Advisory Board SEPTEMBER 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; National negotiations; TTD meeting; Met w/ various international labor leaders/dignitaries, including Lech Walesa and John Sweeney; 65th SWCM, St. Louis; Mtgs. w/ designated legal counsel; Mtg. w/ special representatives.

First Vice-President & Alternate President James L. McCoy-International Office. Assisted president supervising BLE activities; FVP duties, contacted GCs, SLBCs, telephone calls, correspondence, etc.; Section 6 mtgs.; SWCM, St. Louis; NYS&W contract negotiations w/ JAC.

General Secretary-Treasurer Russ Bennett-International Office: Supervision of BLE Financial depts.; Records Dept.; BLE Job Bank; Publications Cmte.; SWCM, St. Louis; Mtgs w/ RTA Transit Center, Euclid Corridor Transportation Project.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-General office duties; National wage/rules mtgs.; CSXT single agreement negotiations; Assisted NS Southern Committee, codification of agreements; PLB 5392, CSXT Eastern lines; CSXT-SACP mtg.; Informational mtg., Division 271, Ashland, Ky.; Assisted CSXT, NS and GTW GCofAs with various issues.

Vice-President Joseph A. Cassidy Jr.- General office duties; Study & paperwork; Amtrak; Equity dispute w/ Springfield Terminal Rwy.; Vacation; New York, Susquehanna & Western contract negotiations; Mtg. w/ General Chairman Delano; DM&IR contract negotiations; Mtg. w/ Division 163.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Leroy D. Jones-Washington D.C. Office; AFL-CIO Adm. Mtg. TTD/Rail Div. Leg. Mtg.; AFL-CIO State of the States Meeting.; DCCC Labor Progressive Strategy Mtg.; High Speed Rail Government Relations Committee Meeting.; Receptions: Cong. Barrett (D-WI); Brian Schweitzer, Candidate, US Senate, Montana, Cong. Farr (D- CA), Cong. Bonior (D-MI), Marie Cantrell, Democratic Candidate, US Senate, Washington, Cong. Berry (D-AR), Bob Weygand, Candidate, US Senate (D-RI); Cong. Pascrell (D-NJ), LaTourette (R-OH), Roemer (D-IN), Senator Sarbanes (D-MD), Cong. Moakley (D-MA), DeFazio (D-OR), Senator Bingaman (D-AZ), Eleanor Jordan, Candidate (D-03-KY); Mike Ross, Candidate, (D-04-AR) and President Clinton; Labor Breakfast for Senators Conrad and Dorgan (D-ND) and Cong. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND).; FRA Full RSAC Meeting.; North Dakota State Legislative Board Mtg.; Mtg. w/Heidi Heitkamp, Democratic Candidate, Governor, ND.; North Dakota State Legislative Board Mtg. SWCM, St. Louis; Amtrak Oversight Hearing; Mark-up, H.R. 4844, Railroad Retirement legislation. FRA mtgs. ­ remote control locomotives; Mtg. w/Gore's Campaign staff; Road Builders' Dinner; Virginia State Legislative Board mtg.

Vice-President William C. Walpert-ID Office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; BLE Safety Task Force; SWCM, St. Louis; NTSB Training, Washington D.C.; National Mobilization Team mtg.; Mtg. w/ Gen. Chair John Koonce, Gen. Chair Sam Parker and KCS labor relations, Memphis, Tenn.

Vice-President Edward W. Rodzwicz- General office duties; Vacation; Mtg. w/ membership from TriRail, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Congressman Klink campaign fund-raiser, Philadelphia; Mtg. w/ Divisions 198 & 202, Chattanoga, Tenn.; SWCM, St. Louis; SBA 894, NS-E, Imperial; Assignment under the direction of President Dubroski, Cleveland.

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/IHB general assistance, Chicago; PLB 6190, BNSF; Div. 394 mtg., Chicago; Various First Division NRAB; SWCM, St. Louis; METRA negotiations, Chicago; Contract negotiations, WC, Green Bay; PLB 5559, ICG, Boston; FRA Part 240.409 proceedings this month, EQAL 98-41, 98-84, 98-46, 98-125, 98-101, 98-122, 94-04, 98-31, 98-92.

Vice-President Dale McPherson - I&M Rail Link; CP Rail/SOO, UP East Lines; Indiana Railroad Co.; M&NA;. LP&N, Longview Sw. Co. TRRA-St. Louis; Pacific Harbor Line; UP Special Project-Work/Rest; General office duties; Mtg. w/ M.D. Priester, abritration case prep.; Mtgs. w/ M.D. Priester, M.A. Young; Mtg. CP Rail/U.S. contract; SWCM, St. Louis; Div. 214 mtg., Los Angeles, Pacific Harbor Line; Assignment per President; PHL assignment; Conference call w/ UP and Arbitrator, PLB 6040.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa Office; Mtgs. w/ CN Rail; Mtg. w/ VIA Rail/Shields; RCTC contract mtgs.; VIA arbitration; Mtg. w/ HRDC; Mtg. w/ R. Dixon, CN Rail; CIRB hearings, Toronto; CN national negotiations.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; Canadian National Legislative Board; Unveiling ceremony of stamp for 100th anniversary of the Dept. of Labour; CPR employee DCM caucus mtg.; CP core committee mtg.; CLC Western Political Action Committee; CPR/CCROU level II health & safety training; CPR senior health & safety committee & CPR regulatory affairs mtg.; CPR CTA review mtg; Mtg. w/ PLB Quebec; CPR disability case management mtg.; International rail safety conference; CNR DCM mtg.; Mtg. w/ Japanese Railway Union; CNR senior health and safety mtg.; Local disability case management cmte. mtg.


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