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International Representative Amanda Sawyer-Malone appointed ATU International Vice President

ATU International Representative Amanda Sawyer-Malone has been appointed as an ATU International Vice President by ATU International President John Costa with approval by the ATU General Executive Board.

“From being a rank-and-file bus operator to becoming the first female President of her Local to serving as an International Representative, Amanda has a proven history of accomplishments, leadership, and work on behalf of our members,” said Costa. “She has broken barriers, understands inclusivity, and represents the future of our Union and the labor movement. We welcome Amanda as a strong addition to the General Executive Board, where she will continue to do the important work of serving our members and our Union.”

Amanda became an ATU member in March 1999 as a bus operator for Local 1177-Norfolk, VA. She was then elected as a Shop Steward in 2012. Amanda went on to become the first woman President of Local 1177, making history in 2013, serving three consecutive terms. In this role, Amanda also served as the Vice President for the Eastern District of the AFL-CIO, as the President of the ATU Virginia State Legislative Conference Board, and as the newly elected Secretary-Treasurer for the Eastern-Virginia Labor Federation. She was appointed International Representative earlier this year by International President Costa before being appointed International Vice President.

“I am humbled and beyond honored to be appointed ATU International Vice President. I want to thank International President John Costa and the General Executive Board for having the utmost confidence in my ability to serve our members in this new role,” said Sawyer-Malone. “Our members have always been at the heart of what I do. I look forward to working with International President Costa, International Secretary-Treasurer Ken Kirk, International Executive Vice President Javier Perez, and the entire GEB to continue to build a stronger ATU we can all be proud of.”