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UTUIA announces new field structure

United Transportation Union Insurance Association (UTUIA) President Kenneth Laugel proudly announced this month a plan intended to broaden the scope and availability of all of the fraternal benefit society’s services to SMART Transportation Division members…

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Hazmat training program to offer May courses

In May, the Hazardous Materials Training Program is planning to host two courses virtually: Disaster Recovery/Response Course (2 hours) DOT Hazardous Materials Awareness Course (8 hours over two days) The Disaster Response Recovery course is training for…

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Big updates in new version of SMART app

SMART is proud to announce to TD members the launch of a new upgrade in the union’s mobile app. Packed with enhanced and new features, the SMART app is now, more than ever, an essential…

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Two TD members pass from COVID-19

The SMART Transportation Division is mourning two union brothers who have died in recent weeks because of COVID-19. Member Thurman Wheeler, 47, of Local 1348 (Centralia, Wash.) passed away on April 30 after being hospitalized…

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SMART Statement on American Families Plan

Yesterday, President Biden released the American Families Plan and delivered an address to a joint session of Congress. In response, SMART issued the following statement. “After his first 100 days in office, it is clear,…

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RRB: Dual benefit payments Q&A

The payment of a Railroad Retirement annuity can be affected by entitlement to Social Security benefits, as well as certain other government benefits. Such dual entitlement, if not reported to the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB),…

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Nevada gov. honors railroaders with proclamation

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued a proclamation praising America’s railroaders, declaring Wednesday, April 28, 2021, as “A Day In Honor of Railroad Workers.” A portion of the proclamation reads: “The safe and efficient movement…

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