So Much More in San Diego

ATU delegates from across the United States and Canada met in San Diego in late August. The theme of the union’s 57th convention was “So Much More.” President Larry Hanley reported on threats to working families from anti-labor legislation and globalization, reported on cost-cutting measures the International has taken to put more resources into the fight, and opened a discussion on restructuring the union. Full coverage is online at


Among the delegates were past and present leaders of Local 1700. Seen in front of an ATU photo-montage stretching the length of the Hilton lobby are, from left, James Blackburn, James Kennedy, attorney Ed Gale, Sindy Vasquez, Sesil Rubain, Richard Cloud, Bill White, Janis Borchardt, Ray Rivera, Jimmie McCoy, Natalie Perez, and Bruce Hamilton.