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Sturdivant reelected NS-Southern Lines General Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 26 — Jerry G. Sturdivant was reelected to his second term as General Chairman of the Norfolk Southern-Southern Lines General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) at its quadrennial meeting on May 19, 2020.

Brother Sturdivant is a member of BLET Division 110 (Ludlow, Ky.) and has held continuous membership in the Brotherhood since 1993. Brother Sturdivant was serving the GCA as 1st Vice General Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer when he was elevated to the office of General Chairman following the installation of then-General Chairman Mark L. Wallace as a BLET National Vice President effective January 1, 2019.

Also elected at the 2020 quadrennial meeting were: 1st Vice General Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer Fred M. Cox, Division 52 (Baltimore, Md.); 2nd Vice General Chairman C.R. (Rusty) Jones, Division 239 (Knoxville, Tenn.); 3rd Vice General Chairman J.E. Briles III, Division 165 (Louisville, Ky.) 4th Vice General Chairman G.L. Pack, Division 316 (Atlanta, Ga.); 5th Vice General Chairman J.D. Conner, Division 409 (Columbus, Ga.); and Alternate Vice General Chairman A.K. Brendle, Division 166 (Charlotte, N.C.). Appointed to serve the GCA as Trustees were Brother Briles, Brother Pack and Brother Conner.

Representing the BLET National Division at the meeting were National President Dennis R. Pierce and National Vice President Rick Gibbons.

“Congratulations to General Chairman Sturdivant and all officers of the Norfolk Southern-Southern Lines General Committee of Adjustment,” President Pierce said. “I thank these Brothers for their dedicated service to our Brotherhood, and I appreciate their hard work and commitment to representing our proud Brothers and Sisters who work for Norfolk Southern.”

Brother Sturdivant hired out in 1990 as a brakeman on NS, and entered into engine service in 1992. He joined the Brotherhood in 1993 and was elected First Vice Local Chairman of Division 110 later that same year. In 2000, Brother Sturdivant was elected Local Chairman of Division 110, a position he held for 12 years. Brother Sturdivant held various positions on the GCA’s Executive Board, starting in 2004 as a Vice General Chairman under former General Chairmen Ray Wallace and Bill Overton. Brother Sturdivant was elected by acclamation to the full-time office of 1st Vice General Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer at the GCA’s 2012 quadrennial meeting, the same year Mark Wallace was elected General Chairman. In 2016, Brother Sturdivant was reelected by acclamation to the office of 1st Vice Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer. Brother Sturdivant has also served the BLET as Secretary-Treasurer of the Southeastern General Chairman’s Association.

The Norfolk Southern-Southern Lines GCA represents nearly 3,200 active locomotive engineers and trainmen in 42 Divisions.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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