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NEW HIRE INFORMATION
YOUR JOB. YOUR UNION.

Welcome to the
TRANSPORTATION DIVISION of the SMART UNION

SMART - INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SHEET METAL, AIR, RAIL AND TRANSPORTATION WORKERS

Part of working for the CN is becoming a union member. Over the past 25 years, this Organization, formerly the United Transportation Division, has negotiated the work rules, salaries, and benefits that are now in place.

As a union member, you are required to pay monthly union dues. This payroll deduction goes into effect 60-days after your first day of compensated service (first day on property, in the classroom, or training in some other capacity) with the CN.

It is important that you reach out to a union leadership and get the required documents to start this process. Failing to do so can jeopardize your seniority and your job.

Even though you are required to join the union, it is important to know that you are not fully protected until 60-days after you are marked up as a Certified Conductor. This 60-day probationary period is a requirement put in place by the CN. It is extra important that you remain focused and aware during this time. Failing to work safely and in full compliance during this time period provides the CN with the right to decline your application for employment.

Even though you are not fully protected by the union until your probation ends, it is important to understand how your union dues work for you.

The amount for monthly dues is determined by the needs of the International, the General Committee of Adjustment (GCA), State Legislative Board (SLB), and individual Locals.

Not every Local has the same amount for dues, but the breakdown is as follows:

International Dues
This portion helps support the entire SMART Organization.

Legislative Dues
This portion goes to operate the State Legislative Board in the State where your Local is chartered.

(WI-Locals 581, 582, & 583; IL-Local 740; MN-Locals 1292 & 1067).

GCA Dues
This portion supports the GCA in their duties to operate the General Committee on our property. On our property, the General Chairman is responsible for the SMART-TD Members on the CN/WC (former DMIR, DWP, & EJE).

Local Dues
This portion is split between the Local and the Local Committee of Adjustment (LCA). The Local portion supports the Local Officers lost time, Hall Rentals, and Supplies. The LCA portion supports the Local Chairperson in their duties to represent the members of that Local.

Meetings are held once a month and will be advertised on the Union bulletin board stating date, time, and location. Also Please check out the MONTHLY MEETING section of this APP.

Your local union reps are always happy to speak with you, answer your questions, or listen to your concerns. We are here to serve you. We encourage you to attend as many union meetings as possible. This is how you stay current, educated, and informed. For obvious reasons, we do NOT post the minutes of our meetings.

The Discipline Income Protection Plan (DIPP), aka "Job or Canners Insurance" is a plan providing payment for a specific amount and period of time to an employee suspended, dismissed or removed from service by the carrier for alleged violation of rules or operating procedures, provided that such violations do not come within the list of exceptions not covered by the program (theft, insubordination, drugs & alcohol, attendance, sleeping, etc.).

These attorneys and their representatives are Designated Legal Counsel (DLC). They are approved and designated by SMART-TD as your legal counsel and representation if you are injured on the job. These attorneys and field reps specialize in railroad worker injuries and the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA).

NO! You are covered by the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA).

Please check out the SAFETY/ INJURY section of this App.

Please check out the AGREEMENT section on this App.

Please check out the CLAIMS GUIDE section of this App.

Per the Collectively Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Article 21, your vacation is earned the year prior by performing cumulative compensated service a minimum of 160 days. Conductors absent from work due to on-duty injury or illness will be credited 60 days in the determination of qualification for vacation.

Vacation allocation and scheduling occurs in the fall for the ensuing year and are bid in seniority order in accordance with the CBA. Once complete, a listing of vacations will be posted and updated on the Union bulletin board.

Prior to scheduling, Conductors can arrange to split up to 2 weeks of vacation. One split week is equal to 6 Single Days of Vacation (SDV).

Per CBA Article 18 and Article 21, Section 3 & 11D the Local Chairperson or designee will schedule one (1) PLD or SDV for a calendar day and the CN Vacation Desk will schedule the other. Local instructions for applying will be posted on the Union bulletin board. All requests through the Vacation Desk are to be applied for & scheduled through the CATS program.

