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International Vice President Paul Bowen Retires

After 43 years as a dedicated and committed member of the ATU, International Vice President Paul Bowen retired effective April 1. 

“Paul has 43 years of extraordinary service to our Union and members. He served as President of Local 26-Detroit, MI, and on the Detroit Regional Transit Authority, where he was appointed by the Detroit City Council. Throughout his career, he worked hard for our members and negotiated countless contracts,” said International President John Costa. “We wish Paul, his wife, and their family all the best in his retirement. He will be missed but leaves behind a legacy of remarkable accomplishments on behalf of working people.” 

Bowen has been an ATU member since 1979 out of
Local 26 in Detroit, where he was a bus operator for the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT). He was elected President of his Local in 1998 and again in 2001. In 2004, Bowen was appointed International Vice President by International President Warren George and has been elected unopposed since then.