Advisory Board December 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; International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Executive Board meetings, Washington, D.C.; Site selection meetings and planning for 2006 BLET national convention, Las Vegas; BLET National Division office Christmas party, Cleveland; Holidays.

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; Site selection meetings and planning for 2006 BLET national convention, Las Vegas; BLET national Division office Christmas party, Cleveland; Holidays.

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; Metra Section 6 notice prep. mtgs., Chicago; CN/WC agreement negotiations; BRC/IHB negotiations (tentative agreement reached); Manning dispute conf., BRC, Procedural Board prelim. mtgs.; NRAB/Division 294 mtg., Metra; Agreement negotiation assistance, IHB; Division 394 mtg., BRC; Various NRAB arbitration, Boston; Section 6 notice-addendum, Metra, Chicago; General assistance & org., negotiations, CN/WC and IHB, Green Bay; Section 3 NMB hearing conf., re: Arb. filing fee rule making, Des Plaines; Bargaining assistance, IHB, Chicago; BRS general assistance, BRC; FRA Part 240.409 dockets: EQAL 02-67 (Amtrak), 02-52 (UP), 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; Meetings w/ GC Twombly and D&H, Clifton Park, NY; BNSF GCofA Christmas party, Fort Worth, Texas; Research, correspondence and general office duties; Holidays and vacation.

Vice-President Stephen D. Speagle-Assigned to Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Montana Rail Link, Pacific Harbor Line; M&NA; Interdivisional meetings, BNSF, Fort Worth; Attend special meetings of Division 155, NS, Decatur; Meeting for Wabash Hospital Assoc., Decatur; Meetings w/ BNSF labor relations, Las Vegas; Office work; Holidays.

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; Special issue, Division 84; Public Law Board, Boston; Division 165 special meeting; Division 59 special issue; IC&E arbitration hearing, Washington, D.C.; Division 239 Christmas party; Office work, study and preparation for contract negotiations and Public Law Boards; Holidays.

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