SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, recognizes the sacrifice’s our military service members and their families have made through their selfless service. SMART offers a heartfelt thank you to those who have served in the Armed Forces and to those who have supported them. SMART’s continued involvement with the Helmets to Hardhats and the SMART Heroes Program’s has created pathways, training, and employment for our past and present military service members. These careers are amongst some of the best in the world and provide middle class career’s, salaries and benefits.

SMART Hero graduates in Western Washington.

The bonds formed in service to others are among the strongest of all. Collectively, working toward a common goal, those in our armed forces exemplify the epitome of strength, focus and sacrifice, shielding and preserving our countries and our citizens way of life.

Through grassroots-level efforts and the union’s active collection of military service information and its distribution of resources for those veterans, SMART works to ensure that those who helped defend our nation receive the level of appreciation and honor that they have earned.

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Member Voices

Hear about the union directly from SMART members themselves.

Member Stories: Meet Carol Jones

Longtime Amtrak conductor Carol Jones — who is also a local chairperson with SMART TD Local 1361 out of New Haven, Conn. — shares her story of coming up in the transportation industry and working as a pioneering woman in the passenger rail sector.