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Driscoll reelected Conrail SSA/CSXT-ND General Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 13 — Brother Patrick T. Driscoll was reelected by acclamation to his second term as General Chairman of the Conrail SSA/CSXT-Northern District General Committee of Adjustment at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting in Buffalo, N.Y., May 20-21-2019.

A member of BLET Division 382 (Buffalo, N.Y.), Brother Driscoll joined the BLET in 1994 as a Conrail locomotive engineer. Driscoll began serving as General Chairman on January 1, 2015, following the election of former General Chairman James P. Louis to the office of National Vice President. He was elected to his first full term as General Chairman at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting in May of 2015. In 2018, Brother Driscoll was elected by acclamation to serve as Fifth Alternate National Vice Presdient at the BLET’s Fourth National Convention in Las Vegas.

Also elected by acclamation were: Secretary-Treasurer Christopher R. Eleczko, Division 421 (Buffalo, N.Y.); 1st Vice General Chairman Harvey N. Benn IV, Division 169 (Syracuse, N.Y.); 2nd Vice General Chairman Michael T. McCrory II, Division 382 (Buffalo, N.Y.); and 3rd Vice General Chairman Mark S. Krajewski, Division 46 (Albany, N.Y.). Elected to serve as alternate officers were: Alternate Vice General Chairman F. “Phil” Burgos Jr., Division 601 (Newark, N.J.); and Alternate Secretary-Treasurer Thomas R. Fay, Division 382 (Buffalo, N.Y.).

Appointed to serve as Trustees were: Phil Burgos, Division 601; Mike McCrory, Division 382; and Erin S. Patterson, Division 3 (Cleveland, Ohio).

Representing the BLET National Division at the meeting were: National President Dennis R. Pierce; National Vice President Jim Louis; National Vice President Alan Holdcraft; Director of Bylaws Administration John Fink; Special Representative and Director of Mobilization–Eastern Region Matt Kronyak; and Special Representative Rich Bartela. Brothers Fink, Kronyak and Bartela are members of BLET Divisions belonging to the Conrail SSA/CSXT-Northern District GCA.

“I am proud to congratulate Brother Driscoll and all officers of the Conrail GCA,” President Pierce said. “I thank these Brothers for continuing to serve our Brotherhood and I have every confidence they will do an excellent job of protecting the rights and interests of our members.”

Brother Driscoll has been an officer of Division 382 since 2000. He was elected Local Chairman in 2006, 2009 and 2012. He has served the GCA as Vice General Chairman and Alternate General Chairman. In 2014, he served the National Division as a member of the Bylaws Committee at the Third National Convention in 2014, and as a member of the Arrangements Committee at the Fourth National Convention in 2018. Brother Driscoll also serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the BLET’s Eastern General Chairmen’s Association.

The Conrail SSA/CSXT-Northern District GCA is comprised of 13 different BLET Local Divisions on two properties (Conrail Shared Assets and CSXT Northern District) and represents approximately 1,400 active and retired members.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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