A Farewell Celebration: Honoring ATU Local 268 President William Nix’s Retirement

Posted February 2024

ITLC’s Executive Director Jack Clark attended an event in Cleveland last month honoring ATU Local 268 President William Nix on his retirement from the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA). President Nix completed over 35 years of service at GCRTA, almost half that time spent as ATU Local 268 President. GCRTA CEO and General Manager India Birdsong Terry lauded President Nix for building a strong bargaining and workforce development partnership between ATU Local 268 and GCRTA. She noted his instrumental role in establishing a bus maintenance apprenticeship and effective mentoring programs for operators in bus, rail, and paratransit, along with his role in initial discussions on establishing apprenticeships in all these occupations. President Nix's successor, Clarence King, spoke with emotion about being trained and mentored by his predecessor. President Nix wrapped up the night with reminiscences, recognitions, and the importance of advocacy and partnership.  

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