With the SMART Transportation Division (formerly UTU) beginning preparations for its June 2014 convention, all transportation division locals are reminded of the need to have a duly elected delegate and alternate delegate, as well as a working local seal, prior to the convention.

The three-day convention will be held June 30-July 2 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

Locals with vacancies in either position must conduct elections as soon as possible, and advise the SMART TD office of the results.

Guidance on holding such elections can be downloaded from our website at www.utu.org by clicking on the “S&T Tools” link, then scrolling down to the bottom of the “Forms and Documents” column and clicking on “More forms….” to get to the following page: http://utu.org/secretary-treasurer-forms.

Documents on that page include “How to Hold Elections for Delegates, LCAs 2010,” as well as “Special Circular No. 28 – August 2010,” both of which offer guidance on conducting delegate and alternate delegate elections. Those with additional questions should contact the SMART TD office.

In addition, locals will need to have a working local seal to authenticate and certify delegate and alternate delegate credentials, which will be mailed out to each local in 2014. Those with no seals or with seals needing repair are advised to contact this office as soon as possible to make the necessary arrangements.


Hilton_San_Diego_Bayfront-Convention_Center_HotelLocal delegates of the SMART Transportation Division will be attending two conventions in 2014.

From June 30 to July 2, Transportation Division delegates will be attending a convention in San Diego, Calif., to elect officers of the Transportation Division and to approve recommendations for changes to the SMART Constitution. The Transportation Division convention will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

For hotel reservations and Transportation Division Convention information, click here.

Transportation Division delegates will also participate in SMART’s first convention following the merger of the United Transportation Union and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, working side-by-side with delegates from the SMWIA. That convention will be held August 11-15 in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace.

More information about the conventions will be made available on this page as details are completed.