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Cadogan reelected Chairman of Massachusetts SLB

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 26 — Daniel M. Cadogan was reelected by acclamation to his second term as Chairman of the Massachusetts State Legislative Board (MASLB) at its 7th quadrennial meeting on October 31, 2020.

Brother Cadogan hired out on December 17, 1997, as a trainman with Amtrak in Boston. He became a locomotive engineer with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR) and a proud member of the BLET in February of 2005. Through competitive bidding for this privatized service, Brother Cadogan is currently employed by Keolis Commuter Services. Prior to that, the service was operated by MBCR and Amtrak, respectively.

Brother Cadogan has spent most of his career as a union officer, beginning as a Vice Local Chairman and then Local Chairman of his Local with SMART-TD (the former UTU). He has also served as Vice Local Chairman and then Local Chairman of BLET Division 57, and currently is also the Legislative Representative for Division 57 in Boston.

Also elected by acclamation were: Vice-Chairman William S. Keay Sr., Division 57 (Boston) and Secretary-Treasurer Mathew Cartier, Division 57 (Boston). Elected to serve as Trustees were: Joseph G. Eaton, Division 439 (Allston, Mass.); Bryan Cadogan, Division 57 (Boston); and Christopher Roy, Division 57 (Boston).

National Officers and staff in attendance were: National President Dennis R. Pierce; now-retired Vice President and National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman; former Director of Regulatory Affairs (and current Vice President and National Legislative Representative) Vince Verna; and Director of Political and Legislative Affairs Bob Hagan.

This meeting served as the last speaking platform for Vice President Tolman prior to his retirement. Fittingly, the Massachusetts State Legislative Board was founded and originally chaired by Brother Tolman in 1992.

“I congratulate Brother Cadogan and all officers of the Massachusetts State Legislative Board,” President Pierce said. “I know they will continue to uphold their Board’s legacy of strong political representation, and will continue to play a key role in our Brotherhood’s legislative endeavors throughout the Northeast.”

Additional attendees included: United States Senator Ed Markey; U.S. Representatives Bill Keating and Stephen Lynch; and Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Gus Bickford.

The Massachusetts State Legislative Board represents approximately 350 members from six Divisions representing various railroads around the state.

Friday, February 26, 2021

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