Rail union leader retires to clear way for upstart who won


              FILE - Norfolk Southern locomotives are moved in the Conway Terminal in Conway, Pa., Sept. 15, 2022. Dennis Pierce, the longtime head of the second-largest rail union announced Friday, Dec. 16, that he will clear the way for Eddie Hall, the upstart candidate who beat him, by retiring instead of fighting to keep his office in a second election. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              FILE - Dennis Pierce, national president, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 2, 2015, before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Pierce, the longtime head of the second-largest rail union announced Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, that he will clear the way for Eddie Hall, the upstart candidate who beat him, by retiring instead of fighting to keep his office in a second election. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Rail union leader retires to clear way for upstart who won