SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, is one of North America’s most dynamic and diverse unions with 216,000 members. SMART’s members ensure the quality of the air we breathe, promote energy efficiency, produce and provide the vital services that move products to market and passengers to their destinations. We are sheet metal workers, service technicians, bus operators, engineers, conductors, sign workers, welders, production employees and more. With members in scores of different occupations, we advocate for fairness in the workplace, excellence at work and opportunity for all working families.

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SMART TD, BLET Statement On Amtrak Derailment

(The following is a joint statement by John Previsich, President, SMART Transportation Division and Dennis R. Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, regarding questions that have arisen since the fatal Amtrak…

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AFL-CIO Releases Executive Paywatch Report

Today, the AFL-CIO released this year’s edition of its Executive Paywatch—the most comprehensive searchable database online that measures and tracks CEO pay. Last year, CEO pay for major U.S. companies—already considered exorbitant—increased nearly 16 percent….

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University of Tennessee Shuttle Operators Seal First Deal

The campus shuttle operators for the University of Tennessee’s transportation service unanimously ratified their first agreement with their employer after choosing SMART representation last year, Alternate Vice President – Bus Alvy Hughes reports. The members…

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Charles Holt Named NEMIC Administrator

Charles Holt has been named Administrator for the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC). Holt, who took over the top spot at NEMIC when James Page left to head the International Training Institute, had been…

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New Issue of the Members’ Journal Online Now!

The newest issue of the Members’ Journal is now available online. Some of the highlights from this issue include: GP Nigro:  A Fond Farewell; GST Sellers:  Growing Stronger Together Certified Welders In High Demand Rebuilding An…

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Unions Advancing New Two-Person Train Crew Bill

Continuing a cooperative effort to promote safety in the railroad industry, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers…

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DOT Takes Action on Movement of Energy Products

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced with its agencies, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a package of targeted actions that will address some…

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