The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has found that Unions have the First Amendment right to display an inflatable rat as part of an area standards campaign. Furthermore, localities that attempt to prohibit the use of inflatable rats may be infringing on that Fi [...]
On August 29, 2016, Maintenance of Way (MOW) and Signalmen, employed by Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR), voted for representation by SMART Transportation Division. The National Mediation Board certified the election results August 30. The vote adds 36 MOW and 10 Sign [...]
Railroad Worker’s DOT-NIEHS Hazardous Material Training for Minnesota and Upper Midwest SMART-TD members! WHAT: SMART TD members located in Minnesota or the Upper Midwest from all rail crafts are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible for our HazMat-DOT Train the Trainer [...]
New trainsets to enter service in 2021; Station upgrades and improvements for track capacity and ride quality among infrastructure upgrades WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used t [...]
SMART TD State Legislative Director of the New England States, George Casey, reports that he and Assistant State Legislative Director Chris Weldon attended a presentation given by Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass. – D) that focused on “America’s Agenda.” [...]
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Sportsman Channel are teaming up again to honor the American workforce during the 2016 Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day “Salute to the American Worker” – Presented by Wolverine, which airs Saturday, Sept. 3, from 5-8 p.m. EST. Over the c [...]
Denver Transit Operators, a commuter line transit service located in Denver, Colorado, has openings for commuter train operators. Denver Transit recently joined SMART TD Local 202 in Denver. For additional information on these jobs, and to apply, please click here.
On September 11–13, SMOHIT (Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust) will host the second annual Safety Champions Conference and Awards at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference is open to all members who contribute to SMOHIT and a [...]
According to Progressive Railroading, Canadian Pacific (CP) has been fined $1.2 million by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for operating 100 wireless radio facilities in the U.S. without FCC approval. Read the entire story here.