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Mourn Larry Hanley, Dynamic ATU Leader Who Rose Up Ranks

Posted 5/13/19

Larry Hanley, who rode a professional start as a Bus Operator in Brooklyn to become International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union while playing key behind-the-scenes roles in two city transit strikes and revitalizing a union that had been hamstrung by organized-crime control of its largest New York local, died May 7 at age 62.

The cause of death was not known, but Charles Greinsky, a longtime friend, said he had been hospitalized a day earlier and his condition worsened the following morning.

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