Advisory Board AUGUST 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; Mtg. w/ VPs Walpert & Rodzwicz; Special Reps Miller & Tolman; Mtg. w/ S.M. Lewis, Local Chairman, Div. 218, E. Graham, Div. 22, J.A. Saunders, Div. 307; Mtg. w/ Ben Saunders, Chairman-Designated Legal Counsel; Mtg. w/ GC J.C. Nee, Union Railroad Co. (of Pittsburgh); Attended Democratic National Convention; Met w/ Senator John Kerry (D-MA), BMWE President M.A. Fleming, TWU President Sonny Hall; Mtg. w/ FRA Administrator Jolene Molitoris; Mtg. w/ VP D.M. Hahs, G.C. Rightnowar, former G.C. D.E. Thompson, local chairman M.O. Coats, Division 609, et al; Kansas Legislative Board mtgs.; Mtg. w/ Division 28 officers; Ride non-AC locomotive w/ FRA Administrator Molitoris.

First Vice-President & Alternate President James L. McCoy-International Office. Assisted president supervising BLE activities; FVP duties, contacted GCs, SLBCs, telephone calls, correspondence, etc.; Funeral/wake of Marv Mitchell; Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles; El Paso division mtg.

General Secretary-Treasurer Russ Bennett-International Office: Supervision of BLE Financial depts.; Records Dept.; BLE Job Bank; Publications Cmte.; Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles.

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; Mtgs. w/ President & First Vice-President; Prepare Amtrak-Springfield Terminal seniority dispute; Mtg. w/ General Counsel at I.D.; Mtg. w/ General Chairman Twombley; Prepare for PLB 6145; Mtg. at Public Law Board; Study; Mtg. w/ General Chairman Kenny; Mtg. to discuss SBA 928; Paperwork; Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Mtg. w/ General Chairman Delano; Mtg. w/ Duluth Missabe & Iron Range; Mtg. w/ members of Iron Range Division-DM&IR.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Leroy D. Jones-Washington D.C. Office; Mtg. w/ members of the New Mexico State Legislature: President Pro-Tem Manny Aragon, Speaker of the House Raymond Sanchez, Majority Leader Ben Lujan; AFL-CIO State President Gilliland; Jason Sandel, Director, New Mexico DLCC; Diane Denish, State Chairman, Democratic Party; AFL-CIO political directors mtgs.; DSCC mtg.; Dinner with President Clinton on August 9; Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles; DCC; Mtg. w/ PA state house leaders; Mtg. w/ Cong. Andres (D-NJ), Kennedy (D-RI), Cong. Joe Hoeffel (D-PA); BLE breakfast w/ Senator Kerry (D-MA); Tenn. AFL-CIO President Jim Neeley; Mtg. w/ Governor Carnahan, Candidate, U.S. Senate, Mo.; Mtg. w/ Jon corzine, Democratic candidate, U.S. Senate, New Jersey; Cong. Menendez (D-NJ); Rode head-end of BNSF locomotive in Calif. and New Mexico; Mtg. w/ FRA/AAR, re: locomotive cab temperature; Mtg. w/ Cong. Clement (D-TN), S. Enders, VP-BNSF; Kansas State Legislative Board mtg.; Mtg. w/ Cong. Dennis Moore (D-KS).

Vice-President William C. Walpert-ID Office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; BLE Safety Task Force; Mtg. w/ BLE trainment representatives for UP; Div. 573 mtg., Greenville, TX; NTSB training session, Washington D.C.

Vice-President Edward W. Rodzwicz- General office duties; Assignments under the direction of President Dubroski-FVP-McCoy; NS Eastern Region, VGC W. Thompson, Imperial; Mtg. w/ BLE Trainment Division 218, Laredo, TX; SBA1116-CSX Northern Lines seniority district, Philadelpia; Allegheny Ludlum Section 6 notices; Mtg. w/ FVP McCoy, GC Lee Pruit and Division 22, El Paso.

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); METRA general assistance, Chicago; WC general assistance, Rosemont/Madison; BRC/IHB general assistance, Chciago; Claims conf. assistance/V.P.; Screening dockets; Remote control conf.; Contract negotiations; FRA Part 240.409 proceedings EQAL 98-101, 97-74.

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; Mtgs. w/ C.L. Roy-IRR contract negotiations; Mtgs., UP spec. project, G.C. M.A. Young.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa Office; Mtgs. w/ CN Rail; CPR/RCTC negotiations; Mtg. w/ R. Dixon, CN Rail; Annual vacation; Mtg. w/ M. Simpson & D. Arnold; Mtg. w/ VIA Rail; CN Pension Board mtg.; Division officers mtg. in Belleville, ON; Mtg. w/ R. Dixon & J. Torchia, re: National Contract; Mtg. w/ Bannon Woods, J. Shields & VIA lawyers; Mtg. w/ Brad Wood & GC; Travel & mtg. w/ CN Rail in Quebec City.

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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