Advisory Board August 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; Midnight Sun PAC meetings, Anchorage, Alaska; TTD Town Hall mtg., Groton, Conn.; Teamsters National Black Caucus 30th Annual Education Conf., Chicago; National Carriers Conference Committee mtgs., San Diego; Div. 79 mtg., Columbus, Ohio.

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 Mitchell, 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/ Office of Election Supervisor, IBT, Washington, D.C.; Standard Building operations mtg.; Joint mtg. w/ BLET Divisions 79, 511, 234, 480, Columbus, Ohio; BLET National Convention planning mtg., Cleveland.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-CSX Western Lines GCofA mtg.; Mtgs. w/ CSX General Chairmen regarding dual track bargaining; Public Law Board 1063, NS; CSX Family Day event, Greenwood, S.C.; Mtg. w/ President Hahs; Assisted Grand Trunk Western GCA for planning session with upcoming negotiations and day-to-day issues; Assisted CSX, NS and GTW committees and 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; NRAB arbitration, Chicago; Metra negotiations; PLB 6844, Metra; WSOR mtgs, Madison, Wisc.; Quarterly L/M mtg., Metra; Exec. Session PLB 6860, new arbitrator orientation mtg., BNSF, Chicago; Arb. hearing preparation mtg., NRAB arbitration, Chicago; Part 240.409 Dockets this month: EQAL 03-47, 03-56, 01-16.

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; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; W&LE contract negotiations, Cleveland; Mtg. w/ UP General Chairmen, Kansas City; CN/DMIR contract negotiations, Duluth, Minn.; National contract negotiations, San Diego; Board screening w/ GC Priester-CP Rail, St. Paul, Minn.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - BLET Washington D.C. office; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; Rep. Don Young's Midnight Sun PAC, Alaska.

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; Work/rest task force mtg., Washington, D.C.; Mtg. w/ GC Clark (Tex Mex) and KCS, Houston; Mtg. w/ GC Koonce and KCS, Kansas City, Mo.; Mtg. w/ GC Twombly and Springfield Terminal, Billerica, Mass.; NARAP mtg., Washington, D.C.; Research, correspondence 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/rules committee; Wabash Hospital Association mtgs., BNSF, Decatur; National wage/rule mtg., San Diego; Attend First Division, Chicago.

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; NYSW contract negotiations, Binghamton, N.Y.; PLB 5191, Norfolk, Va.; Special mtgs. of Division 84 (Greenville, S.C.), Division 110 (Cincinnati, Ohio), Division 79 (Columbus, Ohio); Special projects at Div. 301 (Roanoke, Va. and Bluefield, W.Va.); Rail security project; General office work.

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