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ATU Makes Donation to the ITUC Ukrainian Refugee Relief Effort

Silver Spring, MD – The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) announced a donation of $25,000 to the International Trade Union Confederation Relief Fund to provide immediate support to Ukrainian refugees.

“We are beyond inspired by the strength and courage of the Ukrainian people bravely defending their country in this war with Russia,” said ATU International President John Costa. “Many Ukrainian civilians have tragically lost their lives. Families have been torn apart and forced to flee their homes amid the destruction and violence of the war. We are hopeful that this donation for the millions of refugees will help those most in need of care.”

The ITUC relief fund is providing support for the ITUC Ukrainian member organizations – the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions - providing support to Ukrainian families who desperately need assistance. The donations are providing basic needs to support the increasing number of refugees.

“As a labor union with members from all walks of life, it’s our responsibility to help whenever we can by responding to the needs of those most affected by this humanitarian crisis by supporting where we can,” Costa continued. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and their friends and families impacted by the conflict. We join the global labor movement in renewing our call for an immediate end to Russia’s military aggression and violations of international law.”

Donations to the ITUC Relief Fund can be made at