UP-Western Lines GC Bill Hannah reelected by acclamation

D.W. "Bill" Hannah was reelected by acclamation as General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Western Lines General Committee of Adjustment at triennial meetings in San Diego on September 27.

Brother Hannah is a member of BLET Division 56 in Colton, Calif., and joined the Brotherhood on February 1, 1979. He first became General Chairman in September of 2001.

Also elected were: 1st Vice Chairman N.C. Carstenson of Division 415 (Roseville, Calif.); 2nd Vice Chairman L.R. Law of Division 56 (Colton, Calif.); 3rd Vice Chairman W.E. Hill of Division 592 (Dalhart, Texas); Secretary-Treasurer C.H. Fleming III of Division 192 (El Paso, Texas); and Alternate Secretary-Treasurer C.V. Houston of Division 415 (Roseville, Calif.). In addition to Chairman Hannah, Brothers Carstenson and Hill were reelected by acclamation.

BLET National President Don Hahs attended the meeting and addressed delegates regarding National Division issues. Vice President E.L. "Lee" Pruitt also addressed delegates and discussed the BLET's short term disability program and ongoing negotiations with UP regarding incentive based compensation.

Other invited guests included: Tim Smith, Chairman of the BLET California State Legislative Board; John Conklin, Locomotive Engineer certification specialist from the Federal Railroad Administration; and Dell Butterfield, President of the Union Pacific Employees Health Association.

The Union Pacific-Western Lines General Committee of Adjustments represents 2,000 BLET members from 18 Divisions throughout California, Texas, Kansas, Arizona and Nevada.



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