Advisory Board October 2002 Activity

By action of the delegates at the Fifth Quinquennial Convention, summaries of BLE Advisory Board members' activities are published monthly:

International President Don M. Hahs-International Office: General supervision of BLE activities; General office duties; TTD executive board mtg., D.C.; BLE Advisory Board mtg., D.C.; Mtgs. w/ Teamsters, President Hoffa, D.C.; Mtg. w/ First VP Rodzwicz, VP Geiger & Tex Mex labor relations, Cleveland; TTD Rail Div. mtg., D.C.; NMB mtg., D.C.; ATDD advisory board mtg.; NMB reception; NCCC wage/rules mtgs., Chicago; BNSF GCofA mtg.

First Vice-President & Alternate President Edward W. Rodzwicz- Assisted President in general operation of ID office; Various correspondence and telephone calls; VP assignments; Advisory Board mtg.; TTD mtg.; IBT mtg., Washington D.C.; Mtg. w/ Messers. Lambert & Rinney, Tex Mex, and BLE GC Leyendecker, Tex Mex; South Buffalo Rwy. contract negotiations; NCCC mtg.; CSX-NSD/SAA mtg., Buffalo; NP-Wabash, GTW and CSX membership mtg., re: national handling, remote control, IBT discussions, Detroit.

General Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert-General supervision of BLE financial, record depts.; ID office; BLE Education & Training Dept.; Internal Organizing, Mobilizing & Strategic Planning Dept.; Safety Task Force; Mtgs. w/ vendors and financial institutions; Advisory Board mtg., D.C.; Mtgs. w/ Teamsters Executive Board, D.C.; Remote control rallies in Louisville, Ky. & Lincoln, Neb.; Local Chairmen's Workshop, Meany Center, Silver Spring, Md.; Teamster Finance Subcmte. mtgs., D.C.; BNSF-Santa Fe GCA mtg.

Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow-Assisted Norfolk Southern, Grand Trunk Western and CSX Transportation general committees on various issues; Wheeling & Lake Erie negotiations; Advisory Board mtg.; CSX/Conrail Northern District mtg.; Division 79 mtg., Columbus, Ohio; Attended BLE Division 435 mtg.; General office duties.

Vice-President Joseph A. Cassidy Jr.- General office duties; Study & paperwork; Advisory Board mtg., D.C.; Mtgs. w/ President & Executive Board of IBT, D.C.; Mtg. w/ NYS&W G.C. Martin & Dir. of Labor Relations; Report & recommendations for 1st VP Rodzwicz; Memorandum to President Hahs; Mtg. w/ G.C. Delano, DM&IR; Mtg. w/ VP McPherson; Prepare of CSX jurisdictional dispute; Conference w/ Ass't. VP Labor Relations, CSXT; Mtg. w/ EJ&E grievance cmte.; Mtg. w/ EJ&E GCofA; Mtg. w/ CSX GC Roberts; Mtg. w/ So. Buffalo Rwy. GC Morrisey; Mtg. w/ NYSLC Collins; Conf. w/ 1st VP Rodzwicz; Conf. w/ VP Sorrow; Conference on security matters.

Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - Washington D.C. office; General office duties; Advisory Board mtg.; Mtg. w/ IBT Executive Council; NMB reception; IBT/BLE Legislative Committee mtgs.

Vice-President Merle W. Geiger Jr.- Assigned to following properties: KCS; Midsouth; South Rail; Gateway Western; Springfield Terminal/Delaware & Hudson; Tex Mex RR; Advisory Board mtg., D.C.; Mtg. w/ Teamsters Executive Board, D.C.; Mtg. w/ Tex Mex GC Leyendecker & management, Cleveland; Multiple contract mtgs. w/ Springfield Terminal, Boston; Mtg. w/ RailAmerica, Dallas; Court mandated mediation w/ KCS, Kansas City; General office duties, paperwork, research.

Vice-President Stephen D. Speagle-BLE Advisory Board mtg., D.C.; Mtg. w/ Teamsters, D.C.; BNSF/MRL, Decatur, Ill.; General office duties; Wabash Hospital Assoc. Board mtg., NS, Decatur; Mtgs. w/ BLE Divs. 93, 186, 430, 940, Denver & Salt Lake City; Mtg. w/ MRL, re: Bridge insurance; BNSF (Santa Fe) GCofA mtg., Las Vegas.

Vice-President E.L. "Lee" Pruitt - Assisted general chairmen & members of the following properties: UP-Western Lines; UP-Western Region; UP-Central Region; UP-Southern Region; UP-Tacoma Belt; General office duties, telephone paperwork, filing; NMB training and on-property negotiations, Omaha (UP); PLB 6170; SWCM, Ft. Worth.

Vice-President Richard K. Radek- ID Office; BLE 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; Advisory Board mtg., D.C.; IBT-BLE merger/affiliation, remote control (RC) mtgs., D.C.; Prep. for RC arbitration submission, D.C.; CN/IC mtgs., re: Labor relations, Chicago; Depositions FRA, re: Part 240.409, UP, EQAL 00-51, 00-67, Omaha; Mtgs. METRA labor relations, crew management, RLA Section 152 sixth conference/vacation dispute; Chicago; USDC: RC injunction, Chicago; CRLA, quarterly labor/management mtg., Chicago; CN/IC-WC, CN President's Award Dinner, Montreal; RC submission prep. & research, Alton, Ill.; RC submission finalization, D.C.; NRAB executive cmte., electronic filing procedures, Chicago; FRA Part 240.409: EQAL 00-51 (UP), 00-67, 01-69 (UP), 01-27 (UP), 01-16 (CSX), 98-84 (CP).

Vice-President Dale McPherson - CP Rail; I&M Rail Link; Port. Term. RR; Lonview Portland & Northern; Longview Switching; Indiana RR; M&NA; Utah RR; UP (Eastern District); UP (former CNW); General office duties, telephone, correspondence; Vacation; CP Rail/BLE arbitration hearings & mtgs. w/ GC Priester, Omaha; Mtgs. w/ DM&IR GC Delano, Duluth, Minn.; NCCC wage/rule mtgs., Chicago; Mtgs. w/ UP MacArthur, re: UP claims, work/rest, Omaha.

Vice-President & Canadian Director Gilles Hallé-Ottawa Office; Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) hearings, re: Via Rail (three weeks), Toronto; Various arbitration (one week), Montreal.

Vice-President & National Legislative Representative-Canada T. George Hucker-Ottawa Office; National Legislative Board-Canada; Fatigue presentation, Washington D.C.; Mtg. w/ Air Canada Pilots Assoc. President, Ottawa; CN Rail senior health & safety mtgs., Montreal; Operation Lifesaver mtg., Kanata; CLC Nat'l. Political Action Cmte. Mtg., Ottawa; VIA Rail SMS audit, initial briefing w/ Transport Canada, Montreal; Attended VIA Rail's preview of Renaissance Train, Ottawa.

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