There is an update address section on this APP or you can contact your Local Secretary/Treasurer. Be sure to keep your address and contact info current at all times, even if you are terminated for any reason.

You must also make any changes with the CN via e-Portal. Go to: e-Portal / Employee Self-Service / My Personal Information

First of all, the CN's Attendance Policy is very strict and clear on allowable occurrences. Make yourself very familiar with this policy

If you are sick, call the Attendance Management Center (AMC) at (800) 870- 3720. Be sure to mark-off at least 2-hours before your scheduled start time or before receiving your call to service. Otherwise this is considered "marking-off oncall" and that is also violation of the CN's attendance policy.

Any mark-off that is not a PLD, SDV, week of Vacation, FMLA, or company business, is considered an unexcused absence. Call your Trainmaster or Assistant Superintendent if an issue arises that is not an illness (e.g. frozen pipes, car troubles, family or personal emergency).

Immediately contact the RTC, Yardmaster, Trainmaster, or any Supervisor by the first available means. After the issue is reported, notify the Legislative Rep of the issue and who it was reported to so that it can be documented and followed up on. The documentation process is very important as it can assist an injured employee's FELA case. Remember, that documentation may help you one day.

It is your responsibility to know your qualifications. Alert the crew caller immediately if you are not qualified. Do as you're instructed and contact your Local Chairperson asap if you are still required to take the call and are not provided a pilot. Know your qualifications and know what is required and the time limits involved.

Upon learning of your alleged failure, you will be coached in the field or sent home, with pay, depending on severity. Notify your Local Chairperson at your first opportunity.

Contact your Local Chairperson immediately. It's vital that you are upfront and honest with your Local Chairman.

You are required to give a statement and complete an incident report. Keep your statement short, concise, and purely factual. Do not speculate. Give just the facts. Keep copies of all your paperwork, incident and injury reports. At the first opportunity, call your Local Chairperson. It is imperative that you are open and honest from the very beginning.

*If you're ever involved in a crossing accident, DO NOT give the police your drivers license. You have no obligation to provide any personal information beyond your name, date of birth, and CN PIN. Cooperate but politely tell them you wish to wait for a CN Supervisor to arrive.

FURLOUGH Q & A

In light of the recent furloughs, below is a Q&A offered by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) addressing common questions about unemployment benefits.

To be eligible for unemployment benefits from the RRB, furloughed members must have had railroad earnings of at least $3,900 in 2018 and must also have five months of service in 2018 with a railroad. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits from your state of residence.

Click here to learn more about the benefits
the RRB offers in which you may be entitled to.

Section 1 Q&A

Unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad employees Q&A Section

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, which provides two kinds of benefits for qualified railroaders: unemployment benefits for those who become unemployed but are ready, willing and able to work; and sickness benefits for those who are unable to work because of sickness or injury. Sickness benefits are also payable to female rail workers for periods of time when they are unable to work because of pregnancy and childbirth. A new benefit year begins each July 1.

The following questions and answers describe these benefits, their eligibility requirements, and how to claim them.

To qualify for normal railroad unemployment or sickness benefits, an employee must have had railroad earnings of at least $3,900 in calendar year 2018, counting no more than $1,560.00 for any month. Those who were first employed in the rail industry in 2018 must also have at least five months of creditable railroad service in 2018.

Under certain conditions, employees who do not qualify on the basis of their 2018 earnings may still be able to receive benefits in the new benefit year. Employees with at least 10 years of service (120 or more cumulative months of service) who received normal benefits in the benefit year ending June 30, 2019, may be eligible for extended benefits, and employees with at least 10 years of service (120 or more cumulative months of service) might qualify for accelerated benefits if they have rail earnings of at least $4,012.50 in 2019, not counting earnings of more than $1,605 a month.

In order to qualify for extended unemployment benefits, a claimant must not have voluntarily quit work without good cause and not have voluntarily retired. To qualify for extended sickness benefits, a claimant must not have voluntarily retired and must be under age 65.

