SMART Transportation Division and the Washington State Legislative Board have announced the latest Regional Training Seminar (RTS) to take place Oct. 24 to 27, 2022, at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash.

The waterfront area of Tacoma (photo courtesy Travel Tacoma and Pierce County)
The waterfront area of Tacoma (photo courtesy Travel Tacoma and Pierce County)

This event is an exciting opportunity for local leadership and members to engage one on one with union experts to help fulfill the need for local training closer to home. The cost for TD members to register to attend the seminar is $65.

Attendance is open to all TD members nationwide, says Washington SLD Herb Krohn.

Registration for the event is open and available online via the SMART website.

The RTS includes classes on local governance, the roles of local legislative representatives and local chairpersons in protecting members and on the SMART Constitution. The classes are taught by national officers and other subject matter experts associated with SMART-TD.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, work together, share ideas and to build union solidarity.

To register for the seminar, visit https://register.smart-union.org/.

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations on the Hotel Murano website.

The SMART TD event rate is $169 per night (single/double occupancy), the deadline for hotel reservations is 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, for the event rate.

This special rate is available for members who wish to arrive as early as Sunday Oct. 23 or stay through Saturday Oct. 29. Overnight hotel parking is $22 per vehicle and includes unlimited in-and-out privileges.

For more information, contact Washington State Legislative Director Herb Krohn at hskrohn55@hotmail.com.

SMART Transportation Division has announced a Regional Training Seminar (RTS) to take place Nov. 14 through 17, 2022, at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri.

This event is an exciting opportunity for local leadership and members to engage one on one with union experts to help fulfill the need for local training closer to home. The cost for TD members to register to attend the seminar is $50.

Registration for the event is open and available online via the SMART website.

The RTS includes classes on local governance, the roles of local legislative representatives and local chairpersons in protecting members and on the SMART Constitution. The classes are taught by national officers and other subject matter experts associated with SMART-TD. President Jeremy Ferguson is scheduled to appear to answer membership questions.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, work together, share ideas and to build union solidarity.

To register for the seminar, visit https://register.smart-union.org/.

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Room blocks have been reserved at both the Hilton Branson Convention Center and the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing.

The SMART TD event rate is $189 per night (single/double occupancy), the deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, October 14, for the event rate.

This special rate is available for members beginning Nov. 14, which is the registration day for the RTS. Classes will begin on the 15th and run through the 17th.

For more information, contact Gerald Sale at 870-761-0643 or by email at smartarslb@yahoo.com.

Go here for a printable flyer about the event.

A number of questions have arisen regarding the union’s ongoing educational efforts, Transportation Division Chief of Staff Jerry Gibson sat down for a Q&A clarifying the purpose of the 2022 SMART Transportation Division Annual Meeting and discussing how these efforts have changed as a result of the pandemic.