KCS General Chairman Sam Parker reelected by acclamation

Kansas City Southern General Chairman Sam W. Parker was reelected by acclamation during the GCofA's quadrennial meeting, which was held June 10-12 in Shreveport, La.

Brother Parker is a member of BLET Division 599 in Shrevport, La., and he joined the Brotherhood on July 1, 1979. He was first elected General Chairman in 1996, so this will be his fourth term of office. He was also reelected in 2000 and 2004.

Also elected were: 1st Vice Chairman R.W. "Bud" Pickett, Division 599 (Shreveport, La.); 2nd Vice Chairman Jim Fisher, Division 612 (Nederland, Texas); Secretary-Treasurer David Spradlin, Division 573 (Greenville, Texas); and Alternate Secretary-Treasurer David Grubbs Jr., Division 569 (Heavener, Okla.).

Bill Walpert, BLET National Secretary-Treasurer, and Merle Geiger, National Vice President, attended the meetings and addressed the delegates. Arlin Todd, Louisiana State Legislative Board Chairman, also attended.

Steve Young, of the law firm Tavormina & Young, attended the meeting and gave a presentation to the delegates regarding the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Young's presentation was also on investigation procedure. It was a full day seminar.

The Kansas City Southern General Committee of Adjustment represents 330 members from seven different BLET Divisions in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Kansas.



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