December 22, 2014

Transportation Division sets 2015 regional meetings

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The SMART Transportation Division has set the dates and locations of the union’s two 2015 regional meetings. The western regional meeting will be held June 29 – July 1 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The eastern regional meeting will be held July 13-15 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Accommodations will be [...]

2015 Regional Meetings

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The SMART Transportation Division will resume its regional meetings in 2015. Transportation Division officers and staff are currently working on securing locations for the summer of 2015. The regional meetings provide valuable educational opportunities to members and officers at all levels of the organization, as well as a fraternal experience that creates lasting friendships. No [...]

Employees of RCP&E Railroad return to SMART

In a swift and decisive vote held Aug. 27, employees of Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad selected the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers as their voice on their property. Among 53 eligible voters, 37 employees marked their ballots for the SMART Transportation Division and five voted for no union [...]

Delegates: Get a feel for SMART convention

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At the request of SMART Transportation Division delegates, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Headquarters in Washington has made available a copy of the written proceedings of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association’s 41 General Convention. The proceedings are available to Transportation Division delegates so that they may familiarize themselves [...]

Bay Line Railroad workers say SMART Transportation

Employees of Bay Line Railroad based in Panama City, Fla., voted July 2 for representation by the SMART Transportation Division, Organizer Rich Ross reports. Of 17 eligible voters, 10 voted for SMART while three voted for no union. “I thank CSX and Norfolk Southern new-hire class instructor Justin Humphries and Local 1291 Chairperson Jacob Lane [...]

Bus ops, rail prop vote SMART on same day

In representation elections held May 15 on both bus and rail properties, the SMART Transportation Division came out on top, keeping the Organizing Department’s 2014 undefeated streak alive. Yet another division of First Student bus operators has joined the SMART fold as Kansas City, Mo., school bus drivers overwhelmingly selected SMART over both the International [...]

N.M. Rail Runner employees dart to SMART

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Non-union employees at a commuter rail operation in the state of New Mexico expressed interest in union representation and now they have it. Engineers, conductors and ticket agents working for New Mexico Rail Runner Express voted April 28-29 for representation by the SMART Transportation Division, Director of Organizing Rich Ross reports. The Rail Runner Express [...]

First Transit operators at U. of Tenn. go SMART

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Campus shuttle operators for the University of Tennessee’s transportation service chose the SMART Transportation Division as their collective bargaining representative in a representation election April 16. Of the approximately 50 eligible voters, 26 voted for SMART, 10 voted for no union representation and 13 chose not to participate in the election The operators transport students, [...]

Guest registration for Transportation Division convention

Members planning to attend the 2014 SMART Transportation Division Convention, June 30-July 2 in San Diego, as a guest are asked to please complete the guest registration form and return it to the Transportation Division office in North Olmsted, Ohio. It is requested that all members attending the convention as guests (non-delegates) register themselves and [...]

First Transit enters agreement with Red Apple drivers

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First Transit, Inc., and members of the SMART Transportation Division have agreed on mutually acceptable terms and conditions of employment and signed a collective bargaining agreement, according to the National Labor Relations Board. The transportation management company, which operates throughout the United States, obtained a transit contract in 2011 to operate Red Apple Transit, a [...]