SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, is one of North America’s most dynamic and diverse unions with 203,000 members. SMART’s members produce and provide the vital services that move products to market, passengers to their destinations and ensure the quality of the air we breathe.
We are sheet metal workers, service technicians, bus operators, engineers, conductors, sign workers, welders, production employees and more. With members in scores of different occupations, we advocate for fairness in the workplace, excellence at work and opportunity for all working families.
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART)
1750 New York Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
Toll Free: 1-800-457-7694
All communication with SMART TD must include your name, home address and SMART TD local number.
SMART Transportation Division (SMART-TD)
6060 Rockside Woods Blvd., N., Ste. 325
Independence, OH 44131-2378
Main switchboard: (216) 228-9400
If your comment or question refers to your contract, a workplace issue or a grievance, please contact your Local or General Chairperson directly. A more specific directory of contacts in the TD office is available to members by logging in to the Member Portal.
Discipline Income Protection
National Legislative Department
SMART TD Alumni/News/Public Relations/website
Updating (reporting changes in member information such as changes of address or deaths)
Local Support Department
UTUIA/UTUIA Scholarship Program
SMART TD Auxiliary
To schedule an interview, please contact Paul Pimentel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Blain (email@example.com) regarding issues affecting the sheet metal, construction, shipyard, production or sign industries.
Please contact Ben Nagy at firstname.lastname@example.org for issues revolving around the transportation industry.
Regarding transportation accidents:
Members of SMART Transportation Division’s National Safety Team (NST) respond to accident scenes and work with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other investigators to help determine probable cause of accidents and to make appropriate safety recommendations at the conclusion of the investigation.
SMART TD has a party status agreement with NTSB that makes that federal agency the chief source of information for accident probes involving trains. Because of this, neither the union nor its representatives will make any official comments as to the status of accident investigations or the events leading up to accidents. All media inquiries should be directed to the NTSB, which will provide details about the accident and the investigation. Any comment on an accident investigation from current or former members sought by and made to the media does not speak for the union or its membership.
Becoming a member of SMART gives you a more powerful voice in your workplace.
Forming a union at your workplace is the most effective way to raise the working and living standards of all working people. For those who are already members, organizing more workers will strengthen our union and our contracts, and build our communities with good jobs while raising living standards for those who are unorganized. On average, union workers earn more in total compensation with the power of collective bargaining agreements.
Pensions, medical insurance, paid vacation, holidays, personal holidays, sick pay, overtime premium pay and shift differentials are generally not only better in a union shop; oftentimes, the only way to obtain them is through a union contract. Union contracts give employees the immediate right to insist on a safe work environment. Rather than relying on the government, as a union worker you can instantly address an unsafe condition. The safety provisions and grievance procedures of a union contract guarantee immediate, hands-on control.
As a union worker you don’t have to put up with arbitrary decisions or harassment at work from your co-workers or management. You can still be fired for substandard performance, but you don’t have to tip-toe around in fear or be at the mercy of grossly incompetent managers or a supervisor who woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Because administering the provisions of a union contract requires a certain level of expertise, you tend to get better, more efficient bosses who must act like professionals.
The fact of the matter is that united, we are all a powerful voice for fairness and justice at work.
Contact an Organizer
Together, we can protect the good jobs that workers need to achieve the goals they set for themselves and their families. Take the first step by contacting organizer Darrell Roberts at email@example.com via a confidential email or call 1-800-457-7694, ext. 843.