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 supports Senate two-person crew provision

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced railroad safety legislation Sept. 10 that continues dialogue on the nation’s rail safety laws. S….

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Union Busters Exposed On Tape

For some workers, having to sit through captive audience meetings where employer representatives tell you that, “you have the right to organize, but it would be a very bad idea” has become mandatory while on…

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Happy Labor Day

On this Labor Day, we can be thankful for the resiliency each and every member of this Union has shown in dealing with the after-effects of this past recession. While there is still much work…

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Seeking Proposals for Section 6 Notices

The SMART Transportation Division is beginning the process of formulating Section 6 notices to be served on rail carriers negotiating under the umbrella of the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC), which will include proposals to…

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SMART Members Make Gains In Cincinnati

On Friday August 23rd, SMART Local 211 (headquartered in Nashville, TN) members in Cincinnati, OH unanimously ratified an agreement that includes recalling all furloughed SMART members (since 2012) back to work and adds two new…

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