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BLET names Lyons to advisory board

William Lyons
Photo – Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Advisory Board elected William Lyons as national division trustee. He succeeds outgoing trustee Matt Wilson, who has retired.

Lyons serves as general chairman of the CSX-Northern Lines' General Committee of Adjustment, which represents nearly 3,000 active and retired members.

He was elected to his first full term as general chairman in May 2013 and was re-elected by acclamation in four years later. Lyons started his rail career as a CSX conductor in Columbus, Ohio, in February 2000.

As general chairman and vice general chairman, Lyons participated in on-property negotiations with CSX. He also led negotiations for an on-property agreement with Bombardier Transportation Services and members working in Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) passenger-rail service.

"[Lyons] is a tenacious defender of our members who has fostered a sense of brotherhood throughout his General Committee, and he makes an excellent addition to our advisory board," BLET National President Dennis Pierce said in a press release.

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