Transportation Division Vice President
David B. Wier, Jr., was born on March 5, 1982. A member of Local 469 in Madison, Illinois, Wier began his railroad career on Sept. 22, 2000, with Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) as a trainman. He was promoted to locomotive engineer in 2006.
Wier began his career as a union officer in 2002 when he was elected to the office of vice local chairperson of Local 469. He was elected local chairperson in 2004, and in 2005 was elected vice general chairperson of GO 919, representing both trainmen and locomotive engineers on TRRA and the former Manufacturers Railway Company. Wier was elected to the office of general chairperson of GO 919 in 2008. Thereafter, Wier was re-elected as general chairperson of GO 919 by acclamation in 2010, 2014 and 2018. At the Second SMART Transportation Division Convention on Aug. 11, 2019, Wier was elected to the position of vice president, effective October 1, 2019.
He has served as Local 469’s delegate at the 2007, 2011, 2014, and 2019 UTU/TD conventions. In addition, Wier served as chairperson of the Short Line/Terminal Railroad Caucus at the 2011 and 2014 conventions and has served as treasurer of the District 1 General Chairpersons’ Association.
Wier studied political science at Southwestern Illinois College. He and his wife, Rose, reside in Smithton, Illinois, with their three sons, Zach, David and Drew.