Luke Edington

SMART Transportation Division Alternate Vice President

Luke Edington, born December 28, 1977, has worked for Union Pacific since 1998 and has been a member of the union for his entire career.

A member of Local 286 in North Platte, Neb., he’s been a conductor in pool freight, extra boards and locals across from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Marysville, Kansas.

He’s worked in yards as a foreman, switchman, pilot and yardmaster and is a qualified remote control operator.

Brother Edington joined the union in August 1998 and began serving his local as an officer in 2012 beginning as the alternate legislative representative in January, then as local chairperson beginning in December of that year through May 2015. He also served as the legislative representative for two years, as well as local delegate at the 2014 and 2019 conventions.

He’s held positions of responsibility at the state level as secretary of Nebraska State Legislative Board. In the general committee he served as a senior vice general chairperson from 2015 through 2019, and as general chairperson from 2019 to present.

In addition to these positions, he’s continues to serve as the secretary of the Association of General Chairpersons District 1 beginning in 2019, secretary of General Chairpersons’ Committee beginning in 2023, and the vice chairperson for the Iron Road Healthcare Board of Trustees.

He was elevated to alternate vice president by the SMART-TD board in October 2023.

Brother Edington resides in Lyndon, Kansas, and is married to his wife, Bethany. They have six children — Quentin, Ethan, Aubrie, Asher, Owen, and Nixon