To be eligible for accelerated benefits, a claimant must have 14 or more consecutive days of unemployment or sickness; not have voluntarily retired or, if claiming unemployment benefits, quit work without good cause; and be under age 65 when claiming sickness benefits.

Registration period are more than a certain indexed amount, no benefits are payable for any days of unemployment in that period. That registration period, however, can be used to satisfy the waiting period. Earnings include pay from railroad and nonrailroad work, as well as part-time work and self-employment. Earnings also include pay that an employee would have earned except for failure to mark up or report for duty on time, or because he or she missed a turn in pool service or was otherwise not ready or willing to work. For the benefit year that begins July 2019, the amount is $1,560, which corresponds to the base year monthly compensation amount used in determining eligibility for benefits in each year. Also, even if an earnings test applies on the first claim in a benefit year, this will not prevent the first claim from satisfying the waiting period in a benefit year.

On the other hand, earnings of no more than $15 a day from work which is substantially less than full-time and not inconsistent with the holding of normal full-time employment may be considered subsidiary remuneration and may not prevent payment of any days in a claim. However, a claimant must be sure to report all full and part-time work on each claim, regardless of the amount of earnings, so the RRB can determine if the work affects benefits.

If a claimant's earnings for days worked, and/or days of vacation, paid leave, or other leave in a 14-day registration period are more than a certain indexed amount, no benefits are payable for any days of unemployment in that period. That registration period, however, can be used to satisfy the waiting period. Earnings include pay from railroad and nonrailroad work, as well as part-time work and self-employment. Earnings also include pay that an employee would have earned except for failure to mark up or report for duty on time, or because he or she missed a turn in pool service or was otherwise not ready or willing to work. For the benefit year that begins July 2015, the amount is $1,440, which corresponds to the base year monthly compensation amount used in determining eligibility for benefits in each year. Also, even if an earnings test applies on the first claim in a benefit year, this will not prevent the first claim from satisfying the waiting period in a benefit year.

Employees can apply for and claim unemployment benefits online or by mail.

Individuals who have established an account at RRB.gov can log in to conveniently file their applications and their biweekly claims online. Employees are encouraged to establish their accounts while still working to expedite the filing process for future unemployment benefits, and for access to other online services.

To apply by mail, claimants must obtain an Application for Unemployment Benefits (Form UI-1) from RRB.gov, any RRB field office, their labor organization, or employer. The completed application should be mailed to the local RRB office as soon as possible and, in any case, must be filed within 30 days from the date the claimant became unemployed or the first day for which he or she wishes to claim benefits. Benefits may be lost if the application is filed late. Claimants who know in advance that they will be filing an unemployment application or claim late should include a signed statement explaining why they are unable to meet the required time frame.

The local RRB field office reviews the completed application, whether it was submitted online or by mail, and notifies the claimant's current railroad employer, and base-year employer, if different. The employer has the right to provide information about the benefit application.

After processing the application, biweekly claim forms are made available on the RRB's website, and are mailed to the claimant, as long as he or she remains unemployed and eligible for benefits. Claim forms should be signed and sent on or after the last day of the claim. This can be done online or by mail. The completed claim must be received by the RRB within 15 days of the end of the claim period, or within 15 days of the date the claim form was made available online or mailed to the claimant, whichever is later. Claimants must not file both an online and a paper claim form for the same period(s). Once an individual submits a claim online, all subsequent claim forms will be made available online only, and will no longer be mailed.

Only one application needs to be filed during a benefit year, even if a claimant becomes unemployed more than once. However, a claimant must, in such a case, request a claim form from the RRB within 30 days of the first day for which he or she wants to resume claiming benefits. These claims may then be filed online or by mail.

An application for sickness benefits can be obtained from railroad labor organizations, railroad employers, any RRB office or the agency's website. An application and a doctor's statement of sickness are required at the beginning of each period of continuing sickness for which benefits are claimed. Claimants should make a special effort to have the doctor's statement of sickness completed promptly since no claims can be paid without it.

