Advisory Board April 2006 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; BLET Designated Legal Counsel mtgs., Scottsdale, Ariz.; Arkansas Legislative Board mtg., Little Rock; Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition mtg., Washington, D.C.; Hoffa Memorial Dinner, Detroit, Mich.; 2006 National Legislative Board mtg., Las Vegas; New Jersey State Legislative Board mtg., Newark, N.J.

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.

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; Meeting with NTSB Board members, Washington, D.C.; Western General Chairmen's Association mtg., Las Vegas.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-CSX Western Lines GCofA mtg.; Mtgs. w/ CSX General Chairmen regarding dual track bargaining; Public Law Board 1063, NS; CSX Family Day event, Greenwood, S.C.; Mtg. w/ President Hahs; Assisted Grand Trunk Western GCA for planning session with upcoming negotiations and day-to-day issues; Assisted CSX, NS and GTW committees and 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; NRAB administration, Chicago; Candidate engineer dispute conference, Metra; Western General Chairmen's Assoc., Las Vegas; Negotiations, Metra; Commuter Rail Labor Assn., Metra, Chicago; Labor/Management Committee Quarterly mtg., Metra, Chicago; Pre-negotiations mtg. & general assistance, CN/WC, Madison; Negotiations, EJ&E, Joliet; FOIA work, Metra, Arlington Hts.; FRA Part 240.409 Dockets this month: EQAL 03-31 (UP), EQAL 01-16 (CSX).

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; Hearing, IRR/CP implementing agreement arb., Chicago; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg., Las Vegas.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - BLET Washington D.C. office; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; BLET General Chairmen's mtg., Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board 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; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg., Las Vegas; Mtg. w/ GC Parker and Div. 426, Baton Rouge, La.; Mtg. w/ GC Koonce and KCS (MidSouth Rail & SouthRail), Memphis, Tenn.; Mtg. w/ GC Clark and KCS (Tex-Mex), Laredo, Texas; Review of Awards from PLB No. 6884; Advisory Board conference call; Conference call w/ GC Koonce and KCS; Research, correspondence 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; Mtg. w/ BNSF Chairmen; Advisory Board conference call; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg., Las Vegas; Wabash Hospital mtgs., Decatur; Public Law Board No. 6659; PHL mtgs.; Mtg. w/ BNSF L.R. on claims, Dallas; Section 6 meeting w/ Missouri North Arkansas, Decatur; Mtg. w/ BNSF and MRL, Seattle.

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; New Orleans Gulf Coast RR negotiations, Chicago; Crew utilization mtg., UP Southern Region GCA, Houston; Trip Rates and ID Run negotiations, UP Western Region GCofA, Portland; UP-Tacoma Belt, office duties, paper work, filing and calls.

Vice-President Paul L. Wingo Jr. - Assigned to NS-Southern Lines and Eastern Region GCofAs; Meridian Southern; New York Susquehanna & Western; New England Central; BLET Rail Security Officer; NYS&W contract negotiations, Binghamton, NY; NS-Southern Region agreement consolidation, Norfolk; NECR contract ratification; Rail Security initiative mtg. w/ NS, Norfolk; Public Law Boards 6556 and 6434, Norfolk; Divisions 696 and 786 issues; UTU-NS General Chairmens' meeting, Cincinnati; Special project on rail yard access; Study for PLB's; General office duties.

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