Cleveland-area volunteers being sought for museum exhibit

CLEVELAND – The Great Lakes Science Center is looking for current and retired rail workers to come aboard and volunteer to help with “All Aboard! The Science of Trains,” a railway display exhibit running Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, through Feb. 19, 2018, at the museum, 601 Erieside Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio. The display features items […]

Union Plus offering disaster assistance for Hurricane Irma victims

Union Plus is offering disaster relief grants of $500 to union members who have been affected by Hurricane Irma. To be eligible to receive a grant you must be a participant in one of these Union Plus programs: Union Plus credit card program, Union Plus life insurance, accidental death insurance, Union Plus auto insurance or the […]

Member Disaster Relief Needs Increase!

Updated: September 13, 2017 Dear Members of the SMART Transportation Division: The catastrophic storm damage and flood waters caused by Hurricane Harvey and Irma have devastated Texas and Florida with loss of life and immeasurable destruction of property. Some of those affected by the devastation are our Brothers and Sisters of SMART Transportation Division (SMART […]

Labor Day – Thank your Union day

By John Risch, National Legislative Director, SMART Transportation Division Enjoy yourself this Labor Day weekend, provided you’re lucky enough to get the weekend off. In my 30 plus years working freight rail, I worked many a Labor Day weekend, but I am lucky to get this one off and plan to march with our Nebraska […]

Fundraiser set up for granddaughter of SMART TD member

A fundraiser for the newborn granddaughter of Scott Finley, SMART TD member and BNSF conductor with local 113, Winslow Ariz., was recently set up on Brenna Finley, daughter of Ariel and Sheldon Finley, was born on August 16, 2017, with multiple health issues. She will have to undergo open heart surgery and a lengthy […]