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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Massive Rallies Planned Across Wisconsin

Rallies against Right to Work for less and the repeal of the prevailing wage are currently being planned across Wisconsin.  On Monday, February 23rd, a rally is scheduled in Milwaukee at 5pm in Zeidler Park…

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Two-Person Crew Bills Introduced in Neb., Wyo.

Legislation requiring two-person railroad crews in the states of Nebraska and Wyoming have been introduced in the respective state legislatures. Nebraska State Legislative Director Bob Borgeson reports that state Legislative Bill 192, legislation requiring freight…

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Rail Worker Safety Bills Marked Up in Wash. State

Members of the SMART Transportation Division’s Washington State Legislative Board have been quite busy in recent weeks. Working with the board members and state emergency management officials, state senators and representatives of the Washington State…

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House Committee Approves Amtrak Funding Legislation

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Feb. 12 unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that improves the infrastructure, reduces costs, creates greater accountability and transparency, leverages private sector resources, and accelerates project delivery for Amtrak and the nation’s…

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Make Your Valentine’s Day Union Made

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday.  Are you prepared? Give your loved ones the very best this Valentine’s Day with this list of union made sweets and treats. Visit the list compiled by Labor 411, the union business…

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Local 19’s Masino Joins SMART GEC

With the recommendation of General President Nigro, the General Executive Council has confirmed the appointment of Gary Masino, Business Manager/President of Local 19-Philadelphia, as the 11th General Vice President. Gary is filling the vacancy on…

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