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In this video, General President Sellers discusses the SMART Month of Community Action taking place from coast to coast along with

SMART has updated its Member Benefits section exclusively for SMART members with new offerings such as discounts for movie and theme park tickets along with other entertainment options.

In Virginia, one vote determined the balance of power in that state and what path leaders will take in the foreseeable future.

It’s never too early to update your voter registration status and make sure you are registered to vote. And SMART has made that easier for you by partnering with Rock the Vote to create our simple voter registration tool.

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data on changes in union membership from 2016 to 2017. It was good news for workers, as the total number of union members grew by 262,000 in 2017. Three-fourths of these gains (198,000) were among workers aged 34 and under, who account for less than 40 percent of total employment.

SMART has updated its Member Benefits section exclusively for SMART members with new offerings such as discounts for movie and theme park tickets along with other entertainment options.

As a member of SMART, you have access to one of the leading member benefit programs in the nation.  Sign up for or visit the Members' Section at www.smart-union.org to tour some of the member benefits you can use.   

SMART General President Joseph Sellers recaps 2017 while wishing members a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays.

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SMART TD General President Joseph Sellers Jr. plans to hold an online town hall forum Nov. 2 to hear and respond to concerns and questions from members.

Registration is required for this first of its kind event, scheduled 6:30-7 p.m. EST, Nov. 2.

To sign up to participate in the forum, visit http://www.summitwebcasting.com/webcast/smart/

In this video, General President Sellers discusses SMART operations directed at hurricane relief for members affected by recent hurricanes.  

This includes the dispersal of approximately $500,000 (to date) in cash and material relief contributions to affected sheet metal and transportation members;

The nation’s unions plan “to focus on our members” in the run-up to the 2018 election, bringing them a pro-worker economic platform, highlighting candidates who pledge to push it and showing 2016’s Trump voters how the Republican president broke his promises to them, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.

But in an August 30 session with reporters, anticipating Labor Day, Trumka admitted that means unions have a lot of work to do – politically and otherwise.