With profound sadness, I share the passing of ATU International President Lawrence J. Hanley. On behalf of all ATU Local 113 Sisters and Brothers, I offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends – and all those in the labour movement who looked to him for his strong leadership.

A tireless advocate, Larry will be remembered for the progress he fought – and won – for those who needed it most. That is true here in Toronto, where he unconditionally supported Local 113 through difficult times, and in our fight to Keep Transit Public.

Larry started his career at 21 driving a bus in Brooklyn, New York. As ATU International President, he never lost focus of the shop floor as he led 190,000 Sisters and Brothers to better wages and benefits. He will always remain a shining example of a true leader.

As more information becomes available, we will be sure to share it with you.

Carlos Santos, President of ATU Local 113