Elections matter: How your vote has helped workers since 2020 

The White House, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. The outlook for union labor and working families in America has improved drastically in the last 21 months.  From 2016–2020, workers fought against an onslaught of anti-labor policies, executive orders, personnel appointments and more: Anti-worker government actions, 2016–2020 1. The previous administration and Congress refused to include […]

SMART MD membership votes to ratify contract with freight rail carriers

The membership of the SMART Railroad, Mechanical and Engineering Department (SMART MD) has voted to ratify a tentative agreement with the carriers, after almost three years of negotiations between the union and the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC). The vote was passed with a 54% margin in favor of the negotiated contract. The ratified contract […]

SMART Local 206 journeyperson Annet Del Rosario wins July NABTU Tradeswomen Heroes Award

In July 2022, yet another SMART sister earned recognition from North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) for her hard work and proven track record: Annet Del Rosario, a journeyperson out of SMART Local 206 (San Diego, California). “Her positive attitude and relentless work ethic are infectious to those around her,” said Local 206 in the […]

Inaugural SMART Leadership Conference in San Francisco focuses on “Growth Through Unity”

SMART General President Joseph Sellers opened the first-ever SMART Leadership Conference on Monday, August 8th, with local leaders from sheet metal and transportation gathering in San Francisco for three full days of hard work on behalf of SMART members across North America. The theme, “Growth Through Unity,” encompassed the focus of the gathering: In joint […]

White House highlights partnership with SMART, SMACNA and NEMI

The White House released a back-to-school fact sheet ahead of the new school year, highlighting SMART, SMACNA and NEMI’s collaboration with the White House on improving ventilation in schools. This fact sheet was circulated to school districts across the country and notes that SMART, SMACNA and NEMI are the experts that schools should use for […]

Railroad, Mechanical and Engineering Department Report 

This month, we would like to pay homage to those who served in the Armed Forces. General Committee 2 is committed to recognizing its veteran members and making sure they know that we appreciate them and their service to our country. As a show of respect, however modest, this issue’s report is dedicated to honoring […]