Advisory Board February 2005 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; Cooperating Rail Labor Organizations (CRLO) mtgs., health and welfare, Miami; BLET Advisory Board mtg.; TTD Winter Executive Committee mtg.; IBT General Executive Board mtg.; Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition 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; South Buffalo RR contract negotiations; CRLO mtgs., Rail Labor Division mtg.; TTD mtg.; AFL-CIO mtgs.; Metro North mtg.; Norfolk Southern General Chairmen mtgs.; Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition mtg.

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; Secretary-Treasurers Workshops in Denver and Chicago; Local Chairman's Workshop, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Performed office inventory; Reviewed cases for Public Law Boards; Attended meeting of Division 498; Assisted CSX, NS, GTW committees with the handling of various issues; Meeting with Local Chairman of Division 598; Performed general office duties.

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; Various NRAB arbitration, Chicago; Preparation of CN/WC Section 6 notices; EJ&E general assistance (ID service notice-screening) and negotiations (Art. IX ID service mtg.), Valpo, Ind.; BRC arbitration prep. (manning dispute declarations), Crestwood, Ill.; Section 3 Committee, Advisory Board, Miami; General assistance, negotiations, CN/WC, CN/IC; BRC/Metra FRA safety complaint, remote control FRA complaint, section 6 work, Chicago; FRA Part 240.409 dockets this month: EQAL 03-31, 04-14, 01-16.

Vice-President Dale McPherson - CP Rail; Port. Term. RR; Longivew Portland & Northern; Longview Switching Co.; Indiana 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; Indiana RR contract mtgs. w/ GC Roy, Indianapolis; UP GC MacArthur mtgs., claims issues, St. Paul, Minn.; Advisory Board mtg., Miami; PLB 6558 hearings, CP Rail; Mtg. w/ NMB mediator & GC Priester, CP Rail; UP GC Young mtgs., mileage regulation issues, Phoenix.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - BLET Washington D.C. office; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; Cooperating Rail Labor Organizations (CRLO) mtgs., Miami; AFL-CIO Executive Council mtgs., Las Vegas.

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; Implementing agreement negotiations w/ GC Twombly (D&H), Clifton Park, NY; Advisory Board mtg., Miami; Contract negotiations on Louisville & Indiana RR, Jeffersonville, Ind.; Research, correspondence and general office duties.

Vice-President Stephen D. Speagle-Assigned to Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Montana Rail Link, Pacific Harbor Line; Missouri & Northern Arkansas (M&NA); Advisory Board mtg., Miami; Wabash Hospital Assoc mtg., Decatur; Mtgs. w/ Divisions 75, 107, 130, 502, 777, Kansas City, Mo.; Section 6 mtg., Missouri & Northern Arkansas, Springfield, Mo.; Wabash Hospital Board mtg., Decatur.

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 of Division 786, Macon, Ga.; Advisory Board mtg., Miami; PLB 6728, Atlanta; Mtg. of Norfolk Southern Local Chairmen, Atlanta; IBT/Rail Labor vigil service for Graniteville, S.C., train crash; Office work and PLB preparation.

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