COSTA ELECTED INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT; PEREZ, OWENS RE-ELECTED
INCUMBENT IVPS RE-ELECTED TO THREE-YEAR TERMS
The delegates to the 59th Convention of the Amalgamated Transit Union unanimously voted John Costa to serve as international president for the next three years. The General Executive Board previously appointed Costa to serve the remaining four months of the term of the late international president, Larry Hanley, who passed away in May.
“I’m honored to stand here today. I am honored,” said Costa as the delegates chanted ‘Costa, Costa, Costa’. “But the energy that you give me to do this job is remarkable. This is a great union. We are one big family. And I just want to recognize and thank everyone here for your support. It’s just been a remarkable week.”
International Executive Vice President Javier Perez, Jr., was re-elected to another three-year term. And, International Secretary-Treasurer Oscar Owens defeated Local 113 Financial Secretary Kevin Morton, to serve another three-year term.