In your state

Your state Legislative Board is here to serve and protect you by getting important legislation passed to protect you and your job. For more information, contact your state legislative director.

In Washington, D.C.

SMART TD has one of the most extensive legislative organizations in the labor movement, with a national director, assistant national legislative director and staff headquartered in Washington, D.C.

In the U.S., 49 of 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, have legislative boards made up of local legislative representatives and headed by a director. This efficient legislative organization allows SMART TD to mount effective, coordinated campaigns at the federal and state levels.

Among the important laws passed or amended because of SMART TD action are the Railway Labor Act, the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, the Railroad Retirement Act, the Federal Employers' Liability Act, the Federal Hours of Service Act, the Rail Safety Act, the Motor Carrier Safety Act and the Mass Transportation Act.

The SMART TD's national legislative director in Washington acts as the union's chief legislative and political officer and coordinates the activities of state legislative directors, acts as a liaison with national lawmakers, keeps voting records on legislators and furnishes recommendations and reports to the SMART TD International President and the membership.


Support state and national lawmakers who support you! To find out more about the union's political action committee, click on the link below.

The SMART TD Legislative Department protects members' rights and safety through interaction with Congress, government agencies and state legislatures. To find out more, read: