UP General Chairman Charlie Rightnowar re-elected
Charlie Rightnowar was reelected to the office of General Chairman at the Union Pacific-Central Region General Committee's quadrennial meetings in St. Louis on January 8.
Brother Rightnowar is a member of BLET Division 724 (Salem, Ill.), and joined the Brotherhood of July 1, 1974. This is his third term as General Chairman of the UP-Central Region General Committee.
Also elected were: 1st Vice Chairman Ronnie Rhodes, Division 915 (Alexandria, La.); 2nd Vice Chairman Bob Law, Division 491 (Kansas City, Mo.); 3rd Vice Chairman Chuck Jones, Division 724 (Salem, Ill.); and 4th Vice Chairman Dave Grimes, Division 42 (St. Louis).
Kevin Leyerle of Division 81 (Kansas City, Kan.) was elected to the office of Secretary-Treasurer of the GCofA, while Norman Baker of Division 585 (North Little Rock, Ark.) was elected as Alternate Secretary-Treasurer. Nate Krig of Division 915 (Alexandria, La.) and Wes Taylor of Division 118 (Belleville, Ill.) were elected to the additional General Committee Executive Committee positions.
In attendance were: BLET Vice President Lee Pruitt; Union Pacific-Southern Region General Chairmen Gil Gore; Union Pacific-Western Lines General Chairman Bill Hannah; Teamsters representative David Cameron; Arkansas State Legislative Chairman Terry Todd; and former UP-Central Region General Chairman Dennis Penning.
Designated attorneys from the firms of Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak, Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, and Bauer & Baebler addressed the delegates.
The BLET's UP-Central Region General Committee of Adjustment encompasses 22 BLET Divisions in six different states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Iowa), and represents approximately 1,400 members.
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