ATU Local 757

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.

Change in leadership at Amalgamated Transit Union 757

Members of ATU Local 757 have voted TriMet bus operator Bruce Hansen back in as president — nine years after he left office. 

Tillamook bus drivers get 5-year contract

The five-year contract with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 raises starting wages about 22% and adds Juneteenth as a paid holiday.

Cannabis candy makers now union at Gron

Cannabis candy makers at Gron Confections in Portland voted 11-2 to join the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 in ballots counted Jan. 8.

Juggling, hula-hooping bus driver hears birds calling

Bus operator Cindy Kassab, a member of ATU Local 747, heads into retirement with honors after a record 47 years driving for TriMet.

ATU wants an end to forced overtime in Lane Transit District contract

About 225 workers are covered by the contract, including bus operators, mechanics, customer service representatives and more.

Presents from Partners

The annual charity drive is a way to make holidays a little brighter for union families that find themselves in hardship.

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.

LCSA helps homeless union members get back into housing

Labor’s Community Service Agency, a nonprofit connected to United Way and local labor groups, is helping union members get back into housing.

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.

What’s it like to strike?

Strikes, once common, are rare today. We asked Northwest Labor Press readers to share their strike stories.

Unsafe streets: Deteriorating public safety is impacting workers on the job

Attacks on parks workers. Assaults on bus drivers. Safety concerns are driving some employees to leave their jobs altogether.

Bus drivers win raises up to $6 an hour

At the school bus contractor for Portland Public Schools, about 300 workers won an immediate $6 an hour increase.

ATU Local 757 members elect new VP

Members re-elect Shirley Block and Mary Longoria, and replace longtime officer Jon Hunt with TriMet station agent Frederick Casey.

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.

ATU fights to save apprenticeship, and win back the right to strike

SB 690, a bill introduced by Oregon State Senator Chris Gorsek, would restore the right to strike for public transit workers like bus drivers.

TriMet declares impasse in contract bargaining

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

Transit: Ridership plummets, but no workers are facing layoff, and cleaners are working overtime

In Eugene and Salem, bus service is now free. In Portland, new machines are disinfecting buses and trains with peroxide mist nightly.

Support your transit workers!

Local 757 says TriMet plans to eliminate mechanic apprenticeship programs and privatize bus service for the benefit of big companies like Amazon and FedEx.