2020 ATU Scholarship

This year’s scholarships are in remembrance of former International President Lawrence J. Hanley, who passed away on May 7, 2019.

Hanley devoted more than 40 years of his life to the ATU and the broader labor movement. He was a tireless and tenacious advocate for his members, transit riders, and all trade unionists. Hanley began driving a bus in 1978, at age 21, in Brooklyn, NY, and attended his first union meeting that September as a member of the Transport Workers Union (TWU). In 1979, he transferred to Staten Island and became a member of ATU Local 726-Staten Island, NY. In 1984, Hanley was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Local and in 1987, he was elected President, the youngest in the Local’s history. Hanley would go on to be re-elected to five terms. In that role, he pioneered worker-rider organizing, leading thousands of union members and transit riders in a successful effort to reform the way transit service was provided on Staten Island, NY.

2020 ATU Scholarship Application

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