Members attend legislative training session in Cleveland

Twenty-three BLE members attended a two-day legislative training session in Cleveland on July 22-23, 2001.

The two-day course is designed to educate Division Legislative Representatives regarding their duties and to hone their communication skills.

The course highlighted the legislative and political process, describing how federal safety regulations are established.

BLE International Vice-President & U.S. National Legislative Representative Leroy Jones conducted the training session, along with professional consultant David Mallino.

Additional training sessions are scheduled for August 8-9 in Chicago, Ill., and August 11-12 in Kansas City, Mo.

For details on future training sessions, please contact the BLE's National Legislative Office in Washington D.C. at (202) 347-7936, or via the Internet at: <>.

BLE members attending the Legislative Training Session in Cleveland on July 23, 2001. Front row, from left: Don Spenlau, Div. 489; Jim Louis, Div. 421; Michael Harting, Div. 263; Greg Powell, Div. 920; John R. Hill, Div. 565; Leroy Jones, BLE Vice-President & U.S. National Legislative Representative; Jim Ong, Div. 292; Larry Galati, Div. 325; Dave Caniff, Div. 370 and Secretary-Treasurer of the Pennsylvania State Legislative Board; and Jim Worles, Div. 101.

Second row, from left: Jim O'Neill, Div. 483; David Mallino; Row Spencer, Div. 185; Don Thacker, Div. 234; Willie Brown, Div. 255; Dan Harris, Div. 812; Bob Sorg, Div. 370; Frank Battaglia, Div. 1; Tim Price, Div. 607; Rick Finamore, Div. 757; Tony Reed, Div. 124; Rodney Cameron, Div. 511; Larry Robinson, Div. 526; Bill Ellert, Div. 3; and Ken Kertesz, Pennsylvania State Legislative Board Chairman.


2001 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers