7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

J. Alan Holdcraft

Vice President

holdcraft@ble-t.org

J. Alan Holdcraft is National Vice President of the 57,000-member Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. He was elected by acclamation at the BLET's Fourth National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 3, 2018.

Immediately prior to his 2018 election, Vice President Holdcraft served the BLET as General Chairman of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (former AT&SF) General Committee of Adjustment (BNSF-ATSF GCA), representing nearly 3,150 members from 35 different BLET Divisions.

Vice President Holdcraft began his railroad career on June 1, 1977, when he hired out as a trainman with the Santa Fe Railroad in Galveston, Texas. He began engineer training in November of 1977 and earned promotion to locomotive engineer on May 6, 1978. He has held continuous membership in BLET Division 776 (Galveston, Texas) since initiating into the Brotherhood on February 1, 1980.

Vice President Holdcraft is a dedicated union leader who has served the Brotherhood in numerous elected offices over the years. From 2002-2008, he served as Local Chairman of Division 776. From 2008-2011, he served as Vice General Chairman of the BLET's BNSF-ATSF GCA. He was elected BNSF-ATSF General Chairman in 2012, and was reelected by acclamation in 2014 and 2018.

From 2012-2016, Brother Holdcraft served as Secretary-Treasurer of the BLET's Western General Chairman's Association, and was elected to serve as its Chairman in 2017. In 2014, Brother Holdcraft was elected 7th Alternate Vice President at the BLET's Third National Convention in Las Vegas.

Vice President Holdcraft served on the BLET's National Wage Committee during the round of contract talks that concluded in 2017, which resulted in more than 88 percent of the voting BLET members ratifying the agreement. He has also served on the Rail Safety Advisory Committee's (RSAC) Inward/Outward-Facing Recording Device Working Group.

Vice President Holdcraft and his wife Kayla were married on February 23, 1990. He has one son, James. Vice President Holdcraft's father, James Holdcraft, worked as a conductor for the Santa Fe for 38 years (1959-1997). In his time away from the railroad, Vice President Holdcraft enjoys outdoor cooking, woodworking, music, sports, and spending time with his family.

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR: Rail traffic down again for week ending July 13, 2019
Kansas City Southern reports Q2 2019 financial results
UP earnings help put rail stocks back on track
Union Pacific cost cuts sheltered profit amid freight slowdown
Union Pacific CEO: Trade tensions are definitely impacting business
UP confirms shutdown of Proviso yard hump; consolidation of other yards
Union Pacific sets operating ratio record despite lower quarterly volumes in Q2 2019
Teamsters Canada's Roland Hackl appointed Vice-Chair of CIRB
9th Circuit rejects Asarco’s cleanup claim against UP
Wisconsin DOT announces plans for increased Hiawatha service
Wilkes-Barre wants study on restoring passenger rail service to Philadelphia
Blackjewel permit to remain in limbo as mines’ outlook worsens
RRB Q&A: Reporting events that can affect retirement benefits
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines