We are the SMART Transportation Division (SMART-TD) labor union, headquartered in the Cleveland suburb of North Olmsted, Ohio.

In January of 2008,  the United Transportation Union (UTU) and Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association merged to form the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation International union (SMART Union) and it was then that the UTU became known as SMART-TD. Combined, these unions hold over 200 years of history and tradition in the fields of rail, transit, aviation and sheet metal.

To learn more about the history of SMART-TD or the history of the American Labor Movement, click the links below.


About SMART Transportation Division

SMART Transportation Division History 

History of SMART TD and the Labor Movement

History of SMART


History of the American Labor Movement

Rail strikes marked early days as workers organized

Eugene V. Debs