SMART-TD Local 206 mourns sudden loss of member

Switchman Thomas A. Wall, 22, of Local 206 (Peru, Ind.) died suddenly on Oct. 19 after experiencing a flare-up of an autoimmune liver disease while at work. His family said that he was responding well to treatment and was looking forward to returning to work after undergoing a few more procedures. A 2018 graduate of […]

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 Local 653 legislative representative receives Chicago labor award

SMART-TD Local 653 (Chicago) is proud to announce the recognition of Legislative Representative Orlando Rojas as the winner of the 2022 Charlie Hayes Award for his work in the greater Chicago labor community. This award is given by an organization known as Chicago Jobs With Justice (JWJ), which has a mission of training and developing […]

N.J. designates Oct. 15 as annual Railroad Workers Day

In a rare acknowledgment of the value railroaders bring to the table, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) has named October 15 as “Railroad Workers Day”. Gov. Murphy went on the record saying, “Through extreme weather events and a global pandemic, our state’s railroad workers have demonstrated extraordinary bravery despite significant obstacles. Their courage, as […]

New updating features for TD members in SMART Portal

SMART Transportation Division members now have the ability to update important information including their addresses, email addresses and emergency points of contact thanks to a feature that has been introduced in the SMART Member Portal. Keeping contact information up to date with your union, be it through your SMART Member Portal account or through your […]

New York two-person crew bill heads to governor for signing

The two-person crew bills introduced in New York state, Assembly Bill 1287B and Senate Bill 3953B, have passed both chambers of the state Legislature as of Tuesday, May 31. Both bills have been combined into Senate Bill 3953 and are now headed to the desk of Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) for signing. The SMART-TD New […]

Bill’s passage would place Santa Cruz Metro under PERB

A bill under consideration in the California Legislature would place employees of the Santa Cruz Metro under the umbrella of the state’s Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to foster improved relations between public employees and management. S.B. 957 was introduced in the state Senate by state Sen. John Laird (D) on March 17. The bill’s […]