TD organizing win thanks to collaboration in Michigan

As the expression goes, “There is strength in numbers.” That being said, our union’s about to get stronger. Through the efforts of SMART-TD’s Michigan State Legislative Director Don Roach and TD Organizer Nick Greficz (GO 687 in Detroit, Mich.), our union has organized the operating personnel of Lake State Railway Company (LSRC) in Saginaw, Mich. […]

Growing Support for Unions Offers New Opportunities to Grow Our Movement

Now is the time to capitalize on growth in the union sector. For the first time in my lifetime, we have a true champion in the White House who is pushing for the labor movement. In only his first 100 days in office, President Biden mentioned unions in his speeches 62 times. This compares to […]

Local 20 welcomes longtime Indiana contractor

Commercial Air Inc. (CAI) is and has been a staple in the Indianapolis and Lafayette areas of Indiana for 40 years. Founded by Tim Gatewood in 1981, the company has been primarily focused on HVAC systems for government facilities, K–12 schools and colleges and universities. By the mid 1990s, the company had increased its workload […]

The first 100 days: How the Biden-Harris Administration is winning for workers

“Strong unions built the great American middle class. Everything that defines what it means to live a good life and know you can take care of your family — the 40-hour workweek, paid leave, health care protections, a voice in your workplace — is because of workers who organized unions and fought for worker protections.” […]

Talking SMART Ep. 14: The 1st 100 Days of the Biden-Harris Administration

 Back in January, we met with Steve Dodd and Greg Hynes to talk about the 2020 election and what to expect from the Biden-Harris administration. We have brought them back for this Talking SMART episode to talk about the first 100 days of the administration and, more specifically, its impact on SMART members. Steve […]

PRO Act Would Strengthen U.S. Labor Laws, Protect Workers

American workers have a legal right to organize and form a union under federal labor law. Unfortunately, U.S. labor laws are some of the mostly weakly enforced among all industrialized nations, meaning anti-union employers too often take advantage of lax enforcement and violate labor law with little consequence. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or […]