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May 23

Anthony Garland appointed ATU International Vice President

International Representative Anthony Garland was appointed by International President John Costa and approved by the ATU General Executive Board, as an International Vice President. Garland had been serving as an International Representative when he was appointed by the late International President Larry Hanley in September 2012.  

Born in Danville, VA, Garland began his career at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in 1983 as a bus operator, joining Local 689-Washington, DC. Wanting to get more involved with the Local, he became a shop steward in 2001 and served on the Local’s Executive Board, fighting to improve working conditions and the rights of his fellow workers. He served as the Local’s Recording Secretary from 2006 to 2012. Garland also served as chair of the ATU CAN/AM from 2010-2012.

During his time as an International Representative, Garland has assisted many ATU Locals in organizing, mobilizing riders and community activists, and other activities. He also served as Trustee for Local 1764-Washington, DC, and successful negotiated strong contracts for many ATU Locals.