Advisory Board May 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; BNSF-MNA GCofA quadrennial mtg., Tunica, Miss.; IBT General Executive Board mtg., Las Vegas. IBT Unity Conference, Las Vegas; J.R. Hoffa Memorial Golf Tournament; National negotiations, NRLC, Washington, D.C.; NRLC mtg., Chicago.

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; BNSF (former Frisco) GCA mtg., Tunica, Miss.; National Association of State Legislative Chairmen mtg., Las Vegas; IBT Unity Conference, Las Vegas; IBT merger finance committee mtg., Washington, D.C.; Advanced Local Chairmen's Workshop, George Meany Center, Silver Spring, Md.

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; Program mtg., NAA, Chicago; Division 114 mtgs., CN/IC, Waterloo, Iowa; IHB general assistance, Hammond, Ind.; Divisions 23, 99, 762 mtgs., CN/IC, Memphis, Tenn.; CN/WC general assistance, Green Bay, Wisc.; PLB 6860, BNSF, Homewood, Ill., Interdivisional service disputes arbitration; Advanced Local Chairmen's Workshop, Silver Spring, Md.; National Academy of Arbitrators, Chicago, speaker, 2005 mtg.; FRA Part 240.409 dockets this month: EQAL 01-16, 03-47, 00-41, 02-52, 02-30, 03-35, 02-45.

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, 6558, 6589; UP work/rest projects; RSAC positive train control cmte.; National wage/rules; INRD contract negotiations; Port. & Western contract negotiations; Utah RR contract; W&LE contract negotiations; General office duties, telephone, correspondence, vacation.

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; Mtg. w/ GC Koonce and KCS, Memphis, Tenn.; IBT Unity Conference, Las Vegas; Holiday, research, correspondence, 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; NS A-card; BNSF GCofA mtg., Rick Gibbons committee, Tunica, Miss.; Public Law Board 6659, Washington, D.C.; Wabash Hospital mtg., Decatur; Vice presidents claim conference, Fort Worth; NS a-card mtgs., Ft. Mitchell, Ky., Decatur, Kansas City.

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; Contract negotiations at NECR, St. Albans, Vt.; Contract negotiations, NYSW, Binghamton, N.Y.; NS representation town hall meetings at Cincinnati, Louisville, Kanville, Ky., Princeton, Ind. and Norton, Va.; Division 198 mtg. and special project with Division 328, Atlanta.

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