Media

To schedule an interview, please contact Paul Pimentel at ppimentel@smart-union.org or Michael Blain (mblain@smart-union.org) regarding issues affecting the sheet metal, construction, shipyard, production or sign industries.

Please contact Ben Nagy at bnagy@smart-union.org or Amy Rayner (arayner@smart-union.org) for issues revolving around the transportation industry.

Regarding transportation accidents:
Members of SMART Transportation Division’s National Safety Team (NST) respond to accident scenes and work with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other investigators to help determine probable cause of accidents and to make appropriate safety recommendations at the conclusion of the investigation.

SMART TD has a party status agreement with NTSB that makes that federal agency the chief source of information for accident probes involving trains. Because of this, neither the union nor its representatives will make any official comments as to the status of accident investigations or the events leading up to accidents. All media inquiries should be directed to the NTSB, which will provide details about the accident and the investigation. Any comment on an accident investigation from current or former members sought by and made to the media does not speak for the union or its membership.