Photo highlights of 2000 IWC in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

From left: GIA International President Ruth E. Pillman-Windham; BLE International President Edward Dubroski; FRA Administrator Jolene Molitoris; and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka.

In his speech to members, Brother Trumka complimented BLE leaders for their success in organizing and highlighted the challenges that lie ahead for organized labor. Trumka thanked the BLE for being part of the organizing drive in which the AFL-CIO has gained 250,000 new members in two years (click here for details).

FRA Administrator Molitoris addressed the need for air conditioning in locomotive cabs (click here for details).

"There is no other transportation industry subjecting its employees to such conditions. It is time, and way overtime, for such practice to stop in the railroad industry," she said.

From left: Burlington Northern-Santa Fe General Chairman Tim Murphy, Texas State Legislative Board Chairman Raymond Holmes, and Union Pacific (Eastern District) General Chairman Mike Young.

Several BLE State Legislative Board Chairmen and division Legislative Representatives participated in the convention's Legislative Workshop. Clockwise, from top left: Keith Luebke, Wisconsin State Legislative Board Chairman (Doug Horstman, Oregon State Legislative Board Chairman, is partially visible behind Brother Luebke); Jeff Ramage, Idaho State Legislative Board Chairman; George Last, Colorado State Legislative Board Chairman; Tim Smith, California State Legislative Board Chairman; Rob Svob, legislative representative of BLE Division 28 (Tucson, Ariz.); Dana Smith, legislative representative of BLE Division 228 (Pocatello, Idaho); Bruce Yates, New Mexico State Legislative Board Chairman; and Lawrence Kemper, legislative representative of BLE Division 94 (Gillette, Wyo.).

From left: BLE First Vice-President & Alternate President Jim McCoy; New Mexico State Legislative Board Chairman Bruce Yates; California State Legislative Board Chairman Tim Smith; FRA Administrator Jolene Molitoris; Trudy Yates, wife of Bruce Yates; and Darrell Azarcon, First Vice-Chairman of the California State Legislative Board.

IWC Chairman Jim Lance meets with Administrator Molitoris following her speech.


2000 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers