Advisory Board February 2001 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 cmte.; Sec. 3 mtg.; Value Option labor mtg.; ARLA mtg.; TTD mtg.; CRLO mtg.; Advisory Board mtg.; NS LC mtg., Harrisburg.; National talks.

First Vice-President & Alternate President James L. McCoy- FVP duties, contacted GCofAs, SLBCs, telephone calls, correspondence, etc...; Publications Committee mtg.; Advisory Board mtg.

General Secretary-Treasurer Russ Bennett-International Office: Supervision of BLE Financial depts.; Records Dept.; BLE Job Bank; Publications Cmte.; CRLO mtg.; Advisory Board mtg.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Advisory Board mtg.; SBA 1063, NS; NS-Northern District mtg.; CSX single agreement negotiations; National wage/rules committee; NS work/rest mtg.; GTW work/rest mtg.; GTW seniority agreement negotiations; General office duties; NS mtg. w/ Senior Vice President of Transportation.

Vice-President Joseph A. Cassidy Jr.- Prepare for arbitration cases; Executive session-conf. SBA 928; General office duties; Study & paperwork; Advisory Board mtg.; New York Susquehanna & Western; Elgin Joliet & eastern; Duluth Missabe & Iron Range; Prepare for SBA 928; Mtg. w/ Amtrak General Chairman Kenny; Present cases at arbitration.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Leroy D. Jones-Washington office; Mtg. w/ BLE ID convention cmte.; TTD Rail Div. mtg.; Mtg. w/ George Warrington, President, and Joe Bress, VP-Laobr Relations, Amtrak; Mtg. w/ George Gavalla & mark Lindsey, Acting Administrator, FRA; BLE Advisory Board mtg.; TTD executive cmte. mtgs.; Mtg. w/ Terry McAuliffe, Chr., DNC; Cong Gephardt (D-MO); Miller (D-CA); Bonior (D-MI); CA House Speaker Robert M. Hertzberg (D); Los Angeles Central Labor Council-AFL-CIO; AFL-CIO state legislative issues mtg.; Railroad Day on the Hill mtg.; AFL-CIO Adm. mtg.; TTD Leg. Mtg.; Democratic governor's Assoc. dinner; Breakfast w/ Gov. Vilsack (D-IA); Mtg. w/ Cong. Quinn (R-NY), Chairman, Subcmte. on Railroads; Mtg. w/ FRA SACP Coordinators; Reception, Cong. Frost (D-TX); Receptions: Cong. Nadler (D-NY), Sandlin (D-TX), Green (D-TX), Dingell (D-MI).

Vice-President William C. Walpert-ID Office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; BLE Safety Task Force; Local Chairman's workshop, Meany Center, Silver Spring, Md.; Advisory Board mtg.; On-property negotiations, Kansas City Southern Rwy.; Gateway Western RR; Midsouth, Southrail, Union Pacific; Preparationf or PLB 6355, KCS.

Vice-President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Norfolk Southern-Eastern region, Imperial; Paducah & Louisville RR, Nashville; NS-E region engr. training center; S. Buffalo RR-Investigation on collision; Advisory Board mtg.; Mtg. w/ Pres. Dubroski, VP Sorrow, GC Wallace, VGC Thompson & 14 divisions, Harrisburg; SBA 894 Award 1666, Philadelphia; Assignment under direction of Pres. Dubroski; Mtg. w/ VGC W.A. Thompson; Section 6 notices for S. Buffalo RR; General office duties.

Vice-President Don M. Hahs- BNSF system including MRL, UP South & West, SP East & South, SSW, DLGW, Tacoma Belt, Pac Harbor Belt; Portland Zone 2 & 3; Mtgs. w/ Divisions 362, 676, 228; Advisory Board mtg.; UP GCofA on-property wage/rule negotiations; ATSF PLB, Ft. Worth; BNSF on-property wage/rule negotiations.

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; Special division mtgs., tentative CBA, WC (Superior, WI, New Brighton, MN); Local chairman's classes, Meany Center, Silver Spring, Md.; Advisory Board mtg.; Section 152 Sixth mtg., BRC, intermodal ramp, Chicago; Arbitration, WC, seniority retention dispute; IHB general assistance, set two disputes, Chicago; Special assignment per Pres. Dubroski; CN-IC negotiations, Memphis; PLB 5559; BLE/Chgo Term. Round Table, Chicago; NRAB arbitration; FRA Part 240.409 dockets: EQAL 97095, 99-37, 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; UP/PL day dipute; General office duties; Advisory Board mtg.; PLB 5604 preparation & hearings; UP/BLE section 6 notice mtgs.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa office; Presentation review panel of C.T.A.; Canadian Railway Clerks; Mtgs. w/ Ontario Northland Rwy.; BLE Advisory Board mtg.; CN Rail national negotiations; Mtg. w/ CBNS Rwy.; VIA Rail national negotiations; Mtg. w/ General Chairman R. Dyon.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; Canadian National Legislative Board; BLE Advisory Board mtg.; BLE CCROU CPR mtgs., Calgary; Canadians for Responsible & Safe Highways mtg., Ottawa; Canadian Transportation Act review, rail symposium, Winnipeg; Kawartha Lakes Railway, Petersborough.

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