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Local 508-Halifax, NS, President Ken Wilson Named ATU International Vice President

ATU Local 508-Halifax, NS, President Ken Wilson has been appointed by International President John Costa with approval by the ATU General Executive Board as an ATU International Vice President at the Spring GEB meeting in New Orleans, LA. 

“Ken is a proven and well-respected leader and negotiator whose passion for the labor movement and working people has elevated him to President of his Local where he has done extraordinary work on behalf of our members, including leading a successful strike and winning numerous contract fights,” said International President John Costa. “From driving a bus to becoming the youngest President in his Local’s history, Ken is a next-generation leader who understands the power of social media and getting younger transit workers involved in our Union. Ken is a solid addition to our General Executive Board and will serve our members well throughout Canada.” 

Wilson started his bus driving career in 1999 at the age of 23. In 2009, he was elected Vice President of his Local. In 2010 when the sitting President resigned, Wilson ran for the top position, becoming the youngest President/Business Agent in Local 508’s history. During his time as President, he led his Local through a successful strike and the Local has also been undefeated in arbitrations.