Longtime Transit Union Leader Toppled in Election

The new ATU 757 president is Bruce Hansen

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Four months before its much-vilified contract expires, the TriMet employees union has upended a power structure that has held sway for nearly 25 years. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 elected Bruce Hansen president on Friday—an upset of Ron Heintzman, the take-no-prisoners negotiator who steered the union for five straight terms as president from 1988 to 2002. Heintzman was crucial in winning ...   More
Monday, June 18, 2012 AARON MESH

Murmurs: New/Old Candidate for ATU President

Meet the new union boss, same as the old boss.

A $400 million plan to reduce Interstate 5 congestion in the Rose Quarter has one surprising element: a freeway cover on I-5 at North Vancouver and Williams avenues. The lid—similar to the freeway   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

New TriMet Boss' Bad-News Memo to Union and Nonunion Employees

TriMet general manager Neil McFarlane told non-union employees at the transit agency today their wage freeze of the past two years will continue in 2011—and they'll have to pick up more of their health-care costs. He also told union employees, who are at a bargaining impasse with TriMet, there will be a new wage freeze for them this December as well as a requirement they pick up some share ...   More
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 HANK STERN


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