Advisory Board November 2004 Activity

In accordance with the BLET Bylaws, summaries of BLET Advisory Board members' activities are published monthly:

National President Don M. Hahs-National Division office: General supervision of BLET activities; General office duties; CRLO conference call, Cleveland; National Legislative Meeting, Florida; General Chairmen Seminar, Cleveland; Advisory Board meeting, Cleveland; Rail Coalition meeting, Washington, D.C.; Holiday; IBT Rail Conference mtgs.

First Vice-President & Alternate President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Assisted President in general operation of National Division Office; Vice President assignments; Special Representative assignments; Organizing department; Shortline department; Passenger department; Various correspondence & phone calls; IC&E contract mtgs.; Regional NASLB meeting.; NP-NK Local Chairmen mtg.; Advisory Board mtg.; General Chairmen mtgs.; Holiday.

National Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert-General supervision of BLET financial, record depts.; ND office; BLET Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; Safety Task Force; Meetings with vendors and financial institutions; Local Chairman Advanced Class, George Meany Center, Silver Spring, Md.; National Association of State Legislative Board meeting, Venice, Fla.; General Chairman's Workshop, Cleveland; GCA Secretary-Treasurer Workshop, Cleveland; Advisory Board meeting, Cleveland.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Public Law Board 6619; Advisory Board mtg.; Grand Trunk Western contract discussions; Wheeling & Lake Erie Section 6 negotiations; Worked on issues involving SBA 1063; Assisted GTW, CSX and NS Northern Lines w/ various issues.

Vice-President Richard K. Radek- ND Office; BLET Decertification Helpline services; Director of Arbitration Dept; National Railroad Adjustment Board (NRAB); Illinois Central; Wisconsin Central; Indiana Harbor Belt; METRA; Belt Rwy. of Chicago; Paducah & Louisville; Chicago Central & Pacific; Advanced Local Chairman Workshop, Silver Spring, Md.; Arbitration Orientation mtgs., Chicago; NRAB Arbitration-Exec., UP-E; CN/WC contract negotiations, general assistance, session; Green Bay, Wisc.; General Chairman's Seminar, mtgs., Advisory Board mtg., Cleveland; BRC manning provisions, dispute, Crestwood, Ill., Oakbrook, Ill.; IHB general assistance, Des Plaines, Ill., and associated points; FRA Part 240.409 dockets: EQAL 02-01, Metra.

Vice-President Dale McPherson - CP Rail; Port. Term. RR; Longivew Portland & Northern; Longview Switching Co.; Indiana RR; Missouri & Northern Arkansas RR; Utah Railroad; UP Eastern Dist.; UP former CNW; BLET National Bargaining Cmte.; Public Law Boards 5604, 5681, 5721, 6040, 6281, 6589; UP work/rest projects; RSAC positive train control cmte.; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; CP Rail mediation, Washington, D.C.; ASAA mtg., Washington, D.C.; Mtgs. w/ UP Gen. Chairmen, Auto mark/demand rest, Houston; Advisory Board mtg., Cleveland; National General Chairman's mtgs., Cleveland; CP Rail mediation agreement, St. Paul, Minn.; CP Rail mtg., re: Trackage, rights, territory, Minneapolis.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - BLET Washington D.C. office; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen; Event for Don Young (R-AK); Fundraiser for Cong. Martin Frost (D-TX).

Vice-President Merle W. Geiger Jr.- Assigned to: BLET Trainmen's Department; Kansas City Southern; Gateway Western; Midsouth Rail; Southrail; Texas-Mexican Rwy.; Springfield Terminal, Delaware & Hudson; Indiana & Ohio RR; Louisville & Indiana RR; St. Lawrence & Atlantic RR; Indiana Southern RR; Mtgs. w/ GC Koonce, GC Parker and KCS, Shreveport, La.; Mtg. w/ GC Clark and Tex Mex, Laredo, Texas; Mtg. w/ BLET Division 244, Laredo; Advisory Board mtg., Cleveland; National General Chairman's mtg., Cleveland; Special mtg. w/ GC Clark and BLET Division 244, Laredo; Holiday; Correspondence, research and general office duties.

Vice-President Stephen D. Speagle-Assigned to Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Montana Rail Link, Pacific Harbor Line; M&NA; Office work, re: BNSF, Decatur; PHL mediation, St. Louis; Advisory Board mtg., Cleveland; National General Chairman's mtg., Cleveland; General office duties, correspondence, research, etc.; Claims conference w/ BNSF and BN-Northern Lines GCA, Fort Worth.

Vice-President E.L. "Lee" Pruitt - Assisted general chairmen & members of: UP-Western Lines; UP-Western Region; UP-Central Region; UP-Southern Region; UP-Tacoma Belt; General office duties, telephone paperwork; Arbitration Board 6729, 6730, 6731, 6732, Las Vegas; Assisting GC Donnigan, GCofA mtgs., West Yellowstone, UPWR GCofA; Assisting General Chairman Gore, New Orleans, UPSR GCofA; Trip Rate mtgs., Dallas/Fort Worth, UPSR GCofA.

Vice-President Paul L. Wingo Jr. - Assigned to NS-Southern Lines and Eastern Region GCofAs; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern GCofA; Meridian Southern; New York Susquehanna & Western; New England Central; BLET Rail Security Officer; NS agreement consolidation work; IC&E and DM&E special project planning; Division 85 issues; Advisory Board and National General Chairmen's mtgs., Cleveland; Security project; NYS&W contract negotiations w/ GC Martin; Public Law Board preparation; General office duties.


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