BLET sets General Chairman workshop for November

The BLET Education & Training and Arbitration Departments are offering a General Chairman's workshop the week of November 15, 2004, to be held in the BLET Arbitration Department offices on the fifth floor of the Standard Building, Room 500, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The focus of this workshop will be on the preparation of Submissions for arbitrations conducted pursuant to Section Three of the Railway Labor Act. The three-day workshop will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (Nov. 16, 17 and 18) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We anticipate that most attendees will use Monday and Friday for travel. While there is no tuition for the class, attendees are responsible for all other expenses. Attendance is limited to General Chairmen and any subordinates they designate who are engaged in arbitration work. We ask that you bring a copy of your basic Schedule Agreement for reference.

General Chairmen or Vice General Chairmen who are engaged in arbitration work and who are interested in registering for the workshop may do so online at

Workshop instructors will include: BLET National Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert; BLET Vice-President Richard K. Radek; Assistant Director of the BLET Arbitration Department Marcus Ruef; Special Representative & Coordinator of Education and Training Ken Kroeger; and Arbitration Department Manager Greg Ross

The BLET will pay the costs of books and equipment. General Chairmen and Vice General Chairmen who attend are responsible for their transportation costs, along with the cost of room and board. Special arrangements have been made at the Sheraton City Center in downtown Cleveland.

Registration for the General Chairman Workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis, with class size limited to the first 15 who register through the BLET website. If there is enough interest, a second workshop will be held sometime in early 2005. For more information, please contact Ken Kroeger, Coordinator of the BLET Education & Training Dept., at (216) 272-0986 or



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