of who to look for.

Assault a bus driver, commit a felony

ATU Local 757 tells Oregon lawmakers assaults on bus drivers are increasing, and asks to tighten a law classifying such assaults as felonies. 

Wally Feist, 1949-2020

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

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

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

ATU v TriMet: 5-year legal case starts over after state Supreme Court ruling

TriMet, a public transit agency, has spent a bundle to keep the public out of its meetings.

Portland Public School bus drivers are speaking up

School bus drivers say they shouldn't be earning $5 an hour less than school district truck drivers who transport food.

A view from the driver seat

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.

Workers at TriMet ratify new 3-year deal

The vote was 1,220 to 68, overwhelmingly in favor.

ATU reaches deal at TriMet

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

Bus drivers in Hood River win union

Columbia Area Transit drivers will be part of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757.

TriMet Lift driver fired for answering the call of nature

Portlander Teressa Stevens was fired Aug. 21 from her job as a driver for TriMet LIFT — for urinating in a parking lot.

TriMet declares impasse in contract negotiations

This is the third time in a row that bargaining between TriMet and Local 757 has reached deadlock.

Oregon Supreme Court hears TriMet case

The public transit agency wants to keep union negotiations closed to the public.

Unions react to the MAX killings

One of the murdered Good Samaritans was a union member at the City of Portland.

ATU vs. TriMet case headed for Oregon Supreme Court

Can public sector unions and their employers allow the press and members of the public to observe union contract negotiations?

First Student Corvallis bus drivers stay union

Workers reject a decertification effort in a 41-to-21 vote.

TriMet wants two-year extension to its union contract (or does it?)

TriMet management likes the agency’s union contract so much that it’s proposing to extend it two years.

Re-run election confirms Shirley Block and Jon Hunt as leaders of ATU Local 757

Block got 55 percent of the vote, and Hunt got 52 percent.

Latest TriMet provocation: ‘Paid union orientations are illegal’

Clever TriMet lawyers interpret a new public sector union neutrality law in an unforeseen way.