The Teamsters Rail Conference held its first Policy Committee meeting of 2023 on March 29 with the new leadership of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWED). Meeting at Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Policy Committee discussed legislative issues, joint organizing strategy, and communications efforts.
Rail Conference President Mark Wallace of the BLET and Rail Conference Secretary-Treasurer Dale Bogart of BMWED lead the Policy Committee meeting. BLET President Eddie Hall and BMWED President Tony Cardwell were among those in attendance.
Additional BLET representatives joining President Hall and First Vice President Wallace were: David Estes, National Secretary-Treasurer; Vince Verna, Vice President and National Legislative Representative; Jim Louis, Vice President; Randy Fannon, Vice President; John Fink, Assistant to the National President; and Brendan Sullivan, Director of Political Affairs.