Advisory Board April 2007 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; Venice Train Depot commemoration, Venice, Fla.; Texas State Legislative Board mtg., Austin; National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen annual mtg., Las Vegas; Teamsters Unity Conference, Las Vegas; Rail Conference Policy mtg., Las Vegas.; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg., Las Vegas.
First Vice-President & Alternate President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Assisted President in general operation of National Division Office; Vice President assignments; Organizing department; Shortline department; Passenger department; Various correspondence & phone calls; President-IBT Rail Conference; Joint labor meeting, Detroit; Texas State Legislative Board mtg.; NASLBC mtg.; IBT Unity Conference; Western General Chairmen mtg.; IBT General Executive Board mtg.; Rail Conference Policy mtg., Las Vegas.
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; Mtg. w/ BMWED Sec.-Treas. Perry Gellar, Cleveland; Mtg. w/ office of IBT GST Keegel, Washington, D.C.; Wisconsin Central GCA mtg., Green Bay, Wisc.; National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen mtg., Las Vegas; IBT Unity Conference, Las Vegas; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg., Las Vegas; Rail Conference Policy mtg., Las Vegas.
Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Assigned to CSX, NS and GTW general committees of adjustment; Attended Single Agreement Ratification meetings with Divisions 804, 485, 271, 39, 95,30 503, 271, 457, 537, 8894, 34, 495, 435, 26, 309, 332, 26, 532, 561, 830, 78, 165, 365, 829, and 714.; Participated by teleconference with various Divisions, including Division 284; Worked on PLB cases; 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; Chicago Central & Pacific; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern; CSX-N hearing, remote control collision investigation; Div. 520 and Div. 582 mtgs., Ill.; CN/WC LM mtg. w/ Roger MacDougal; Metra agreement finalization; Arbitrator orientation mtg.; NRAB Case 07-1-25 prep. & filing, CP/SOO, Chicago; CN/WC negotiations, Rosemont, Ill.; Chicago office eqiupment installation; WC GCofA triennial mtg., Green Bay; NRAB arbitration, Various; IHB general assistance; Western General Chairmen's mtg., Las Vegas; FRA Part 240.409 dockets this month: EQAL 03-31, 05-10, 02-67, 01-06, 00-41, 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; Discipline case Board Screening w/ CP GC Priester, Minneapolis; IMOU Cp safety initiative, Portage, Wisc.; UP/Guaranteed extra board issues w/ UP GCAs; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. annual 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; Montreal, Maine and Atlantic RR; Contract mtgs. w/ GC Twombly and MM&A, Bangor, Maine; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. annual mtg., Las Vegas; Correspondence, research 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; Mtgs. w/ Wabash Hospital administrator, Decatur; PLB 5939; Western General Chairmen Assoc. annual mtg., Las Vegas; General office duties, correspondence, telephone, etc.
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.
Vice-President & National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman - Assigned to BLET Washington, DC office; BLET Security Officer; General Office Duties, telephone, correspondence; Coordinated PAC contributions; Coordinated content of NLO website; Attended Wisconsin State Legislative Board Meeting; Attended CN/Wisconsin General Committee Meeting; Attended Texas State Legislative Board Meeting; Attended NASLBC Meeting; Attended IBT Unity Conference and Western General Chairman's Meeting; Continued coordination with IBT Gov't Affairs Department; Meetings with various Senators and Representatives.
Vice-President Marcus J. Ruef - Assigned to Amtrak Long Island Railroad; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; New Jersey Transit; Port Authority Trans Hudson; Norfolk Southern (Northern Lines/W&LE); Norfolk Southern (Eastern Lines); Norfolk Southern (Southern Lines); Union Railroad (URR); Allegheny Ludlum Steel Co.; and Birmingham Southern; Assist w/ LC workshop, NS/WLE, Moberly, Mo.;PLB 7037 procedural board prep. and hearing, URR, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Div. 79 mtg., Columbus, Ohio; Conference call w/ all NS GC, NJT-Part 240 assistance; PLB 7006, URR, Pittsburgh; WLE ratification mtgs., Weirton, W.Va.; WLE ratification mtgs., Milan, Brewster & Akron, Ohio; NS general chairmen's mtg., Asheville, N.C.; PLB 6945, Norfolk, Va.; Assist Division 110, Cincinnati, Ohio; General office work, correspondence, reports.
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