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Apr 23

Curtis Howard appointed International Vice President

International Representative Curtis Howard was appointed by International President Larry Hanley and approved by the ATU General Executive Board, as an International Vice President.

Howard had been serving as an International Representative when he was appointed by International President Larry Hanley in January 2017.

Howard accrued 23 years of experience serving Local 732-Atlanta, GA, since his start as a MARTA electrical power technician in 1994. Wanting to get more involved with the Local, he became a shop steward for the MARTA electrical department fighting to improve working conditions and the rights of his fellow workers.

In 1999, Howard was elected to the Local 732 executive board and in 2004 was elected vice president for Maintenance and non-MARTA properties.

After serving three terms as a vice president, Howard was elected president of the Local serving two terms. Under his leadership, Local 732 scored a major arbitration victory against the privatization of MARTA Mobility Services in 2017, which halted the privatization of other departments at MARTA. Howard formed the first Local 732 Retiree Chapter in the Local’s history.