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Dick Crow reelected UP-Northern Region General Chairman

LAS VEGAS, September 28 R.E. (Dick) Crow was elected to his second full term as General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Northern Region General Committee of Adjustment during the GCAs quadrennial meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 26-27, 2018.

Brother Crow is a Union Pacific locomotive engineer and member of BLET Division 404 (Chicago, Ill.). He was elected to the office of 2nd Vice Chairman at the GCAs quadrennial meeting in 2010, and was elevated to the office of General Chairman in December of 2012 following the retirements of long-serving General Chairman Bruce MacArthur and 1st Vice Chairman, Mike Elsberry. Brothers MacArthur and Elsberry had each held office for seven terms. Brother Crow was elected to his first full term of office at the GCAs quadrennial meeting in 2014.

Elected by acclamation during the meeting were: 1st Vice Chairman K.J. (Joe) Cummins, Division 683 (Chicago, Ill.); 2nd Vice Chairman Daniel J. Lucansky, Division 96 (Chicago, Ill.); and 3rd Vice Chairman Jason J. Carnes, Division 333 (St. Paul, Minn.). Brother Chris J. Wagner, Division 405 (Milwaukee, Wisc.), was elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer, and Brother Tim W. McCue, Division 125 (Clinton, Iowa.), was elected Alternate Secretary-Treasurer.

Appointed to serve as Trustees were: Greg J. Vogel, Division 404 (Chicago, Ill.); Joel J. Mueller, Division 9 (Waseca, Minn.); and Joseph N. Gish, Division 6 (Boone, Iowa).

Representing the BLET National Division at the meeting were: National President Dennis R. Pierce; First Vice President E. Lee Pruitt; National Secretary-Treasurer Stephen J. Bruno; Vice President and National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman; National Vice President Michael D. Twombly; and Special Representative and Director of Education and Training Department Jason Wright.

I am proud to congratulate Brother Crow and all officers of the Union Pacific-Northern Region GCA, President Pierce said. I also thank them for their willingness to serve our Brotherhood and to be involved in the union movement. These Brothers have demonstrated great skill and professionalism in representing our members, and I have every confidence they will continue to do so in the months and years ahead.

Additional BLET guests included: General Chairman Dana Marlow, Union Pacific-Southern Region GCA; General Chairman Dave Geisler, Union Pacific-Eastern District GCA; General Chairman Steve Leyshon, Union Pacific-Western Region; and 1st Vice Chairman William Wallace, Union Pacific-Western Region.

The Union Pacific Northern District General Committee of Adjustment represents approximately 1,200 active locomotive engineers and trainmen, who work for the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra commuter lines.

Friday, September 28, 2018
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