Advisory Board February 2006 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; National wage/rule negotiations (RLBC-NCCC), Washington, D.C.; Cooperating Rail Labor Organizations (CRLO) meetings, Miami; National wage/rule negotiations (RLBC-NCCC), Miami; Communications conference, Westlake, Ohio; Change To Win meetings, Oakland, Calif.

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.

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-Treasurer workshop, Dallas; CRLO meetings, Miami; Regtional convention chariman's meeting, Miami; Advisory Board meeting, Miami; S-T Workshop for LM-2 filers, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-CSX Western Lines GCofA mtg.; Mtgs. w/ CSX General Chairmen regarding dual track bargaining; Public Law Board 1063, NS; CSX Family Day event, Greenwood, S.C.; Mtg. w/ President Hahs; Assisted Grand Trunk Western GCA for planning session with upcoming negotiations and day-to-day issues; Assisted CSX, NS and GTW committees and 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; Gen. Assistance, Div. 520 mtg., IHB/EJ&E, Chicago; 9-17-05 derailment documents, Metra; Arb. Dept. Gen., Cleveland; Section 3 (RLA) mtg., Miami Beach; Gen. Asst./KRM Assn. Site inspections, CN/WC, Madison; CN/IC L-M mtgs., CN/IC, Miami Beach; CN/WC negotiations, Des Plaines; Negotiations, Metra, Chicago; Div. 131 mtg., CN/IC, Hazel Crest; Local Chairman's Class, CSX-NL, Jacksonville; J. Miles Memorial/Div. 394, BRC, Beverly (Div. 394 President passed away Feb. 22, 2006), Part 240.409 dockets this month: EQAL 05-01, 03-31, 01-06, 03-47.

Vice-President Dale McPherson - CP Rail; Port. Term. RR; Longivew Portland & Northern; Longview Switching Co.; Indiana RR; W&LE RR; Utah Railroad; UP Eastern Dist.; UP former CNW; DM&IR RR; Portland & Western RR; Great Western RR; Appalachian & Ohio RR; Public Law Boards 5604, 5681, 5721, 6040, 6281, 6449, 6558, 6589; SBA 585; UP work/rest projects; RSAC positive train control cmte.; National wage/rules; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; National agreement negotiations, Miami; PLB 5604 hearings (UP), Miami; INRR imp. agrmt. ratification, Linton, In.; Div. 754 mtg., Terre Haute, Ind.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - BLET Washington D.C. office; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; BLET General Chairmen's mtg., Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board mtg., 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; Joint Division mtgs 599 & 621, Shreveport, La.; PLB 6884 session, Chicago; Advisory Board mtg., Miami; NARAP mtg., Washington, D.C.; Preparation for PLB 6884; Review of Awards for PLB 6907 and PLB 6884; 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), National Wage/Rule Committee; National wage/rule meetings, Washington, D.C.; Wabash Hospital Association meeting; National wage/rule meetings, Miami; NMB Section 3 meeting; Advisory Board mtg.; PLB 5939; Division 155 mtg.; Mtg. w GC C.E. Davis; Section 6 meetings, MRL, Bozeman, Mont.

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; New Orleans Gulf Coast RR negotiations, Chicago; Crew utilization mtg., UP Southern Region GCA, Houston; Trip Rates and ID Run negotiations, UP Western Region GCofA, Portland; UP-Tacoma Belt, office duties, paper work, filing and calls.

Vice-President Paul L. Wingo Jr. - Assigned to NS-Southern Lines and Eastern Region GCofAs; Meridian Southern; New York Susquehanna & Western; New England Central; BLET Rail Security Officer; NTSB hearing, Birmingham; Conference call regarding contract negotiations, New England Central; Advisory Board meeting, Miami; NS Georgia Division Local Chairmen and management mtg., Macon; IBT delegate nominating meetings, Asheville, N.C., and Wheelersburg, Ohio; NYSW contract negotiations, Binghamton, N.Y.; General office duties and PLB preparation.

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