Advisory Board May 2003 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; Mtgs. w/ Teamsters, Cleveland; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtg., Las Vegas; Mtgs. w/ State Legislative Board Chairmen and Special Reps, Las Vegas; TTD mtg., Washington D.C.; Mtgs. w/ VPs Halle & Hucker, Canadian General Chairmen & Provincial Legislative Board Chairmen, Montreal; Work/rule mtgs. w/ NCCC; Conference call w/ UP General Chairman Mike Young & members of his committee.

First Vice-President & Alternate President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Assisted President in general operation of ID office; Various correspondence and telephone calls; VP assignments; Negotiations on South Buffalo RR; IBT unity meeting; LIRR discipline appeal; Holiday; IBT Teamsters Canada; Mtgs. w/ VPs Hucker and Halle.

General Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert-General supervision of BLE financial, record depts.; ID office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; Safety Task Force; Meetings with vendors and financial institutions; Attended General Secretary Treasurers' conference, AFL-CIO, Pittsburgh; International Brotherhood of Teamsters unity conference, Las Vegas; Local Chairman Workshop, George Meany Center, Silver Spring, Md.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Attended CSX/conrail shared assetts GCA interim mtg.; Attended Association of General Chairmen's mtg.; Mtg. w/ CSX, national wage/rules committee; Mtg. in Huntington, W.Va., w/ Divisions 781, 463 & 698; Assisted NS Northern Lines GCofA, CSX GCofAs, and Grand Trunk GCofA with various issues; Finalized awards for SBA 1063; General Office duties.

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; Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Rwy.; PLB 6603 mtgs. & prep., EJ&E, Chicago; Remote control mtg., Kansas City; NRAB arbitration, Sacramento; L/M Quarterly mtgs. & prep., CN/WC-Rosemont, Ill, and CN/IC-New Orleans; Special assignment/Division 404 mtg., UP/CNW, Wheaton, Ill.; NRAB/RRRB, general assistance, IHB/UP/CN/WC, Chicago; Memorial service, D. Hoey, BLE designated counsel, Chicago; FRA Part 240.409 dockets: EQAL 98-84, 01-06, 01-18, 00-51, 01-16, 00-84, 02-01.

Vice-President Dale McPherson - CP Rail; Port. Term. RR; Longivew Portland & Northern; Longview Switching Co.; Indiana RR; Missouri & Northern Arkansas RR; Utah Railroad; UP Eastern Dist.; UP former CNW; BLE National Bargaining Cmte.; BLE/IBT Constitution & Bylaws Cmte.; PLBs 5604, 5681, 5721, 6040, 6281, 6589; UP work/rest projects; RSAC positive train control cmte.; UP Section 6 mtgs.; Vacation; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; IBT Unity Conference; UP former CNW GCofA mtgs. & triennial mtg., Las Vegas; UP work/rest mtgs. w/ GC M.A. Young.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - Washington D.C. office; General office duties; NTSB mtg., re: most wanted safety recommendations; Receptions: Cong. Carson (D-OK), Edwards (D-TX), Frost (D-TX), Lowey (D-NY), Pascrell (D-NJ), Sabo (D-MN), Lampson (D-TX), Kaptur (D-OH), Rahall (D-WV), Brown (D-FL), Senator Dorgan (D-ND); Mtg. w/ Amtrak President Gunn; TTD Rail Div. mtg.; Operation Lifesaver reception; USACTION; Harriman Awards luncheon; Mtg. w/ DOT Secretary Mineta; RSAC mtg.

Vice-President Merle W. Geiger Jr.- Assigned to: Kansas City Southern; Gateway Western; Midsouth Rail; Southrail; Texas-Mexican Rwy.; Springfield Terminal; Delaware & Hudson; Indiana & Ohio RR; Indiana Southern RR; New York, Susquehanna & Western; Mtg. w/ Indiana & Ohio RR, Cincinnati, Ohio; Contract mtgs. on Tex-Mex w/ GC Leyendecker, Corpus Christi, Texas; Contract mediation on Springfield Terminal w/ GC Towmbly, Portsmouth, N.H.; Holiday; Research, contract preparation and general office duties.

Vice-President Stephen D. Speagle-On-property negotiations w/ BNSF, Fort Worth; Mtg. on seniority, BNSF, Fort Worth; Wabash Hospital mtg., Decatur; Div. 262 mtg., Missoula, Mont.; Mtgs. on bridge insurance for MRL, Missoula; Div. 75 dinner, mtg., Kansas City; Mtg. w/ LC on ID runs; Div. 428 mtg., St. Louis; Div. 672 & 170 mtgs., Memphis; Div. 285 mtg.; Travel; General office duties.

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, filing; WJPA negotiations, Cajon Pass helpers from UPRR to BNSF, UPWL-Hannah, Dallas-Fort Worth; Advisory Board mtg., Miami; Mtgs. w/ LC Divisions 277, 236 and PTRR division merger and RCO, UPWR-Donnigan, Portland, Ore.; Ebb & flow, reserve board & application bid mtgs., UPWL-Hannah, Phoenix, Ariz.; La. hub ID arbitration, UPWL-Hannah, Phoenix.

Vice-President Paul L. Wingo Jr. - Assisted NS Southern Lines & NS Eastern GCofAs; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern; Meridian Southern; BLE Security Officer; Mtg. w/ Meridian Southern; NS training facility; Special mtgs. of Divisions 165, 393, 200 and 266; General office duties; Western General Chairmen's Assoc. mtgs., Las Vegas.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa Office; TRAQ seminar, Quebec; CN/VIA GCofA mtgs., Montreal; CN east GCofA mtg., Grand-Mere; EFAP, Montreal; Pension Board mtgs., Quebec; Teamster subcommittee mtgs., Montreal; VIA mtgs., Montreal.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; National Legislative Board-Canada; CCROU work/rest, Quebec City; Canadian BLE-Teamster discussions, Calgary; CPR RMP mtg., Ottawa; BMWE mtg. w/ VP Ken Depluck, Ottawa; VIA FMP mtg., Montreal; Mtgs. Division 243, re: Beltpack, Thunder Bay; BLE advisory board mtg., Cleveland; NLB mtg., Calgary; Mtg. w/ CPR VP of Human Resources Andrew Shields; WESTAC, Calgary; Div. 843 health & safety, work/rest regulations; Prince George.


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