Advisory Board June 2005 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; ARMSE 2005 annual conference, Las Vegas; Mtg. w/ Sen. Reid; Southeastern Meeting Assocation (SMA), Montgomery, Ala.; Mtgs. in D.C. w/ SEIU, Unite Here, UFCW; RLBC-NCCC mtgs., Washington, D.C.; DOL mtg., Cleveland; Sec. 13c-TEA 21 conference call; Eastern Union Meeting Association (EUMA), Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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; NS organizing campaign; Numerous Town Hall meetings at multiple locations, including Danville, Fort Mitchel, Cleveland, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Birmingham, Macon, Waynesburg, Shire Oaks, Conway, Norfolk, Crewe, Roanoke, Bluefield, Charleston, Williamson, Portsmouth, Charlotte, Linwood, and Greenville.
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; Mtg. w/ BMWE officers, Detroit, Mich.; SMA regional mtg., Montgomery, ala.; National Democratic Club event, Mitchellville, Mo.; Mtg. w/ Met Life reps, re: Short Term Disability program, Cleveland; EUMA regional mtg., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Performed office inventory; Reviewed cases for Public Law Boards; Attended meeting of Division 498; Assisted CSX, NS, GTW committees with the handling of various issues; Meeting with Local Chairman of Division 598; Performed general office duties.
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; Paducah & Louisville; Chicago Central & Pacific; CN/WC exec. cmte. mtg., Rosemont-Des Plaines, Ill.; BLET Chicago roundtable mtg.; CN/WC contract negotiations; IHB general assistance; Metra training agreement exec.; Standing Bid tutorial mtg., CN/IC, WC; Labor Management mtg., contract negotiations, EJ&E, WC, Chicago, Homewood, Ill.; BRC labor-management mtg., Manning dispute arbitration procedural; Metra contract negotiations; Arb. Conf. & Cous., Alternative Dispute Resolution; FRA Part 240.409 dockets EQAL 01-16, 03-47, 00-41, 02-52, 02-30, 03-35, 02-45.
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, 6558, 6589; UP work/rest projects; RSAC positive train control cmte.; National wage/rules; W&LE RR contract negotiations, Cleveland; Portland & Western contract ratification mtgs.; National wage/rule mtgs., Washington, D.C.; Soo Line mediation arbitration agreement; Utah Railway ratification mtgs.
Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - BLET Washington D.C. office; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; Cooperating Rail Labor Organizations (CRLO) mtgs., Miami; AFL-CIO Executive Council mtgs., 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; Div. 612 mtg., KCS, Lake Charles, La., w/ GC Parker; Joint Division mtg., 219 (UP), 326 (MidSouth), 599 (KCS) and 632 (KCS), Shreveport, La.; SMA regional meeting, Montgomery, Ala.; EUMA regional meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY; Correspondence, research, communications and other 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/rules committee; NS A-card mtgs., including Kansas City, Moberly, Decatur, Lafayette, Peru, Ft. Wayne, Detroit, Elkhart, Kankakee, Chicago; National wage/rule coalition mtg., Washington, D.C.; EUMA mtg., Saratoga Springs, NY; Safety Summit II mtg., BNSF, Springfield, Mo.
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; UPCR GC Rightnowar, auto-markup arbitration, Boston; PTC symposium, Washington, D.C.; UPWL and UPWR arbitration boards 180, 4450, 4451 and 4452, Detroit, Mich; Arbitration Board 6833 & 6834, assisting UPSR GC Gore, New Orleans; Trip rates, assisting UPWL GC Hannah, Colton, Calif.; Ebb & flow negotiations, assisting UPWL GC Hannah, San Antonio; Office, paper, filing, STD and calls, assisting.
Vice-President Paul L. Wingo Jr. - Assigned to NS-Southern Lines and Eastern Region GCofAs; Meridian Southern; New York Susquehanna & Western; New England Central; BLET Rail Security Officer; Contract negotiations at NECR, St. Albans, Vt.; Security project; General office duties; Attended numerous NS Town Hall mtgs. and special mtgs.
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