Don Hahs reelected National President
Delegates attending the BLET's First Quadrennial Convention reelected
Don Hahs as National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
and Trainmen on June 21.
He is the first incumbent president to win reelection since BLE delegates
reelected John Sytsma in 1981.
In addition, First Vice-President Ed Rodzwicz and National Secretary-Treasurer
Bill Walpert were reelected by acclamation to four-year terms.
New Advisory Board conducts first
Members of the BLET's Advisory Board conducted their first meeting on
June 23 in Las Vegas. The BLET's top officers discussed a variety of sensitive
issues relevant to the immediate success and future growth of the Brotherhood.
Delegates seek to eliminate seniority
Delegates attending the BLET's First Quadrennial Convention in Las Vegas
adopted a resolution that provides a vehicle to eliminate seniority maintenance
and retention fees where they exist.
Hoffa rails against single-person
General President Hoffa addressed more than 500 BLET delegates regarding
a variety of topics, including the BLET's organizing success, the Rail Conference's
agenda to improve national rail security, Amtrak funding, and the threat
of single-person train operations.