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The BLET UNITED SLATE 2022 is the new leadership team ready and qualified to lead the BLET and all of its members into the future.

The BLET United Slate brings change to the National Division leadership and all of the Slate’s candidates are seasoned Union Officers who stand ready to serve on day one of this new Administration. Every BLET United Slate candidate for the BLET Advisory Board has served our proud Union as a Local Chairmen, and in most cases have served as a Vice General Chairmen General Chairman. Some have served the Union as Division Legislative Representatives and State Legislative Board Chairmen. Others have served as Division, State Board and General Committee Secretary Treasurers.

The BLET United Slate is the team that is qualified to represent every BLET member, no matter if that is in contract negotiations, contract enforcement, regulatory efforts, or legislative efforts.   There is no on the job training program for National Division Officers; the membership needs and deserves National Division Officers that have represented the membership at all levels that stand ready to serve and represent on day one.

New Leadership

Executive Committee Officers

At the Executive Committee level, Candidate for National President Dennis Pierce is joined by two new Executive Committee candidates, Mark Wallace and David Estes.

Together, Dennis Pierce, Mark Wallace and David Estes stand ready and qualified to manage Executive Committee responsibilities of managing the day to day operations of our great Union.  Click here to learn more about the BLET United Slate Candidates for the BLET Executive Committee.

Advisory Board Officers

At the Advisory Board Vice President’s level, sitting Vice President’s Rick Gibbons, Jim Louis, Alan Holdcraft and Vince Verna are joined by four new Vice President Candidates, Billy Lyons, Randy Fannon, Pete Semenek and Gary Best.

Together, Rick, Jim, Alan, Vince, Bill, Randy, Pete and Gary stand ready and qualified to serve as National Division Vice Presidents assigned to assist the Union’s General Chairman. They need no training, they have walked miles in the shoes of the officers they will assist. Click here to learn more about the BLET United Slate Candidates for Vice President.

At the National Division Trustee level, sitting Trustee Dick Crow is joined by two new Trustee candidates, Pat Driscoll and Kyle Bagby.

Together Dick, Pat and Kyle stand ready and qualified to serve as National Division Trustees. They understand the importance of the role that Trustees play insuring compliance at all levels of the Union.

Alternate Advisory Board Officers

The BLET United Slate also includes twelve National Division Alternate officer candidates. Of the twelve candidates, nine are first time candidates for National Division Office. They all stand ready and qualified to serve is called. Click here to learn more about the BLET United Slate Candidates for Alternate office.

Dennis Pierce


Dennis R. Pierce has served as National President of the 57,000-member Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a Division of the Teamsters Rail Conference, since July 1, 2010. He is the first BLET president to win election by direct vote of the membership since the Organization was founded in 1863, and was reelected as President by acclimation in 2014 and 2018. President Pierce has also served as President of the Teamsters Rail Conference since June 24, 2010.


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