Labor contract

TriMet-ATU labor contract one step closer to ratification

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TriMet’s Board of Directors today unanimously approved the tentative agreement on a new contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757. The last contract expired on Nov. 30, 2012. Key features of tentative agreement Tentative agreement was reached following 37 negotiation and eight mediation sessions. The tentative agreement calls for active and retirees to pay […]


TriMet and ATU reach tentative agreement on a new contract

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State mediator helps broker agreement after 45 sessions TriMet and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 757 have reached a tentative labor agreement. The parties reached this agreement with the assistance of State Conciliator Janet Gillman. The agreement sets the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement for four years through November 30, 2016. Additionally it […]


TriMet again asks state to enforce collective bargaining statutes

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With the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) again refusing to comply with state collective bargaining statutes governing negotiation procedures, TriMet today reluctantly filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the ATU. The ULP asks the State Employment Relations Board (ERB) to require the ATU to bargain in good faith by correcting and resubmitting its Final Offer. […]


TriMet and union leadership to enter mediation on April 8

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Employment Relations Board agrees to TriMet request for mediation after round-the-clock negotiations failed to reach contract agreement The Employment Relations Board (ERB) has agreed to TriMet’s request for mediation services after contract negotiations between the agency and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) leadership failed to reach consensus on a contract agreement. State Conciliator Janet Gillman will […]


TriMet wins most elements in legal challenge over union contract

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Ruling means TriMet’s overall contract award remains intact and brings common sense changes to health care plan going forward The Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB) ruled yesterday in favor of TriMet and upheld the arbitration award regarding the last contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757. The ATU had challenged the arbitrator’s July […]