Advisory Board April 2003 Activity

By action of the delegates at the Fifth Quinquennial Convention, summaries of BLE Advisory Board members' activities are published monthly:

International President Don M. Hahs-International Office: General supervision of BLE activities; General office duties; Mtgs. w/ Teamsters, Cleveland; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg., Las Vegas; Mtgs. w/ State Legislative Board Chairmen and Special Reps, Las Vegas; TTD mtg., Washington D.C.; Mtgs. w/ VPs Halle & Hucker, Canadian General Chairmen & Provincial Legislative Board Chairmen, Montreal; Work/rule mtgs. w/ NCCC; Conference call w/ UP General Chairman Mike Young & members of his committee.

First Vice-President & Alternate President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Assisted President in general operation of ID office; Various correspondence and telephone calls; VP assignments; Conrail/CSX/SAA mtg.,, Albany, N.Y.; Vacation; Western General Chairmen/General Chairmen/SLB Chairmen mtgs., Las Vegas; Vice-Presidents Halle & Hucker and Canadian general and Provincial Chairmen mtgs.; Holiday; National wage & rule/NCCC mtg.

General Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert-General supervision of BLE financial, record depts.; ID office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; Safety Task Force; Meetings with vendors and financial institutions; Western General Chairmen's mtg., Las Vegas; Joint mtg. of General Chairmen & State Legislative Board Chairmen, Las Vegas; Texas State Legislative Board mtg.; General Secretary-Treasurers conference, Pittsburgh.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Attended division mtgs., Divisions 216, 92, 648, 498, 306, 447, 257 & 263; Jacksonville, Fla.-employee member SBA 1116 & SBA 894 ; CSX Conrail General Committee, Norfolk, Va.; Employee member SBA 1063, NS Northern Lines, Jacksonville, Fl.; Employee member, PLB 6468, CSX Western Lines; Assisted Grand Trunk, CSX and NS-Northern Lines GCofAs with various issues; General office duties.

Vice-President Richard K. Radek- ID 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; Paducah & Louisville; Chicago Central & Pacific; Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Rwy.; L/M mtg., CN/WC, Chicago; Remote control mtg., Washington D.C.; CN/WC mtgs., Chicago/Madison, Wisc.; Western General Chairman's Assoc. mtgs., Las Vegas; PLB 6603 prep./pre-trial, EJ&E, Portage, Ind.; NARR prog. mtg.; Remote control conference call; FRA Part 240.409 dockets this month: EQAL 01-82, 02-04, 01-16, 98-84, 01-23, 01-26, 01-29, 01-27, 00-79, 01-69, 02-10, 00-84, 02-01, 00-41.

Vice-President Dale McPherson - CP Rail; Port. Term. RR; Longivew Portland & Northern; Longview Switching Co.; Indiana RR; Missouri & Northern Arkansas RR; Utah Railroad; UP Eastern Dist.; UP former CNW; BLE National Bargaining Cmte.; BLE/IBT Constitution & Bylaws Cmte.; PLBs 5604, 5681, 5721, 6040, 6281, 6589; UP work/rest projects; RSAC positive train control cmte.; Div. 671 & 160 mtgs. w/ GC Priester, Enderlin, N.D.; Div. 762 mtg. w/ GC Priester, Thief River Falls, Mn.; Div. 494 & 357 mtg. w/ GC Priester; Mtgs. w/ Utah RR GC, Price, Utah; Mtgs. w/ GC R. Milano and Utah RR, Price, Utah; Mtg. w/ UP, re: Bill, Wyo., work/rest project, Omaha; Mtg. w/ UP, re: Seniority issues (UP former CNW); Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg., Las Vegas; BLE/NRLC contract mtgs., Washington D.C.; UP on-property contract mtgs., Kansas City, Mo.; General office duties.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - Washington D.C. office; General office duties; BLE/IBT merger mtgs., Cleveland; IBT headquarters, Washington D.C.; Reception: Cong. Sandlin (D-TX); Western General Chairmen's Association mtgs., Las Vegas; Joint GC-SLBC mtg., Las Vegas; Texas State Legislative Board mtgs.; Vacation.

Vice-President Merle W. Geiger Jr.- Assigned to: Kansas City Southern; Gateway Western; Midsouth Rail; Southrail; Texas-Mexican Rwy.; Springfield Terminal; Delaware & Hudson; Indiana & Ohio RR; Indiana Southern RR; New York, Susquehanna & Western; Mtg. w/ GC Koonce (MidSouth Rail) and KCS, Kansas City; Mtgs. w/ Indiana and Ohio RR & members of Divisions 281 and 282, Lancaster, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtgs., Las Vegas; PLB 6560 session (Delaware and Hudson), Clifton Park, N.Y.; Division 244 mtgs. (Tex Tex), Corpus Christie and Laredo, Texas; Mtg. w/ GC Leyendecker and Tex Mex, Laredo; Texas State Legislative Board convention, Austin, Texas; Arbitration preparation, research, correspondence and other general office duties.

Vice-President Stephen D. Speagle-Div. 386 mtg.; Div. mtg., Birmingham, Ala.; General office duties; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtgs., Las Vegas; Remote control mtg.; Mtg. w/ BNSF GCofA, Denver; ID mtg.; Finance mtg. for Wabash Hospital Assoc.

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, filing; WJPA negotiations, Cajon Pass helpers from UPRR to BNSF, UPWL-Hannah, Dallas-Fort Worth; Advisory Board mtg., Miami; Mtgs. w/ LC Divisions 277, 236 and PTRR division merger and RCO, UPWR-Donnigan, Portland, Ore.; Ebb & flow, reserve board & application bid mtgs., UPWL-Hannah, Phoenix, Ariz.; La. hub ID arbitration, UPWL-Hannah, Phoenix.

Vice-President Paul L. Wingo Jr. - Assisted NS Southern Lines & NS Eastern GCofAs; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern; Meridian Southern; BLE Security Officer; Mtg. w/ Meridian Southern; NS training facility; Special mtgs. of Divisions 165, 393, 200 and 266; General office duties; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtgs., Las Vegas.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa Office; Canadian officers mtg. on Teamsters merger, Calgary; Employees and families program, Quebec; Rail Traffic Controllers, CP Rail, Montreal; International Office, sub-committee mtgs., Cleveland; CN pension, Montreal.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; National Legislative Board-Canada; CCROU work/rest, Quebec City; Canadian BLE-Teamster discussions, Calgary; CPR RMP mtg., Ottawa; BMWE mtg. w/ VP Ken Depluck, Ottawa; VIA FMP mtg., Montreal; Mtgs. Division 243, re: Beltpack, Thunder Bay; BLE advisory board mtg., Cleveland; NLB mtg., Calgary; Mtg. w/ CPR VP of Human Resources Andrew Shields; WESTAC, Calgary; Div. 843 health & safety, work/rest regulations; Prince George.

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