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The ATU Mourns the Passing of Retired International Vice President Tommy Mullins

The ATU is sad to report the passing of retired International Vice President Tommy Mullins.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to the daughter Susan Thurman, granddaughter Blair Thurman, and the entire family of retired International Vice President Tommy Mullins,” said ATU International President John Costa. 

“From playing a key role in the Greyhound strikes to organizing new members, to fighting for strong contracts to better the lives of our brothers and sisters, Tommy dedicated almost 40 years of his life to the ATU.”

A native of Wise County, Virginia, Mullins first joined the ATU in March 1970 as a member of Local 1544-Washington, DC, working for a subsidiary of Trailways. He rose through the ranks of his Local to be President and also served as President of the ATU Trailways Joint Council. In January 1980, he became an International Representative/Special Organizer. In September 1985, he was appointed as an International Vice President. Mullins was elected to that post at the 1986 Convention and re-elected until he retired in March 2009.