First Transit

First Transit named 2018 Scrooge of the Year

Scrooge of the Year goes to an individual or entity that was particularly hard-hearted to workers.

New TriMet Lift contracts raise wages up to $3.91 an hour

Problems with bathroom breaks and rider wait times are still unresolved.

Landslide union vote at TriMet Lift

Workers at contractor First Transit vote 111-31 in favor of joining ATU Local 757.

At TriMet Lift, contracted bus drivers say they want a union

A unit of 166 workers will vote on whether to join ATU Local 757.

One-day strike by TriMet Lift operators leads to agreement

Foreign-owned First Group delayed a deal until workers shut down service.

At TriMet Lift, Beaverton unit authorizes strike

Workers reject an offer from contractor First Transit in which they’d lose ground over five years.

Union to TriMet: Cut managers, not drivers

ATU under siege as labor ally Lynn Lehrbach slated for replacement on the board.

Bus drivers at Portland Public Schools ratify deal at First Student

PPS drivers win temporary labor peace, but struggles continue at other units of First Student.

TriMet Lift workers authorize strike

First Transit and ATU Local 757 will meet again Nov. 21.