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 Grows In Florida

On January 26, 2016, SMART Sheet Metal General Committee 1 signed 17 new members that work for Bombardier at TriRail in Miami & West Palm, FL. After a long organizing campaign that lasted months, followed by…

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2016 Regional Meetings

Members planning to attend one or both of the SMART Transportation Division regional meetings this summer can now make reservations for either city. Details are available at the Transportation Division website at www.utu.org. Regional meeting registration is available…

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SMART TD opposes auto control systems in FRA letter

In a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Associate Administrator for Safety Robert Lauby, SMART Transportation Division’s National Legislative Director John Risch called on the FRA to issue an emergency order prohibiting the use…

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Billy Cisneros, stepson of UTUIA FS, dies

Billy K. Cisneros, of Monte Vista, Colo., age 42, passed away suddenly January 15, 2016. He was a beloved father, son, brother and friend to many. Although he had many interests, including working on cars…

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SMART Endorses Clinton for President

SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, has endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton as the union’s choice for President in the upcoming 2016 election. Clinton stood out to members based on…

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SMART TD, BLET petition FRA for speed signs

SMART TD and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (BLET) have submitted a petition to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for rulemaking that mandates uniform warning speed signs in advance of a permanent speed…

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Risch: Make sure you’re registered to vote!

Dear Member, How often have you heard the phrase, “this is the most important election in our lifetime?” Plenty, I’m sure. The truth is, every election is important, with the stakes being higher in a presidential…

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KY GOP Targets Prevailing Wages

Republican legislators in Kentucky have proposed SB 9 which would restrict prevailing wage protections from future state-funded projects.  The bill passed through the Senate Standing Committee on Appropriations and Revenue and is due for a full…

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Start the New Year Off Right

Start the New Year off right with this special offer, only for SMART members, at select Gold’s Gyms across the U.S.  A 12 month contract is required.  The promotion is only valid until January 10,…

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