With the untimely and tragic passing of ATU International President Larry Hanley, the ATU General Executive Board has chosen International Vice President John A. Costa to serve as ATU International President until the next ATU Convention set for September 2019.

“It is an honor and privilege to be chosen as International President by our General Executive Board to serve the more than 200,000 members of this great union,” Costa said. “It has been a very difficult time as we mourn the passing of International President Larry Hanley – a once-in-a-lifetime transformational and trailblazing leader who brought our union to new heights.”

Costa, who has served as an International Vice President since 2010, issued a resounding call to arms to ATU members and put the industry on notice that every member deserves a livable wage, and safe and healthy working conditions, and our riders and their communities deserve the best possible transit service.

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