April 23, 2014

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 [...]

SMART wins election by Brega bus operators

Bus operators employed by Brega Transport Corp. that provide service for Transport of Rockland in Rockland County, New York, have voted for representation by UTU/SMART Transportation Division. Of the eligible voters who participated in the election, 46 selected SMART TD, 21 voted for no union representation and 11 for voted representation by another organization. The vote brings [...]

Rutgers’ bus ops were smart, now SMART

Bus operators for Rutgers University’s inter-campus bus and shuttle system seeking union representation overwhelmingly chose the SMART Transportation Division Dec. 9 as their collective bargaining representative. Among 112 eligible voters, 74 of the 80 operators participating in the union election chose SMART as their representative, while six voted for no union. The bus service is [...]

Locals need delegate, seal prior to convention

With the SMART Transportation Division (formerly UTU) beginning preparations for its June 2014 convention, all transportation division locals are reminded of the need to have a duly elected delegate and alternate delegate, as well as a working local seal, prior to the convention. The three-day convention will be held June 30-July 2 at the Hilton San Diego [...]

Treasurers’ workshop scheduled for October

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The UTU International is conducting a local treasurers’ workshop at its headquarters in North Olmsted, Ohio, Oct. 8-10. Attendance is limited to 24 registrants. Those interested in attending the workshop should contact the office of the UTU director of updating/auditing department. Call (216) 228-9400, or email Karen Cashin at kcashin@smart-union.org. The deadline to register is [...]

2014 Conventions

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Local delegates of the SMART Transportation Division will be attending two conventions in 2014. From June 30 to July 2, Transportation Division delegates will be attending a convention in San Diego, Calif., to elect officers of the Transportation Division and to approve recommendations for changes to the SMART Constitution. The Transportation Division convention will be [...]

DeQueen & Eastern yardmasters go SMART

Joining their fellow train and engine workers employed by the DeQueen & Eastern Railroad, the company’s yardmasters July 17 chose the SMART Transportation Division as their bargaining representative. By a two-to-one margin, the yardmasters opted for SMART TD. Train and engine workers employed by DeQueen & Eastern Railroad voted June 20 to elect SMART’s Transportation [...]

Anaheim regional meeting entertainment set

While the focus of the SMART Transportation Division’s regional meetings has always been on education for its members, attendees are provided the opportunity for a little relaxation as well. Those attending the Anaheim regional meeting scheduled for July 29-31 are in for a entertaining time starting with Sunday night’s welcome reception. Gifted Latin guitar soloist [...]