BlueGreen Alliance

Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy

Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union

“SMART is a natural fit for the BlueGreen Alliance and our membership is passionate about creating and sustaining an economy with good jobs that are good for the environment. Whether they are constructing rail cars, making buildings more efficient, or ensuring people and goods get to their destinations safely and efficiency through rail and transit, the members of SMART are working right now to make America’s economy and environment stronger.”

Joseph Nigro, General President, Sheet Metal Workers International Assocation

The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) merged with the United Transportation Union (UTU) to become the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART). The UTU brings to SMART proven accomplishments before the National Mediation Board and in dealing with the Railway Labor Act, rail safety and state legislative issues. The SMWIA brings to SMART expert knowledge related to organizing, and extensive training resources and facilities nationwide. Combined as SMART, they create a large and powerful voice within the AFL-CIO and in advancing legislative objectives in Congress and state legislatures. Visit and