Donny Newberry

Donny Newberry

Donny Newberry

Location:
O'Fallon, Illinois
Phone:
800-624-4571 (Toll Free)
618-622-3600 (Local)
Fax:
618-622-3700
Email:

Donny joined the firm in June of 2003 in our North Little Rock office as a Field Representative. He started working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1963 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The Union Pacific Railroad purchased the Missouri Pacific in 1988 and Donny continued to work for them until his retirement in October 2001.
Donny's career started in 1963 as a machinist apprentice. He was furloughed for a short period of time and returned in 1964 as a sheetmetal worker apprentice and received his journeyman's certificate in 1968.

He was an active member of Local 78 until his retirement in 2001 and has continued to maintain his membership as a retiree. He was recently awarded his 40-year service pin from the Sheetmetal Workers' International Association. From 1974 until his retirement, he held various offices as Vice President, President, Vice Local Chairman and in 1982 became their Local Chairman. While he was Local Chairman, Donny was also appointed to the Executive Board for the U.S. District Council of Railroads from 1986-1994. He held those positions until 1994 when he was appointed as General Chairman of the U.S. District Council of Railroads Sheetmetal Workers and remained as General Chairman until he retired.

As General Chairman, he was responsible for contract negotiations, disciplinary cases and investigations for the membership. His territory involved all railroad facilities west of the Mississippi River. Those railroads included the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Union Pacific Railroad; Amtrak; St. Louis Southwestern Railroad; Southern Pacific; Kansas City Southern; Burlington Northern Santa Fe; Alton & Southern Railroad; Terminal Railroad Association and Denver Rio Grande.