LABOR COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS OF LEADER

ATU International President Larry Hanley has passed away

It is with an extremely heavy heart that we inform you of the death of long-time labor leader and visionary, Larry Hanley, International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU).

Brother Hanley served as Secretary-Treasurer of ATU Local 726 from 1984 until 1987, when he was elected president—the youngest in the local’s history. He would go on to be re-elected to five terms, serving until 2002.

In 2002, Hanley was asked to join the staff of the International as an International Representative, and in 2004, he was appointed as an International Vice President.

As International Vice President, Hanley negotiated the national Greyhound contract for Local 1700 that resulted in his working with ATU members in many states. He served in that capacity until his election as International President in September 2010.

The Labor Movement has lost a great leader with the passing of Larry Hanley. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO will always remember with gratitude the leadership and commitment Brother Hanley demonstrated throughout his service. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones, and all his union brothers and sisters of ATU.

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