Advisory Board JULY 2000 Activity

By action of the delegates at the Fifth Quinquennial Convention, summaries of BLE Advisory Board members' activities are published monthly:

International President Edward Dubroski-International Office: General supervision of BLE activities; Publications committee; National negotiations; Mtgs. w/ Special Representatives; Mtg. w/ Representative Franks (NJ); AFL-CIO TTD convention; Mtg. w/ Governor Pataki, NY; U.S. Representative Boehlert (NY); President & CEO Rich, Delaware Otswego Corp/New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway; National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen's mtg.; Mtg. w/ Vice-President Cassidy, NYS&W Gen. Chair Baldwin and Loc. Chm.-Div. 521.

First Vice-President & Alternate President James L. McCoy-International Office. Assisted president supervising BLE activities; FVP duties, contacted GCs, SLBCs, telephone calls, correspondence, etc.; National Legislative Board, Niagara Falls; GCof A restructuring, UP Southern; MOP Upper Lines.

General Secretary-Treasurer Russ Bennett-International Office: Supervision of BLE Financial depts.; Records Dept.; BLE Job Bank; Publications Cmte.; EUMA, Niagara Falls; Cooperstown Conference in Hershey, Pa., on behalf of President Dubroski; TTD convention, D.C.; NASLBC mtg., Niagara Falls.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-General office duties; National wage/rules mtg.; Attended joint Division mtg., 498 and 598; Single agreement negotiations; Special Board of Adjustment 1063; NS Public Law Board; Assisted GTW committees in reviewing seniority rosters; Assisted CSX Western lines GCofA in resolving Main Stem II dispute and in negotiating settlement of ID Service dispute; Assisted CSX/NS and GTW committees in handling various issues.

Vice-President Joseph A. Cassidy Jr.- General office duties; EUMA, Niagara Falls; New York Susquehanna & Western; Prepare for contract negotiations; Mtg. w/ members of Div. 521; Study & paperwork; Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Rwy., mtg. w/ management & grievances; Mtg. w/ members of Div. 620; Mtg. w/ EJ&E GCofA; Metro North Commuter Railroad; Prepare Amtrak, Springfield Term. equity dispute; Mtg. w/ NYS&W GCofA; BLE International Division.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Leroy D. Jones-Washington D.C. Office; EUMA mtg.; Amtrak press briefing; HSGTA committee mtg.; Amtrak/MBTA hearing; Receptions, Cong. Gephardt (D-MO), Cong. Kaptur (D-OH), Cong. Franks (R-NJ), Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senate Candidate-NY, Mark O'Keefe and Carol Williams, candidates, Montana Governor/Lt. Governor; AFL-CIO adm. mtg.; TTD leg. mtg.; TTD/Rail Div. leg. mtg.; Congressional hearing on Locomotive Train Horns; FRA Technical Conf.-Remote controlled locomotives; Mark ups, Railroad Retirement Legislation; AFL-CIO meet & greet for Steve Danner, candidate (D-MO, 6th); TTD Convention; TTD Congressional reception; NASLBC mtg., Niagara Falls, Canada.

Vice-President William C. Walpert-ID Office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; BLE Safety Task Force; Established new Div. 218, Laredo, Texas; Special Representative mtg.; Mtg. w/ Wheeling & Lake Erie operating employees, Brewster, Ohio; Mtg. w/ SEPTA GCofA officers, Philadelphia.

Vice-President Edward W. Rodzwicz- General office duties; EUMA, Niagara Falls; NS-Eastern Region, VGC W.A. Thompson, Imperial; Tex Mex RR, new BLE Division, Laredo; Assignment per President, Cleveland; Mtg. w/ W&LE local chairman & officers, Brewster, Ohio; South Buffalo Railway grievances; Allegheny Ludlum RR Section 6 notices; Mtg. w/ SEPTA GCofA officers, Philadelphia; Assignment per First Vice-President, Cleveland.

Vice-President Don M. Hahs- BNSF system including MRL, UP South & West, SP East & South, SSW, DLGW, Tacoma Belt, Pac Harbor Belt; General office duties; National wage/rule, Washington; Assist in closing SP East office in Houston; UP/St.L. PLB 6170 w/ G.C. Gore, Omaha; Portland Zone 2 & 3 negotiations, UP/SP merger, Reno, UP West.

Vice-President Richard K. Radek- International Office; BLE Decertification Helpline services; Director of Arbitration Dept; National Railroad Adjustment Board (NRAB); NRAB arbitration, various, Chicago; Wisconsin Central GCofA mtg., Green Bay; METRA general assistance; CC&P Section 6 mtgs.; METRA combined committees mtgs., PLB 6223 arbitration; Side letter 7, engineer trainer agrmnt., engineer shortage; Section 3 cmte., Wash. D.C.; Arbitration screening dkt., WC; BRC general assistance, contract negotiations; FRA Part 240.409 cases: EQAL 98-31, 98-38, 98-50 and 98-73.

Vice-President Dale McPherson - I&M Rail Link; CP Rail/SOO, UP East Lines; TRRA-St. Louis; Indiana Railroad Co.; M&NA;. LP&N Longview; General office duties; CP/US contract negotiations, w/ G.C. M.D. Priester; Mtgs. w/ G.C. C.L. Roy, Indiana RR contract; UP Special Project-work/rest mtgs. w/ M.A. Young, Denver.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa Office; Mtgs. w/ Div. 558 officers & M. Collet; Conference call, re: RCTC; Mtg. w/ J. Shields, J. Yach & B. Brunet; Conference calls re: CN Pension & P. Tellier; Mtgs. w/ R.J. Toole; Mtg. w/ J. Shields, T.G. Hucker & B. Brunet.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; Canadian National Legislative Board; Mtg. w/ BMWE, re: Int. Railway Safety Conference; Mtg. w/ Transport Canada/VIA Rail/CNR, re: TIBS; Field Ops. Master S&H Cmte. Mtg.; Mtg. w/ R. Rastrick & Mtg. w/ J. Clark, PC Party; Work Rest Task Force-AAR mtg.; BLE/CPR national life/LTD mtgs.; CPR, re: Emp. equity implementation & mtgs., re: Int. Railway Safety Conference w/ BMWE & East Japanese Railway Union; FRA remote control hearing; State Legislative Board Chairmen's mtgs.; Mtg. w/ J. Wells, FRA Deputy Admin.; NARAP mtg.; Mtg. w/ Transport Canada CN/CP/VIA mtg. re: Rule 104.

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