SMART-TD Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The former UTU (now SMART Transportation Division) established the position of human rights coordinator in February 2000 as part of a broad-based effort to educate members and employers and to promote awareness of the advantages of diversity in the union and in society.

A team of SMART-TD members and SMART-TD International employees was chosen to make up the SMART-TD’s Human Rights Committee (HRC) – now the Diversity and Inclusion Committee (D&IC) – to ensure that every voice within the organization is heard and respected.

SMART TD shares with the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the dream that men and women should be judged not by the color of their skin, their nationality or religious beliefs, but by the content of their hearts.

Effective January 1, 2017, the point of contact for the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is Tracey Neighbors in the SMART-TD legal department in Cleveland. Neighbors intakes the initial inquiries, and after consultation with the D&IC and legal counsel, assigns the assistance deemed appropriate to the request. This change is intended to provide a more uniform method of intake and handling while preserving the excellent service and professionalism provided by our D&IC representatives. To contact Neighbors, please email:

Diversity is our strength

SMART Transportation Division is committed to diversity. At all levels of our organization, we work to ensure equality in the workplace. A handbook for the committee, “Diversity and Human Rights,” can be viewed by clicking here.

Click here for a pamphlet, which can be ordered by contacting the SMART-TD PR Department.