President Ferguson, union leaders attend Houston Solidarity Rally

SMART Transportation Division President Jeremy Ferguson and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen President Dennis Pierce stood shoulder-to-shoulder as they answered direct questions from a standing-room-only crowd Oct. 18 at the annual Solidarity Rally for Rail Labor in Houston, Texas. Hundreds of members and officers from SMART-TD, BLET and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way […]

Branson, Mo., TD Regional Training Seminar hotel deadline now Oct. 28

The hotel booking deadline has been extended for the SMART Transportation Division’s Regional Training Seminar (RTS) to take place Nov. 14 through 17, 2022, at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, Mo. Single- and double-occupancy rooms can now be booked at the event through Oct. 28. Attending an RTS is an exciting opportunity for local leadership […]

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. […]

TD president addresses SMART General Session, TD officers

On the first day of the first-ever SMART Leadership Conference, Transportation Division President Jeremy Ferguson updated hundreds of SMART officers on the progress his administration has made in strengthening our union since his administration took office in 2019. It was President Ferguson’s first opportunity to address a large, live assemblage of the union since the […]

SMART-TD announces 2022 Leadership Conference

The SMART Transportation Division is pleased to announce the first joint SMART Union Annual Leadership Conference. The event will replace the former TD Regional Meetings, which have had a two-year pandemic disruption. Please pay close attention to the following details as several changes have been made. The 2022 Annual Leadership Conference is scheduled to take […]

Hazmat training program offering virtual courses

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is offering new virtual courses in February and March. 10-hour OSHA General Industry Course — This course is intended to increase workers’ knowledge on hazards they may encounter on a job site and their rights. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. (An incentive of $175 is […]