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 Member To Be Featured In Labor Day Marathon

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Sportsman Channel are teaming up again to honor the American workforce during the 2016 Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day “Salute to the American Worker” – Presented by Wolverine, which airs…

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Know the facts before you vote

By John Previsich, President, SMART Transportation Division It is said that two things to never discuss at a family gathering are religion and politics and for the most part that is very good advice. But…

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Safety Champions to Gather In Arizona

On September 11–13, SMOHIT (Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust) will host the second annual Safety Champions Conference and Awards at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference is open
 to all…

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CP violates FCC rules, fined $1.2 million

According to Progressive Railroading, Canadian Pacific (CP) has been fined $1.2 million by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for operating 100 wireless radio facilities in the U.S. without FCC approval. Read the entire story here.

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SMART Mechanical Bargaining Update

On July 26 and 27, 2016, the SMART-Mechanical/BMWED coalition engaged in further national negotiations with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the negotiation sessions, the NCCC presented a very brief and…

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WV Judge Rules Against Right-to-Work

Earlier this year, Republicans in the West Virginia legislature voted to turn the state into a Right-to-work state. This week organized labor got its first shot at fighting back. The AFL-CIO and 10 other union…

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Video: Raising the Bar

Click on the image, or here, to view how local unions are “Raising the Bar” and responding to members, the community and the needs of the industry as SMART continues to grow and enhance its…

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Verify Your Voter Registration Status

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt   SMART has…

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Transit workers: FTA seeking your comments!

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is encouraging all transit members to submit their comments and ideas to the FTA to assist in their goal of preventing transit worker assault. “..the  FTA is seeking public recommendations on…

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