Advisory Board October 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; Southwestern Convention Meeting (SWCM), Oklahoma City; Rail Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) meeting, Washington, D.C.; Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) General Committee of Adjustment meeting, Las Vegas; International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Election Training, Las Vegas; BLET historical award presentation, Venice, Fla.; BLET Advisory Board meeting, Las Vegas; Division 271 annual informational mtg., Greenup, Ky.
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.
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; SWCM, Oklahoma City; BNSF-ATSF GCoA mtg., Las Vegas; General Chairmen Mtg., Las Vegas; Advisory Board mtg., Las Vegas.
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; SWCM, Oklahoma City; Metra mtg., re: Metra accident; CN/WC contract negotiations; NRAB arbitration; Metra E.T. mtg.; Div. 815 mtg.; Contract negotiations; Mtgs. re: 9-17-05 Metra accident; General Chairmen's Mtg., Las Vegas; Advisory Board mtg., Las Vegas; Various mtgs. in connection with 9-17 Metra accident; CN/IC contract negotiations; FRA Part 240.409 dockets this month: EQAL 01-16 (CSX).
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; Arbitration, PLB 6449 and 6440, UP, Cheyenne; National wage/rule contract mtgs., Washington, D.C.; Portland & Western contract mtgs., Salem, Ore; National Association of Railroad Arbitrators mtg., Chicago.
Vice-President & U.S. Nat'l Legislative Representative Raymond A. Holmes - BLET Washington D.C. office; General office duties, telephone, correspondence; BLET General Chairmen's mtg., Las Vegas; BLET Advisory Board mtg., Las Vegas.
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; Preparation for Public Law Board (PLB); PLB 6884 (KCS) session, Chicago; International Fatigue Managemetn Conference, Seattle; 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); SWCM, Oklahoma City; Wabash Hospital Association mtg.; PLB 6540, Sparks, Nevada; BNSF-Santa Fe General Committee mtg., Las Vegas; Advisory Board mtg., Las Vegas.
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; SWCM, Oklahoma City; General Chairmen's mtg. and Advisory Board mtg., Las Vegas; NYSW contract negotiations, Binghamton, NY; Division 198 mtg; Security project and conference with FRA Security Office; General office duties.
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