Advisory Board June 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; Southeastern Meeting Association, Chattanooga, Tenn. ARMSE mtg., Las Vegas; Eastern Union Meeting Association, Atlantic City, N.J.; BLET First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board meeting, Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial convention, Las Vegas; IBT International Convention, Las Vegas.

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.; Southeastern Meeting Association, Chattanooga, Tenn. ARMSE mtg., Las Vegas; Eastern Union Meeting Association, Atlantic City, N.J.; BLET First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board meeting, Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial convention, Las Vegas; IBT International Convention, Las Vegas.

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; Southeastern Meeting Association, Chattanooga, Tenn. ARMSE mtg., Las Vegas; Eastern Union Meeting Association, Atlantic City, N.J.; BLET First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board meeting, Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial convention, Las Vegas; IBT International Convention, Las Vegas.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Assigned to CSX, NS and GTW general committees of adjustment; BLET First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board meeting, Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial convention, Las Vegas; IBT International Convention, Las Vegas.

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; Chicago Central & Pacific; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern; NRAB arbitration, retirement luncheon, IHB/Metra; NMB mtg. re: Sec. 3 committee, Washington, D.C., w/ Member Hoglander, Labor Memb. S. Powers, and Carrier Membs. K. Gradia & M. Fingerhut; NRAB admin., BMWE/CSX, Chicago; Grievance & arbitration assistance, BRC, Chicago; First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; Advisory Board mtg., Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial convention, Las Vegas; Manning dispute submission filing/labor management disputes committee, EJ&E, CN-IC; Pre-negotiations mtgs. and negotiations, Metra; FRA Part 240.409 dockets this month: EQAL 00-84, 01-06, 02-01, 03-47, 02-67, 01-18.

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; BLET First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial Convention, 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; SMA regional meeting, Chattanooga, Tenn.; EUMA regional meeting, Atlantic City, N.J.; National Convention, Las Vegas; IBT Rail Conference mtg., Las Vegas; Advisory Board mtgs., Las Vegas; 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; SMA regional meeting, Chattanooga, Tenn.; EUMA regional meeting, Atlantic City, N.J.; First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; Advisory Board mtg., Las Vegas; Rail Conference convention, Las Vegas; Office work, travel.

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; BLET First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board meeting, Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial convention, Las Vegas; IBT International Convention, Las Vegas.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman - Assigned to BLET Washington D.C. office; BLET Security Officer; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; BLET First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board meeting, Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial convention, Las Vegas; IBT International Convention, Las Vegas.

Vice-President Marcus J. Ruef - Assigned to Amtrak Long Island Railroad; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; New Jersey Transit; Port Authority Trans Hudson; Norfolk Southern (Northern Lines/W&LE); Norfolk Southern (Eastern Lines); Norfolk Southern (Southern Lines); Union Railroad; Allegheny Ludlum Steel Co.; and Birmingham Southern; BLET First Quadrennial Convention, Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board meeting, Las Vegas; Rail Conference First Quadrennial convention, Las Vegas; IBT International Convention, Las Vegas.

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