August 27, 2016

San Francisco Regional Meeting update

Fairmont San Francisco sold out, overflow rate expires June 17 The Fairmont San Francisco hotel has sold out. Not to worry, the overflow hotel – Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel – still has rooms available. The Mark Hopkins is conveniently located across the street from the Fairmont San Francisco and is offering members the same great […]

SMART TD announces overflow hotel for Western Regional Meeting

SMART Transportation Division has announced the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental as the overflow hotel at the 2016 Western Regional Meeting in San Francisco. The room block for the Fairmont San Francisco is almost full, so we’ve arranged for the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental (located across the street from the Fairmont) to accommodate us for the same low […]

Newly renovated hotel for SMART TD visitors

…and right across the street! SMART TD recently negotiated a great deal with Extended Stay American Hotels, located at 24851 Country Club Blvd. in North Olmsted—a short walk to SMART TD headquarters. These roomy suites have been completely renovated and cost only $64 per night (plus tax) for SMART union members and officers. All suites […]

Registration available for both 2016 regional meetings

Members planning to attend one or both of the SMART Transportation Division regional meetings this summer can now make reservations for either city.  Click here to register online for the San Francisco regional meeting. Click here to register online for the Chicago regional meeting. Click here for the mail-in registration form. Regional meeting registration is available online now by going to […]

NMB certifies SMART to represent CMQR

In a letter dated Dec. 5, the National Mediation Board (NMB) certified the SMART Transportation Division as the official union of the train and engine service employees of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQR). SMART TD invoked the services of the NMB Aug. 12, 2015, to investigate and determine who may represent the train […]

Central Maine & Quebec Railway votes SMART

SMART Transportation Division Director of Organizing Rich Ross reports that non-operating employees of Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) located in Hermon, Maine, have voted in overwhelming favor of representation by the SMART Transportation Division. The National Mediation Board certified the election results October 28, 2015. “I would like to thank SMART TD Organizer Larry […]

Transportation Division sets 2016 regional meetings

The SMART Transportation Division has set the dates and locations of the union’s two 2016 regional meetings. The western regional meeting will be held July 4-6, at Fairmont San Francisco Hotel (Rooms are SOLD OUT) in San Francisco. The Mark Hopkins Intercontinental is available as an overflow hotel. The eastern regional meeting will be held July 25-27 at […]

Regional meeting online registration now open

Members planning to attend one or both of the SMART Transportation Division/UTUIA regional meetings this summer can now complete their registration online through the Transportation Division website at www.utu.org. The secure pages on the Transportation Division website provide for safe and convenient registration. There’s no need for filling out a paper registration form or finding a postage […]

Alliance Terminal Railroad employees vote SMART

Train and engine service employees of Alliance Terminal Railroad located in Haslet, Texas, have voted for representation by the SMART Transportation Division, Director of Organizing Rich Ross reports. Of 23 eligible voters, 14 voted for SMART while two cast ballots for no union. The National Mediation Board certified the election results Dec. 30. ATR is […]

Transportation Division sets 2015 regional meetings

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 at both […]