Advisory Board December 2000 Activity

By action of the delegates at the Fifth Quinquennial Convention, summaries of BLE Advisory Board members' activities are published monthly:

International President Edward Dubroski-International Office: General supervision of BLE activities; Publications committee; Mtg. w/ CN Chief Operating Officer E. Hunter Harrison, First VP McCoy and Gilles Hallé, BLE Canadian Director & Vice-President; Attended BNSF Christmas Party, Kansas City Divisions 75, 130, 777; TTD mtg.; CRLO mtg.; Mtg. w/ BLE Division 182; Kansas City Divisions 61, 81, 107, 120, 491, 502; Division 157, New Jersey; Vacation.

First Vice-President & Alternate President James L. McCoy- FVP duties, contacted GCofAs, SLBCs, telephone calls, correspondence, etc...; SOFA mtgs., Washington, Florida; BLE ID holiday luncheon; Division Christmas party.

General Secretary-Treasurer Russ Bennett-International Office: Supervision of BLE Financial depts.; Records Dept.; BLE Job Bank; Publications Cmte.; SOFA mtg.; Division 88 (North Platte, Neb.) Christmas party; Mtgs. w/ Div. 88 local officers & members; BLE ID holiday luncheon.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Mtg. w/ Grand Trunk management to correct engineer seniority rosters; Mtg. w/ GC Karakian and negotiating committee to discuss pressing issues on the GTW; Visited w/ Divisions 607, 257, 447, 4, 385, 537, 106 and 239; Assisted w/ CSX single agreement negot.; Hearings as Board member, SBA 1063 and PLB, NS; Advisory Board mtg.; Mtgs. in Memphis, Tenn., at request of CSX-Western GCA and Local Chairmen having jurisdiction; Reviewed various SBA and PLB decisions and finalized awards on CSX and NS; Preliminary work on Arbitration Board for NS-Eastern; Indepth review of files for upcoming Wage/Rules negotiations; Assisted GTW, NS and CSX general committees w/ various issues; General office duties.

Vice-President Joseph A. Cassidy Jr.- Mtg. w/ grievance committee, DM&IR; Mtg. w/ General Chairman Delano & committeeman Stauber; DMIR contract negotiations; Mtg. w/ Div. 163; Represent engineer at railroad disciplinary hearing; Mtg.w / management of Elgin, Joliet & Eastern; Set up Public Law Board, EJ&E; Mtg. w/ General Chairman Ormes; Mtg. w/ members at division mtg.; General office duties, study; Prepare for PLB 6360; Write Ex Parte sumbission for discipline case; Write brief to PLB; Long Island Rail Road, run recertification trains.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Leroy D. Jones-Washington office; AFL-CIO leg. mtg.; TTD leg. mtg.; Meet-n-greet Cong.-Elect Schiff (D-CA), Cong.-Elect McCollum (D-MN); Receptions, Cong. Napolitano (D-CA), Senator Reed (D-RI), Cong. Lampson and Edwards (D-TX); Mtg. w/ S-T, HSGTA; Reception: Cong. Obey (D-WI), Cong. Pomeroy (D-ND); FRA RSAC mtg.; AFL-CIO political directors mtg.; AFL-CIO labor luncheon; High speed ground gov't. relations committee mtg.; AAR's holiday reception; Office; Holiday; TALGO reception at Spanish Ambassador's residence.

Vice-President William C. Walpert-ID Office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; BLE Safety Task Force; On-property negotiations, Union Pacific, Omaha; Div. 182 Christmas party, North Little Rock, Ark.; MidSouth and Southrail mobilization mtg., Vicksburg, Ms.; Ballot count on SEPTA, NMB offices, Washington DC; New York Dock negotiations on terminal consolidations on KCS and Gateway Western, Kansas City, Mo.

Vice-President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Norfolk Southern-Eastern region, Imperial; Special Board of Adjustment 894; Award 1666; Vacation; Assignment under direction of President Dubroski, Cleveland.

Vice-President Don M. Hahs- BNSF system including MRL, UP South & West, SP East & South, SSW, DLGW, Tacoma Belt, Pac Harbor Belt; General office duties; BNSF wage/rule payroll issues; Galveston local negotiations; UP system on-property Sec. 6 mtg., C&NW seniority issues; San Antonio UP Divs. 197 & 307 Christmas party; Holiday.

Vice-President Richard K. Radek- International Office; BLE Decertification Helpline services; Director of Arbitration Dept; National Railroad Adjustment Board (NRAB); Illinois Central; Wisconsin Central; Indiana Harbor Belt; METRA; Belt Rwy. of Chicago; Paduca & Louisville; Chicago Central & Pacific; SAC-P committee, CNIC; CC&P negotiations; Various NRAB arbitration; WC negotiations; Part 240.409 dockets, EQAL 97-05, 98-84, 99-21, 98-67.

Vice-President Dale McPherson - I&M Rail Link; CP Rail/SOO, UP East Lines; Indiana Railroad Co.; M&NA;. LP&N, Longview Sw. Co. TRRA-St. Louis; Pacific Harbor Line; General office duties; Indiana Railroad agreement; Section 6 mtgs., UP w/ GC M.A. Young; CNW Div. Omaha seniority dispute; Div. 183 mtg.; Los Angeles PHL; Mtg. Division 214, PHL, GC J. Mullen; Travel to MSP; Holiday.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-CN national negotiations, Montreal; Board mtg., Cleveland; Mtg. w/ CN Rail; Mtgs. w/ CP Rail, pension issues; VIA Rail arbitration; Mtg. w/ R. Dixon, CN Rail; Ottawa office; Holiday.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; Canadian National Legislative Board; Mtg. w/ Harbour Commission; Office work; Div. 562 retirement banquet; Core disability management cmte. mtg.; Mtg. w/ CPR; National Legis. Bd. exec. cmte. mtg.; CPR CTA review cmte.; Mtg. w/ NLB accountant; Mtg. w/ Dale Jackson, Algoma Central GC; Holiday.

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