The RRB suggests that employees keep an application on hand for use in claiming sickness benefits, and that family members know where the form is kept and how to use it. If an employee becomes unable to Claimants who think an RRB office made the wrong decision about their benefits have the right to ask for review and to appeal. They will be notified of these rights each time an unfavorable decision is made on their claims.

Railroad unemployment and sickness insurance benefits are paid by Direct Deposit. With Direct Deposit, benefit payments are made electronically to an employee's bank, savings and loan, credit union or other financial institution. New applicants for unemployment and sickness benefits will be asked to provide information needed for Direct Deposit enrollment.

Claimants with online accounts at RRB.gov can view their individual railroad unemployment insurance account statement. This statement displays the type and amount of the claimant’s last five benefit payments, the claim period for which the payments were made, and the dates that the payments were approved. Individuals can also confirm the RRB's receipt of applications and claims.

In addition, claimants can call the agency toll-free at 1-877-772-5772 to access the RRB's automated HelpLine service which provides information about the status of unemployment and sickness claims or payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Individuals with questions about unemployment or sickness benefits, or who need information about their specific claims and benefit payments, can also contact an RRB office by calling the toll-free number.

Persons can find the address of the RRB office serving their area by clicking on Field Office Locator, or by calling the RRB's HelpLine service and selecting the appropriate option from the automated menu. Most RRB offices are open to the public on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on Wednesdays when offices are open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All RRB offices are closed on Federal holidays.

Section 2 Q&A

Members who have been furloughed should be aware that their health care coverage benefits from their employer extend through the end of the fourth month after being furloughed. Below are Frequently Asked Questions that may be useful to furloughed members.

MEDICAL BENEFITS Q & A

Employee and eligible dependent coverage extends through the end of the fourth month following the month in which you last render compensated service. For example, an employee last rendering compensated service in January, who is then furloughed in February, will have coverage through the end of May.

With regard to furlough, no.

The COBRA eligibility period (18, 29 or 36 months) is measured from the date of the "qualifying event."

To be eligible for accelerated benefits, a claimant must have 14 or more consecutive days of unemployment or sickness; not have voluntarily retired or, if claiming unemployment benefits, quit work without good cause; and be under age 65 when claiming sickness benefits.

OTHER Q & A

Almost all employees will qualify for the new maximum daily benefit rate of $78. Benefits are generally payable for the number of days of unemployment or sickness over four in 14-day claim periods, which yields $780 for each two full weeks of unemployment or sickness. Sickness benefits payable for the first 6 months after the month the employee last worked are subject to tier I railroad retirement payroll taxes, unless benefits are being paid for an on-the-job injury. (Claimants should be aware that as a result of a sequestration order under the Budget Control Act of 2011, the RRB will reduce unemployment and sickness benefits by 6.2 percent through September 30, 2019. As a result, the total maximum amount payable in a 2-week period covering 10 days of unemployment or sickness will be $731.64. The maximum amount payable for sickness benefits subject to tier I payroll taxes of 7.65 percent will be $675.67 over two weeks. Future reductions, should they occur, will be calculated based on applicable law.)

Normal unemployment or sickness benefits are each payable for up to 130 days (26 weeks) in a benefit year. The total amount of each kind of benefit which may be paid in the new benefit year cannot exceed the employee's railroad earnings in calendar year 2018, counting earnings up to $2,015 per month. If normal benefits are exhausted, extended benefits are payable for up to 65 days (during 7 consecutive 14-day claim periods) to employees with at least 10 years of service (120 or more cumulative service months).

Benefits are normally paid for the number of days of unemployment or sickness over four in 14-day registration periods. Initial sickness claims must also begin with four consecutive days of sickness. However, during the first 14-day claim period in a benefit year, benefits are only payable for each day of unemployment or sickness in excess of seven which, in effect, provides a one-week waiting period.

(If an employee has at least five days of unemployment or five days of sickness in a 14-day period, he or she should still file for benefits.) Separate waiting periods are required for unemployment and sickness benefits. However, only one seven-day waiting period is generally required during any period of continuing unemployment or sickness, even if that period continues into a subsequent benefit year.

