Nevada members: Let Gov. Lombardo know he should sign rail safety bill!SMART-TD’s State Legislative Director (SLD) in Nevada, Jason Doering has done his part for the freight rail members in his state, and now is the time that all of us need to get in the fight with him to get AB 456 across the finish line! Nevada is a state with more than its fa [...]
GO-851 and GO-513 reach tentative agreement with CSX with paid sick daysMomentum is a powerful force. Right now, it is on rail labor’s side and our leadership is doing a great job of using it to the advantage of our membership. Monday, May 22, Joe Bennett, general chairperson of GO-851, and Brian Killough, general chairperson of GO-513 announced [...]
Minnesota governor signs omnibus bill, making two-person freight crews lawSMART-TD Minnesota State Legislative Director (SLD) Nick Katich along with the Minnesota State Legislative Board are proud to announce that at approximately the morning of May 24, Gov. Tim Walz has signed HF 2887, and a two-person crew minimum for freight trains is now offici [...]
Input needed for union’s FTA bus operator safety commentOn April 26, the Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) posted a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) regarding public transportation agency safety plans. The agency is seeking feedback and suggestions from bus employees and other interested parties on what changes federal over [...]
Railroad Retirement Board statements of service being issuedEach year, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) prepares a Form BA-6, Certificate of Service Months and Compensation, for every railroad employee with creditable railroad compensation in the previous calendar year. The RRB will mail the forms to employees during the first [...]
SMART-TD takes lead during ‘Railroad Safety Day’ on Capitol HillWith daily headlines nationwide about railroad safety legislation, it has come to feel like every day is “Railroad Day on the Hill.” However, the event is formally held once a year on the legislative calendar for representatives from rail unions and rail carriers alike to des [...]
Registration for annual SMART Leadership Conference now open for TD officers
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