INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 11 — At a November 9 Town Hall meeting, SMART Transportation Division President Jeremy Ferguson and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen President Dennis Pierce discussed the tentative National Rail Agreement with dozens of members from both unions. A video recording of the Town Hall (approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes) is […]
A must-watch for all involved members of the SMART-TD and the BLET, SMART-TD President Jeremy Ferguson and BLET President Dennis Pierce have published a joint video regarding the tentative national freight agreement. The presidents describe the challenging political environment surrounding the negotiating process and outline the wages, work rules, and health & welfare benefits secured […]
May 24 marks the rollout of the Membership 101 portion of SMART University, an online video-based educational resource designed for new SMART Transportation Division members to get acquainted with their union. The first flight of releases includes video primers on local meetings, the roles of local officers, how to approach a carrier investigatory hearing and […]
Gregg B. Weaver, a retired member of SMART-TD Local 898 who rode with former Vice President Joe Biden many times during the longtime senator’s commute from Delaware to Washington D.C., was featured in a video presented Monday, Aug. 17, during the first night of the Democratic National Convention. In the video, the former vice president’s […]
SMART Transportation Division Alternate Vice President J. Scott Chelette, general chairperson of GO 927, was featured in a television news report about the rail industry’s intention to eliminate the conductor from the cab of freight trains in the wake of Class I freight carriers implementing Positive Train Control (PTC). Chelette was featured alongside West, Texas, […]
Hear questions your fellow members sent in and the General President’s responses. The event was a success, with a steady stream of questions asked online by SMART members from across every part of the organization. Click here to view.
In this video, General President Sellers discusses SMART operations directed at hurricane relief for members affected by recent hurricanes. This includes the dispersal of approximately $500,000 (to date) in cash and material relief contributions to affected sheet metal and transportation members; an immediate mobilization of volunteer members and local unions across the U.S. and Canada […]
SMART TD Ohio State Legislative Director Stu Gardner continued his discussion with The Union Edge: Labor’s Talk Radio on why we need two-person crews. The show aired Tuesday, Aug. 22. Click play below to listen. https://static.smart-union.org/worksite/Video/Aug_22_Stu_Gardner.mp3