Advisory Board May 2002 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; Teamsters special convention & affiliation mtgs., Las Vegas; Missouri State Legislative Board mtg.; National Wage/Rule mtgs., Fort Worth; NMB mtgs., Pittsburgh; TTD mtgs., Washington D.C.; Mtgs. w/ special counsel, re: NMB case; Various conference calls w/ General Chairmen, re: remote control issues, NMB issue.

First Vice-President & Alternate President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Assisted President in general operation of ID office; General office duties; IBT Special Convention; Mtg. w/ IBT President James Hoffa & IBT General Counsel; Mtgs. w/ NCCC, national handling; Two vacation days; Telephone and correspondence; Holiday; Phone conference w/ various engineers & trainmen on Tex Mex RR; Publications mtg.

General Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert-General supervision of BLE financial and record depts.; ID office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; BLE Safety Task Force; Mtgs. w/ vendors and financial institutions; Teamsters special convention, Las Vegas; Teamster affiliation mtgs., Las Vegas; Local Chairman training classes, George Meany Center.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Attended mtgs. w/ Norfolk Southern-Northern Lines GCofA; Assisted CSX-Eastern Lines GCofA, assisted in preparing cases for PLB 6470, SBA 1063; Executive session for PLB 6199; National wage/rules committee; Second session of SBA 1063; GTW contract negotiations; Executive session regarding Personal Leave Day award rendered in private arbitration, CSX-Eastern Lines; Assisted CSX, NS and GTW committees with various work; General office duties.

Vice-President Joseph A. Cassidy Jr.- Study & paperwork; General office duties; Conference w/ board members, PLB 6320; Mtg. w/ General Chairman Hall; Mtg. w/ management, EJ&E; Mtg. w/ GCofA, EJ&E; Public Law Board hearing; Prepare for CN (GTW) memorial service; Conference w/ President Hahs; Conference w/ 1st VP Rodzwicz; Mtg. w/ LC Div. 630; Attend parade & memorial service, deliver eulogy, Flint, Mich.; Conference w/ NYS&W.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - Washington D.C. office; IBT special convention; Missouri State Legislative Board mtg.; Amtrak Lobby Day, Washington, D.C.; Rail Labor chiefs mtg., D.C.; Texas State Legislative Board; FRA PTC mtgs., Denver; Railroad Crafts Scholarship fund raiser, Ft. Worth, Texas; Vacation.

Vice-President Merle W. Geiger Jr.- Assigned to following properties: KCS; Midsouth; South Rail; Gateway Western; Springfield Terminal; Mtgs. at Vicksburg and Meridian, MS, Midsouth Rail (Divs. 326, 593) and Southrail Corp. (Div. 450) regarding status of UTU petition on KCS currently before NMB; Mtgs. at Collinsville, Ill., Mexico, Mo., and Kansas City, Gateway Western (Div. 8 and 109) regarding status of UTU petition on KCS currently before NMB; Mtgs. in Cleveland regarding contract negotiations on Indiana & Ohio Railroad; Review of Awards from latest session of PLB 6145 (Springfield Terminal); General office duties and paperwork.

Vice-President Stephen D. Speagle- BNSF/ATSF arbitration/PLB; Wabash Hospital Assoc. mtgs., Decatur, Ill; BNSF on-property negotiations and arbitration/PLB, Ft. Worth; General office duties; Negotiatioins w/ MRL, re: Early retirement insurance; Mtg. w/ BNSF mobilizers; Mtgs. w/ BNSF GCofAs; Division 155 (NS) retirement dinner.

Vice-President E.L. "Lee" Pruitt - Assisted general chairmen & members of the following properties: UP-Western Lines; UP-Western Region; UP-Central Region; UP-Southern Region; Tacoma Belt; General office duties; PLB 4450, PLB 4451 & PLB 4452, Houston; Assist General Chairmen & members, UPRR/Tacoma Rail; Remote control mtgs, UP-North, Kansas City, assisting GC Rightnowar & members; Remote control mtgs. w/ UP management; Work/rest mtgs. w/ UP management.

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; Various NRAB arbitration, Chicago; Local Chairman's Seminar, NS-E, Roanoke, Va.; Section 3 Subcommittee, NRAB, Chicago; NRAB, UP-various (multiple claim-single issue disputes), Chicago; IHB general assistance, agreement negotiation, Chicago; ORBA, Metra disability insurance mtg.; CN/IC negotiations; L/M committee, CN/WC; IHB general assistance, Joliet (UP interchange dispute); Remote control case research; Nat'l. Academy of Arbitrators mtg., Section 3 committee, Pittsburgh, Pa.; FRA Part 240.409 cases this month: EQAL 01-23 (UP); 01-06 (CSX); 00-51 (UP); 00-67 (UP); 99-15 (CSX).

Vice-President Dale McPherson - UP Eastern Lines; CP/U.S. (Soo); I&MRL; M&NA; LP&N; Longview Sw. Co; TRRA-St. Louis; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; Mtg. w/ Gen. Chrmn. Browning, B&S RR, Birmingham, Ala.; Contract negotiations, B&S RR; NCCC/BLE negotiations, Ft. Worth; Mtg. w/ GC Priester, IMRL/DME sale, Kansas City.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa Office; Senior Advisory Committee, EFAP, Halifax; CN-West GCofA mtg., Edmonton; CCROU mtg., Calgary; CN pension board mtg., Calgary; CN L.T.D. mtg., Calgary; Mtgs. w/ CN Rail, Montreal; Mtg. w/ Division 753 officers, Quebec City; RCTC conciliation, Montreal; Medical exam, Quebec City; Mtg. w/ J. McBain, CN Rail.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; National Legislative Board-Canada; CIRB hearing, re: Ferroequis Railway Co.; CN senior policy health & safety mtgs., Montreal; Railway safety consultative hours of service mtg., Ottawa; Legislative update seminar, Ottawa; Mtg. w/ Division 295, Toronto; BLE LTD trustee mtg., Toronto; CLC health & safety caucus, Ottawa; HRDC/CLC senior health & safety cmte. mtg., Hull; CCROU fatigue management mtgs., Calgary; CCROU/CP Rail fatigue management plan mtg., Calgary.


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