Advisory Board July 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; Midwest Rail Craft Scholarship Foundation golf tournament fund raiser, Kansas City, Mo. International Western Convention, Rapid City, S.D.; Meeting w/ G. Faulkner and D. Knoll, Cleveland; Meeting with James. Finamore, CSX, Cleveland; Various phone calls and correspondence.
First Vice-President & Alternate President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Assisted President in general operation of National Division Office; Vice President assignments; Organizing department; Shortline department; Passenger department; Various correspondence & phone calls; President-IBT Rail Conference.
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; Midwest Rail Craft Scholarship function, Kansas City, Mo.; Standard Bldg. operations mtg.; National Democratic Club event, Washington, D.C.; International Western Convention, Rapid City, S.D.
Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Assigned to CSX, NS and GTW general committees of adjustment; Single agreement negotiations, CSX; GTW negotiations with President; PLB executive session; PLB CSX Western Lines; Mtg. w/ CSX Western Lines to work on single agreement; Assisted CSX general committees and GTW GCA; 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; Chicago Central & Pacific; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern; New employee orientation, Cleveland; NMB Section 3 committee, Washington, D.C.; International Western Convention, Rapid City, S.D.; Local Chairmen's training class, Rapid City; NRAB administration, mtg. w/ Cook County Commissioner Anthony Pereica, Metra, Chicago; SBA No. 1151, EJ&E, Chicago (manning provision/remote control arbitration); NRAB 66-1-47, et al, UP; NRAB arb. prep. and admin., various, Chicago; Part 240.409 dockets this month: EQAL 02-67, 02-01, 01-06, 00-84.
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; International Western Convention, Rapid City, S.D.; EJ&E arbitration regarding remote control operations, Chicago; Conference w/ Birmingham Southern GC and labor relations, re: Health and welfare.
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; International Western Convention, Rapid City, S.D.; Holiday; Vacation; Correspondence, research 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; Vice President Wingo's retirement dinner, Chattanooga, Tenn; Wabash Hospital dinner, Fort Worth; Attend Safety Summit II meeting, Decatur; International Western Convention, Rapid City, S.D.; Meeting and conference with R. Gibbons and BNSF, Kansas City, 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; Assisting General Chairmen UPRR & Tacoma Belt & STD; Assisting GC Robertson, Tacoma Belt RR, Tacoma, Wash.; Assisting GC Gore, UPSRGCA, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
Vice-President & National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman - Assigned to BLET Washington D.C. office; BLET Security Officer; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; Mtg. w/ GAO; Testified before House RR Subcommittee on fatigue, training and technical safet issues; Attended International Western Convention, Rapid City; Mtgs. w/ several Congressmen.
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; Paperwork, general assistance, NRAB transition; review PLB materials; Path, LIRR general assistance; NYSW PLB submission; Review and preparation, re: SBA 1063; PLB 6912; Union RR telephone conference; SBA 1063 and PLB 6912 hearings, Boston (NS and NYSW); Review WLE cases (PLB 6657); LIRR Part 240 assistance; W&LE strategy mtg.; Assist in presentation of EJ&E remote control case, Chicago;
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