BLE general counsel named charter member of railway labor dispute Advisory Board

The Center for Advanced Study of Law and Dispute Resolution Processes at George Mason University has appointed a group of key national leaders in the airline and railroad industries to guide and support its programs, which initially will focus on education associated with labor-management dispute resolution in the airline and railroad industries.

Harold A. Ross, general counsel of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, has been named a charter member of the advisory board. Ross has handled the BLE's legal affairs since the mid-1960s.

The center was created this summer as a partnership between George Mason's School of Law and Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and the National Mediation Board.

"This advisory board is the foundation for the center's success in dispute resolution education," says Ronald Etters, director of the center. "The programs it identifies will be given priority for development and implementation."

In addition to Ross, other members of the center's Advisory Board include:

Ray Benning, director, National Airline Division, International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Emerson Bouchard, vice president, Kansas City Southern Railway Co.; Robert Brodin, vice president, Northwest Airlines Inc.; Clare Burt, manager of collective bargaining, Association of Flight Attendants; Michael H. Campbell, senior vice president, Continental Airlines Inc.; Terry M. Erskine, vice president, Delta Air Lines Inc.; John J. Fleps, vice president, Burlington Northern Railroad and Santa Fe Railway Co.; William Hobgood, senior vice president, United Air Lines Inc.; Joshua M. Javits, executive director, Labor Relations Association of Passenger Railroads; Arthur M. Luby, O'Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson; Mark R. MacMahon, vice president, Norfolk Southern Corp.; Donald W. Maliniak, vice president, Federal Express Corp.; John Marchant, vice president, Union Pacific Railroad Co.; Clinton J. Miller III, general counsel, United Transportation Union; Susan Oliver, senior vice president, American Airlines Inc.; Joel M. Parker, international vice president, Transportation-Communications International Union; Kenneth R. Peifer, vice president, CSX Transportation; Robert Roach, general vice president, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; Seth Rosen, director of representation, Air Line Pilots Association; Irving Rudowitz, senior vice president, British Airways; Linda A. Schwartzstein, vice provost and professor of law, George Mason University.


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