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Alan Holdcraft reelected BNSF (former ATSF) General Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 13 — J. Alan Holdcraft was reelected by acclamation to his third term as General Chairman of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (former ATSF) General Committee of Adjustment at the GCA’s triennial meeting in San Diego, Calif.

A member of BLET Division 776 (Galveston, Texas), Brother Holdcraft is a BNSF locomotive engineer. He has held continuous membership in the Brotherhood for nearly 38 years. He joined Division 776 on February 1, 1980. Brother Holdcraft was first elected General Chairman at the GCA’s triennial convention in 2011, and then reelected by acclamation in 2014.

Also elected by acclamation were 1st Vice Chairman M. Robby Cunningham, Division 134 (Winslow, Ariz.) and Secretary-Treasurer Chris A. Mosser, Division 871 (Slaton, Texas). The following Brothers were also elected during the triennial session; 2nd Vice Chairman Jeremy T. McFather, Division 446 (Belen, N.M.); 3rd Vice Chairman Jorge R. Gomez, Division 264 (El Paso, Texas); 4th Vice Chairman Oscar A. Burrola, Division 839 (Richmond, Calif.); and 5th Vice Chairman Ken R. Mueller, Division 64 (Newton, Kan.).

Elected to serve as Trustees were: Bart S. Jones, Division 871 (Slaton, Texas); Danny P. Smith, Division 344 (Wellington, Kan.); and Ray A. Miranda, Division 383 (Fort Mohave, Ariz.).

Representing the BLET National Division at the meeting were: National Vice President Dennis R. Pierce; First Vice President E. Lee Pruitt; National Secretary-Treasurer Steve Bruno; Vice President and National Legislative Representative John Tolman; Assigned National Vice President Mike Priester; and National Vice President Rick Gibbons.

“Congratulations to Brother Holdcraft and all officers of the BNSF (former ATSF) General Committee of Adjustment,” President Pierce said. “I have every confidence that they will continue to do an excellent job representing the rights of the membership. I also thank them for their dedication and willingness to serve our Brotherhood.”

Also in attendance were: General Chairman Jeff Thurman (BNSF (former STL-SF)/MNA);Vice General Chairman Kyle King (BNSF (former STL-SF)/MNA); General Chairman Jerry LaPrath (BNSF/MRL-Austin Western); Vice General Chairman Kent Psota (BNSF/MRL); Vice General Chairman Matt Brandt (BNSF/MRL); Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Foley (BNSF/MRL); General Chairman Bobby Brown (FW&D-C&S-CRI&P); Vice General Chairman Joe Berlin (FW&D-C&S-CRI&P); Secretary Treasurer Tim Williamson (FW&D-C&S-CRI&P); and Susie Burrola, 1st Vice President of the BLET Auxiliary

In addition to his General Chairman duties, Brother Holdcraft also serves the BLET as Chairman of the Western General Chairmen’s Association (WGCA).

The BNSF (former ATSF) General Committee of Adjustment represents nearly 3,150 members belonging to 35 different BLET Division. Their members work for the BNSF Railway, Great Western of Colorado, and Panhandle Northern. The GCA’s triennial meeting concluded on October 31, 2017.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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