FTA action on bus, transit safety plans praised by SMART-TD

Phone: (216) 228-9400Department email: news_td@smart-union.org INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (April 10, 2024) — President Jeremy Ferguson of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers’ Transportation Division (SMART-TD) released the following stat [...]

SMART-TD, FRA announce federal regulation requiring two-person freight crews

Phone: (216) 228-9400 Fax: (216) 228-0411 Department Email: news_td@smart-union.org “I would like to start off by saying that this decision by President Biden’s administration is historic for SMART-TD members and all rail labor. Today’s ruling codifying the two-person freight [...]

BNSF labor cuts mean Warren Buffett is more about dollars than sense — SMART-TD responds

The nation's biggest rail union, SMART-TD, won't apologize to Warren Buffett or Wall Street for workers getting paid what they've rightfully earned. When profits are more important than judgment, life gets harder at home and more hazardous on the job — all while our railroaders try to keep the nation’s economy humming.

C3RS: SMART-TD and Norfolk Southern agree to anonymous safety reporting

SMART Transportation Division began a new era in rail safety and worker protection by working with Norfolk Southern to accept and act on anonymous safety reports. How it Works The one-year pilot program, called the Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), is similar to one airline [...]