The Director's primary
responsibility is the production of the BMWED's official
trade publication, the BMWED JOURNAL, including reporting,
writing, editing and layout. Other responsibilities include
the production and distribution of news releases and other
public relations communications; developing contacts and
maintaining relationships with the media; as well as
oversight, maintenance and development of the BMWED Web
Richard A. Inclima,
Director of Safety
Director of Safety is responsible for the gathering and
compiling of safety statistics and data to be used when
working with committees, negotiations, and preparing for
testimony and presentations at hearings, inquisitions and
before policy and law making bodies, including the Rail
Safety Advisory Committee, FRA, OSHA, NTSB, and Congress.
The purpose of the Department is to improve the health and
safety conditions of BMWED members through a combination of
regulatory oversight, federal rulemaking, and safety and
health education and training.
The Director of Education duties include the development and
implementation of educational programs designed to meet the
needs of the BMWED from the local lodges to the National
Division level. The purpose of this department is to assist
our officers and membership by improving their ability to
interact: within the union; between union and management;
between the union and the public and between the union and
local, state and federal government agencies.
William A. Bon, General
The General Counsel is the
BMWED's legal advisor. Working closely with all the officers
of the BMWED it is the duty of the General Counsel to ensure
that the BMWED meets the requirements of the law and
administrative requirements of the government including the
Department of Labor and IRS.
Director of Government Affairs
The Director of Government
Affairs, working closely with the Director of Strategic
Coordination and Research, is responsible for lobbying
activities related to federal legislation affecting our
members and relations with various federal agencies in
connection with matters of interest to the BMWED. This
person also directs the State Legislative Directors'
activities and is responsible for the administration of the
BMWED's Legislative Department.
Director of Organizing
The Director of Organizing
works closely with the local lodges, system divisions and
federations and all the various committees and bodies of the
BMWED. The Director is responsible for organizing new
members, mobilizing the membership on subjects decided by
the President and training local lodge, system division and
federation officers on organizing, strike preparation and
other duties assigned by the President.
STRATEGIC COORDINATION & RESEARCH
Donald F. Griffin,
Director of Strategic Coordination & Research
The Director is
responsible for coordinating national bargaining, assisting
in the development of a strategic plan for the BMWED,
assisting the various systems and federations in the
coordination of strategic planning for collective bargaining
and working on special projects assigned by the President.
The Director's duties also include gathering and compiling
statistics to be used in wage negotiations, conferences or
hearings before arbitration boards, or other constituted
bodies when instructed to do so by the President; assists in
the administration and application of agreements at the
national and system levels; as well as providing the
National Division President and Vice Presidents with
assistance on various matters of importance to the BMWED.