Winston, who retired on 22nd March, his 100th Birthday, had already been named
'Employee of the Century' by President Bill Clinton way back in 1996 (when
he was a mere stripling of 90) but he kept on working...
even had the division he was working in named after him in 1997 (The Arthur Winston
Division in South Los Angeles) but he kept on coming in...
worked for the Los Angeles public transit agencies for a total of 76 years. The
only day off sick he ever had was in 1988, when his wife died.
by a squad of Laker Girls, Arthur Winston blows out the candles on the special
100th birthday cake. Photo by Gary Leonard. Picture with thanks to Los Angeles
He was a service attendant leader of 11 employees responsible for cleaning and
refueling the Metro Busses.
of Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa:
Winston is a true inspiration. We thank him for his years of service and congratulate
him on reaching the century mark. We all wish Mr. Winston continued health and
prosperity as he enjoys a long and well-deserved retirement.
havent planned too much yet, but I want to keep busy, keep active. I dont
want to go home and sit down.