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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GP Sellers: The Value Of Strength

Whatever the group or organization, it is an honor to serve in office. For a union, however, it is even more special. In our organization we are all workers, joining together for mutual strength and…

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Another New, Cleverly-Named Attack On Unions

Republicans, led by the senior member of the Senate, Utah’s Orrin Hatch, announced Monday that they will make another attempt to pass the anti-union “Employee Rights Act,” which has failed in previous attempts due to…

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Sanders Addresses SMART BA Conference

On July 28, 2015, Senator Bernie Sanders addressed delegates to the 2015 SMART Business Agents’ Conference. Sanders discussed inequality issues, investing in American infrastructure, access to affordable health care and the fight for the American…

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New Stadium Shines In Minnesota

Scheduled to open in July 2016, the new Minnesota Vikings stadium will be a multipurpose facility housing up to 72,000 fans for NFL home games, offering both the comfort of an indoor stadium and breathtaking…

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President Obama Announces PEB 248 in NJT Dispute

On July 17, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating a Presidential Emergency Board to investigate and to make recommendations for settlement of the current disputes between the New Jersey Transit Rail and the…

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Investing for Jobs In Oregon

In Portland, Oregon, an age-restricted housing complex for lower income individuals will be modernized thanks to an investment from the AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust (HIT).  HIT announced $25.9 million of union and public pension funds…

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