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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Organizing Success

   ALSTOM On April 22, SMART won an election 5 – 1 to represent the fulltime material handlers at the New Castle, DE, facility for Alstom. These workers sort and deliver parts to our SMART…

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Work Rules, Discipline Policy Keys to LACMTA Deal

SMART Transportation Division members represented by General Committee of Adjustment GO 875 have approved a new agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority that attains all of the goals sought by the committee’s…

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GLA Pilots Land Deal After Years in Holding Pattern

After nearly three years of mediation with Great Lakes Airlines in conjunction with the National Mediation Board, SMART Transportation Division-represented airline pilots employed by the company have finally reached an agreement with the carrier. Following…

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Member Dies in Colorado Switching Accident

A SMART Transportation Division member was killed on the job Wednesday (Oct. 9) afternoon in a railroad switching accident at a Colorado Springs, Colo., industrial complex. According to media reports, BNSF Railway conductor Dawn Trettenero,…

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NTSB Examines Recent Surge In Rail Worker Deaths

The National Transportation Safety Board Sept. 24 issued a special investigation report on the recent increase in deaths of railroad and rail transit roadway workers on or near tracks and made recommendations to reduce the…

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Rail Healthcare Open Enrollment Online until Nov. 1

Railroad employees covered under National Railway Carriers/UTU Health and Welfare Plan or the Railroad Employees’ National Health and Welfare Plan were mailed a notification of the online open enrollment period that began Oct. 1, 2014,…

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Pa. School Bus Employees Pick Up Three-year Deal

SMART Transportation Division members employed by First Student, Inc., in Southeastern Pennsylvania have ratified a new three-year contract, retroactive to June 2014 The contract covers SMART members of Local 172 at Darby, Pa., working in school…

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Members at Terminal Railroad ASD Approve Contract

SMART Transportation Division-represented trainmen and yardmasters employed by the Terminal Railroad Alabama State Docks have ratified a new six-year agreement by an overwhelming majority. The new agreement provides for six, three percent annual general wage…

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Lake Terminal Railroad Employees Ink Six-year Deal

SMART Transportation Division-represented trainmen, engineers and yardmasters employed by Lake Terminal Railroad have ratified a new six-year agreement by a unanimous vote. The agreement provides for six annual wage increases, beginning July 1, 2013, and…

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