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ATU Local Leaders Learn New Skills at Innovative ATU New Officers’ Training

ATU’s New Officer Training kicked off this September in Washington, DC, with over 40 President/Business Agents and Financial Secretaries from Locals across North America coming together to learn the skills necessary to effectively run their Locals and serve our members.

The first day kicked off with an inspirational speech from International President John Costa telling attendees about his experience as a new officer and how the International is there to support them. “When I became a new President at my Local 819-Newark, NJ, I wasn’t exactly sure what the role entailed, but I worked with my Local Vice President to figure it out,” said Costa. “This critical training will help you learn the skills to best serve your members. The International is here to assist you and your Local, whether it’s legal, negotiations, workforce development, health and safety, or communications. This training is for you to be able to deliver for your members.”


Skills and Strategies to Strengthen Our Locals

From Local Union Officer and Executive Board Member responsibilities to 13(c) protections, to ATU Workforce Development and Apprenticeship programs to Strategic Research, Communications, and other topics, attendees learned new strategies and skills from ATU staff and experts to strengthen their Locals and empower their members to get involved and prepare for the battles ahead.

Also in attendance at the training were International Executive Vice President Yvette Trujillo, International Secretary-Treasurer Ken Kirk and International Vice President Marcellus Barnes.