In an upset, Rail Teamsters in the BLET have voted out incumbent National BLET President Dennis Pierce and elected challenger Eddie Hall.
Nearly 47% of BLET members voted against the tentative rail contract. Now the majority have voted for new leadership and a new direction.
Eddie Hall criticized incumbent leadership’s handling of the recent rail contract negotiations, which ended with Congress imposing an agreement rejected by unions representing the majority of rail workers.
Hall won 52% of the vote of 28,000 BLET Teamsters. The election results have not been certified yet.