September 17, 2008
Appreciation to CAW National Council 4000 from New CAW National President Ken Lewenza
Leading up to the CAW's Special Convention held on September 6, 2008 to elect a
successor to Buzz Hargrove as CAW National President, CAW National Council 4000
passed a resolution endorsing Ken Lewenza as National President.  Also part of this
resolution was an endorsement in support of Peter Kennedy for National
Secretary-Treasurer, for which an election will take place during the Union's Jim
O'Neil, who will retire at the end of his current term.

New CAW National President Ken Lewenza sent the following letter of appreciation
to CAW Council 4000 President Bob Fitzgerald:

Re: Endorsement dated 8-13-2008 appreciated


I have been swamped as you can appreciate, but I wanted to thank you and the
Executive Board of CAW National Council 4000 for endorsing the resolution in support of
my candidacy to succeed Buzz.  I also wanted to extend that message of appreciation in
support of your decision to endorse Peter Kennedy.
Ken Lewenza, new CAW National President speaks
to delegates at the 2008 CAW Rail Conference on
September 13, 2008 at Port Elgin, Onatrio.

Your support is appreciated, understanding that our Union is stronger and more vibrate as a result of CAW National Council 4000,
representing members in the Rail and transportation Industry, including CN Rail, Via Rail, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, Savage Rail, Truck
Drivers in CN Transportation and other industries across the Country, input and participation.

With great respect and appreciation,

In Solidarity,

Ken Lewenza


September 1, 2008 - CAW National Council 4000 endorse and support Ken Lewenza and Peter Kennedy