Advisory Board April 2005 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; Western General Chairmen's Meeting, Las Vegas; AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department Rail Labor Division mtg., Washington, D.C.; LRA 29th Annual Labor Awards Dinner, New York; BNSF-MNA General Chairman mtg., Tunica, Ms.
First Vice-President & Alternate President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Assisted President in general operation of National Division Office; Vice President assignments; Special Representative assignments; Organizing department; Shortline department; Passenger department; Various correspondence & phone calls; South Buffalo RR contract negotiations; CRLO mtgs., Rail Labor Division mtg.; TTD mtg.; AFL-CIO mtgs.; Metro North mtg.; Norfolk Southern General Chairmen mtgs.; Rail Bargaining Coalition mtg.
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; Western General Chairmen's Association meeting, Las Vegas; GCA Secretary-Treasurer Workshop, Cleveland; IBT Publications mtg., Cleveland; Dinner honoring IBT General Secretary-Treasurer Tom Keegel, New York, NY; Advisory Board Conference Call; Mtg. w/ BMWED National Officers, Cleveland.
Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Performed office inventory; Reviewed cases for Public Law Boards; Attended meeting of Division 498; Assisted CSX, NS, GTW committees with the handling of various issues; Meeting with Local Chairman of Division 598; Performed 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; Paducah & Louisville; Chicago Central & Pacific; Filed Section 6 Notice, Metra, Chicago; Ref. Orientation mtg.; WGCA, Las Vegas; WC GCA exec., CN/WC; CN LR mtg.; Div. 394 mtg., BRC, Hazelcrest, Ill.; Conf. 240.409 case, UP, Chicago (Sumila); Joint Labor mtg., re: CBAs, Green Bay; CN/WC LM mtg.; NRAB arbitration, Chicago; Div. 10 mtg., Markham (Smith); Conf. 240.409 case, CSX; General Chairman's writing class, various (incl. UP, BNSF, WC), Pocatello, Idaho; Advisory Board conference call.
Vice-President Dale McPherson - CP Rail; Port. Term. RR; Longivew Portland & Northern; Longview Switching Co.; Indiana RR; Utah Railroad; UP Eastern Dist.; UP former CNW; DM&IR RR; Portland & Western RR; Great Western RR; Appalachian & Ohio RR; BLET National Bargaining Cmte.; Public Law Boards 5604, 5681, 5721, 6040, 6281, 6558, 6589; UP work/rest projects; RSAC positive train control cmte.; Utah RR contract negotiations, Provo, Utah; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; National negotiations w/ NCCC, Washington, D.C.; P&W RR contract negotiations, Salem, Ore.; Mtg. w/ members at Indiana RR, Indianapolis; DMIR/CN contract negotiations, St. Paul, Minn.
Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - BLET Washington D.C. office; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; Cooperating Rail Labor Organizations (CRLO) mtgs., Miami; AFL-CIO Executive Council mtgs., 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; WGCA mtg., Las Vegas; Mtg. w/ Div. 244 (Tex-Mex), Laredo, Texas; Mtg. regarding Interdivisional service w/GC Parker and KCS, Irving, Texas; Mtgs. regarding work/rest initiatives w/ GC Twombly and D&H, Clifton Park, NY; Conference calls, 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/rules committee; Western General Chairmen's mtg., Las Vegas; Executive session, PLB 5939, Decatur; Missouri & Northern Arkansas work/rule mtg., Springfield, Mo.; Div. 155 mtg., NS, Decatur; Advisory Board conference call; ETMS train, Beardstown; General Chairman conference call; Mtgs. w/ GC Gibbons & GCA, Tunica, Ms.
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; UPCR GC Rightnowar, auto-markup arbitration, Boston; PTC symposium, Washington, D.C.; UPWL and UPWR arbitration boards 180, 4450, 4451 and 4452, Detroit, Mich; Arbitration Board 6833 & 6834, assisting UPSR GC Gore, New Orleans; Trip rates, assisting UPWL GC Hannah, Colton, Calif.; Ebb & flow negotiations, assisting UPWL GC Hannah, San Antonio; Office, paper, filing, STD and calls, assisting.
Vice-President Paul L. Wingo Jr. - Assigned to NS-Southern Lines and Eastern Region GCofAs; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern GCofA; Meridian Southern; New York Susquehanna & Western; New England Central; BLET Rail Security Officer; Division 239 regular mtg. Mtg. w/ NS VGC Thompson on NS Long Term Disability issues; Mtg. w/ NS General Chairmen, Cleveland; Attended RRB Labor Member's informational conference, Nashville; NS agreement consolidation w/ GC Wallace and Labor Relations, Norfolk, Va.; Mtg. w/ NS Alabama Division local chairmen, Birmingham; Advisory Board conference call; Rail security project; General office duties.
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