SMART Outdoors

Fred Creager, a 41-year member from SM Local 17 in Boston enjoying the New England outdoor life. According to Creager, “I am having a great time enjoying retirement and the fall run at the cape cod canal. SMART TD Local 446 member Jeff Hicks with a whitetail he bagged in Wyoming. Don Tannucilli, a member […]

Moving our agenda forward… together!

As I reflect upon the end of 2021, I would be remiss to not mention how appreciative I am of each SMART member’s dedication and perseverance during a continued uphill battle with COVID-19. Over the last 22 months of this pandemic, our members have stood on the frontlines, building hospitals, infrastructure and transportation projects. We […]

Railroad, Mechanical and Engineering Department report

This page is devoted to news for members belonging to the local unions and general committees under the Railroad, Mechanical and Engineering Department. SMART Members rally for fair contract in Chicago On November 12, SMART Mechanical Department members joined with Transportation Division officers and members, as well as other rail unions in downtown Chicago, in […]

Career of a lifetime: Renato Favero’s 80 years of service

On October 5, 2021, SMART Local 218 celebrated the career and life of longtime member Renato Favero. Brother Favero, also known as “Notto” or “Not,” was presented with his 80-year membership plaque for good standing by General President Joseph Sellers, Jr., International Representative Paul Hayes and Business Manager Edmund Robison at a pin ceremony, alongside […]

CT member named SMART Army Member of Year for work done early in pandemic

SMART Local Union 40 (Hartford, Conn.) member Joe de la Cruz, from New London, has been honored with the Joseph J. Nigro SMART Army Service award for the sheet metal sector for his work to kickstart a national campaign to bring nose strips to thousands of volunteer mask makers cross the United States and Canada […]

NC member selected as SMART TD SMART Army Member of the Year for 2021

Charlotte Area Transit Systems (CATS) bus operator and retired Local 1715 GCA TMD Vice Chairperson Debra Franklin has been honored with the SMART TD Joseph J. Nigro SMART Army Service Award for her work collecting and handing out toiletries to the homeless population in Charlotte, N.C. since November 2016. According to a previous profile on […]

GPMC Presentation

On November 18, 2021, the General President’s Maintenance Committee for Canada’s (GPMC) charity committee, consisting of Sheldon McKenna of the International Union Operating Engineers and Leonard Day from The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), had the opportunity to recognize Lloyd Grainger for his efforts and work he does within […]

Local 10 Working Minds

SMART SM Local 10 (Maplewood, Minn.) held a series of suicide prevention workshops in the fall for members through the Construction Working Minds Program. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men in construction die by suicide at a rate four times higher than the general adult population, with similar figures in […]

SMART Army Out In Force In Detroit

The SMART Army was out in full force in Dearborn Heights Michigan the week of November 1st, 2021.  Upon hearing of a need by some very worthy recipients, SMART Local 80 Detroit apprentices answered that call. Jaime Wencel, a young unwed mother, died shortly after giving birth to her fifth child.  Amid those terrible circumstances, […]