Advisory Board April 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 committee; Wisconsin State Legislative Board mtg.; National wage/rules negotiations; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg.; Div. 766 mtg.; UP Southern Region GCA conference call; Dinner for NJ Gubernatorial candidate McGreevey; BNSF Safety Summit mtg.; National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen mtg.; Mtg. w/ Cong. Oberstar, re: diesel tax repeal; vacation.

First Vice-President & Alternate President James L. McCoy- FVP duties, contacted GCofAs, SLBCs, telephone calls, correspondence, etc...; Publications committee; National wage/rules negotiations; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg.; Div. 766 mtg.; UP Southern Region GCA conference call; BNSF Safety Summit mtg.; National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen mtg.

General Secretary-Treasurer Russ Bennett-International Office: Supervision of BLE Financial depts.; Records Dept.; BLE Job Bank; Publications Cmte.; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg.; Div. 766 mtg., Las Vegas; AFL-CIO S-T conference, Los Angeles.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-National wage/rules mtg.; Div. 648 mtg.; Assisted CSX Eastern Lines in negotiations, proposed ID service; Reviewed files for definition of designated terminal as contemplated by FRA; Assisted CSX Western Lines on PLB 6199; Reviewed and finalized awards rendered by SBA 1063, PLB 6199, PLB 5724, PLB 5395; Assisted CSX Northern Lines in conference to resolve employee protection associated with Walker/Wilsonberg abandonment; Assisted GTW GCofAin planning for 2002 wage/rules movement; Reivewed GTW tranfer agreements/ cases prepared & forwarded by G.C. Karakian for upcoming public law board.

Vice-President Joseph A. Cassidy Jr.- General office duties; CSX general chairman mtg.; Deliver speech to CSX GCs, re: Harriman Award & related topics; Mtg. w/ National Carriers Conference Committee; Mtg. w/ G.C. Delano, re: DM&IR; Mtg. w/ Amtrak G.C. Kenny; Adoptions Session for SBA 928-Amtrak; Conference w/ G.C. D. Hall, EJ&E; Study, paperwork; DM&IR.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Leroy D. Jones-Washington office; Wisconsin State Legislative Board mtgs.; Mtg. w/ staff of Sen. Feingold's office (D-WI); Oregon State Legislative Board mtg.; TTD conference call, re: H.R. 1020; Mtg. w/ Shortline Association & AAR; Railroad Retirement coalition mtg.; Mtg. w/ staff of Senators Conrad (D-ND), Carnahan (D-MO), Clelland (D-GA); Met w/ Majority Staff, Senate Labor Cmte.; Mtg. at Amtrak Gov't Affairs office; Met w/ staff of Senators Baucus (D-MT), Grassley (R-IA), Sarbanes (D-MD), Roberts (R-KS); FRA RSAC mtg.; AFL-CIO political directors subcommittee mtg.; Mtg. Mark Dysart, President, HSGTA; Receptions, Cong. Johnson (D-TX), Oberstar (D-MN), Allen (D-ME), Thompson (D-MS), Gilman (R-NY), Kaptur (D-OH); Mtg. at APTA; Mtg. w/ Tom Dwyer, NARVRE; Railroad Intrastructure mtg.; Met w/ staff of Cong. Clements (D-TN); Mtg. w/ Dr. Mallino Sr.; AFL-CIO political directors mtg.; NARP reception; Mtg. w/ Wash. Reps., NCSL; Mtg. w/ NJ Gubernatorial candidate McGreevey; Mtg. w/ Cong. Rahall (D-WV); Mtg. w/ Louise Lucas, Democrat Candidate for Congress, 4th District, Va.; NASLBC mtg.

Vice-President William C. Walpert-ID Office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; BLE Safety Task Force; Western General Chairmen's Mtg., Las Vegas; AFL-CIO strategy session on labor's response to the Bush assault on working families, Washington D.C.

Vice-President Edward W. Rodzwicz- NS Eastern region mtgs., Imperial; Engineer training center, Conway; Allegheny Ludlum RR, Brackenridge; Holiday; Texas State Legislative Board assignment, Mineola, Texas; SBA 894 Awd 1666, Imperial; Assignment under direction of President Dubroski; South Buffalo RR contract negotiations, Buffalo.

Vice-President Don M. Hahs- BNSF system including MRL, UP South & West, SP East & South, SSW, DLGW, Tacoma Belt, Pac Harbor Belt; General office duties; National wage/rule negotiations; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg.s; MRL on-property wage/rule negotiations; BNSF Safety Summit; BNSF former SLSF GCofA mtg.

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; General assistance, BRC/METRA; Special mtgs., conferences, WC/UP-W, representational issues, personal leave days; PLB 6199, CSX-W, engineer certification pay dispute; CN/IC contract negotiations; METRA commuter rail labor assn. labor/management quarterly mtg.; IHB contract negotiations/general assistance; Various NRAB arbitration; FRA Part 240.409 proceedings, EQAL 97-54, 98-84, 99-15, 98-76, 97-65.

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; General office duties; UP work/rest-ex. bds. mtgs.; PLB 6380, BLE/M&NA GC T.R. Murphy; UP mileage reg. dispute G.C. M.A. Young; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg.; UP GC Young, GC MacArthur - PL days conference call; BNSF former SLSF GCA mtg.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa Office; Mtg. w/ Div. 753, re: Via Rail; CBCNS negotiations; Mtgs. w/ Senior VP, CN Rail; CN Rail negotiations, Re: L.T.D.; Holiday; HRDC railway sector study; CROA administrative committee; Federal Conciliation, VIA Rail, RCTC-CN Rail; Quebec Provincial legislative board mtg.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; Canadian National Legislative Board; Transport Canada emergency directive workshop; Great West Life & Can. Benefits mtg. w/ CPR; Senior policy committee mtg.; Triennial mtg. of Saskatchewan legislative board; Triennial mtg. of Manitoba legislative board; Algoma Central national negotiations; Triennial mtg. of British Columbia legislative board.

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