If a worker is unemployed because of a strike conducted in accordance with the Railway Labor Act, benefits are not payable for days of unemployment during the first 14 days of the strike, but benefits are payable during subsequent 14-day periods.

If a strike is in violation of the Railway Labor Act, unemployment benefits are not payable to employees participating in the strike. However, employees not among those participating in such an illegal strike, but who are unemployed on account of the strike, may receive benefits after the first two weeks of the strike.

While a benefit year waiting period cannot count toward a strike waiting period, the 14-day strike waiting period may count as the benefit year waiting period if a worker subsequently becomes unemployed for reasons other than a strike later in the benefit year.

No, not if they are standing by or laying over between regularly assigned trips or they missed a turn in pool service.

Yes, but only if the miles and/or hours they actually worked were less than the equivalent of normal full-work because of sickness or injury, the employee should complete the application and then have his or her doctor complete the statement of sickness. Employees should note that they must indicate on the application whether they are applying for sickness benefits because they were injured at work or have a work-related illness. They must also indicate whether they have filed or expect to file a lawsuit or claim against a third party for personal injury. If a claimant receives sickness benefits for an injury or illness for which he or she is paid damages, it is important to be aware that the RRB is entitled to reimbursement of either the amount of the benefits paid for the injury or illness, or the net amount of the settlement, after deducting the claimant's gross medical, hospital, and legal expenses, whichever is less.

If the employee is too sick to complete the application, someone else may do so. In such cases, a family member should also complete Form SI-10, "Statement of Authority to Act for Employee," which accompanies the statement of sickness.

After completion, the forms should be mailed to the RRB's headquarters in Chicago by the seventh day of the illness or injury for which benefits are claimed. However, applications received after 10 days but within 30 days of the first day for which an employee wishes to claim benefits are generally considered timely filed if there is a good reason for the delay. After the RRB receives the application and statement of sickness and determines eligibility, biweekly claim forms are mailed to the claimant for completion and return to an RRB field office for processing. The RRB also makes claim forms available for completion online by those employees who establish an online account. The claim forms must be received at the RRB within 30 days of the last day of the claim period, or within 30 days of the date the claim form was mailed to the claimant or made available online, whichever is later. Benefits may be lost if an application or claim is filed late.

Claimants are reminded that while claim forms for sickness benefits can be submitted online, applications and statements of sickness must be returned to the RRB by mail.

The Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act requires the RRB to notify the claimant's base-year employer each time a claim for benefits is filed. That employer has the right to submit information relevant to the claim before the RRB makes an initial determination on the claim. In addition, if a claimant's base-year employer is not his or her current employer, the claimant's current employer is also notified. The RRB must also notify the claimant's base-year employer each time benefits are paid to a claimant. The base-year employer may protest the decision to pay benefits. Such a protest does not prevent the timely payment of benefits. However, a claimant may be required to repay benefits if the employer's protest is ultimately successful. The employer also has the right to appeal an unfavorable decision to the RRB's Bureau of Hearings and Appeals.

The RRB also conducts checks with other Federal agencies and all 50 States, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to detect fraudulent benefit claims, and it checks with physicians to verify the accuracy of medical statements supporting sickness benefit claims.

Under the RRB's Customer Service Plan, if a claimant filed an application for unemployment or sickness benefits, the RRB will release a claim form or a denial letter within 10 days of receiving his or her application. If a claim for subsequent biweekly unemployment or sickness benefits is filed, the RRB will certify a payment or release a denial letter within 10 days of the date the RRB receives the claim form. If the claimant is entitled to benefits, benefits will generally be paid within one week of that decision.

However, some claims for benefits may take longer to handle than others if they are more complex, or if an RRB office has to get information from other people or organizations. If this happens, claimants may expect an explanation and an estimate of the time required to make a decision.

For the health and welfare plans, the "qualifying event" is the date you last worked, NOT the date your coverage ends.

The COBRA eligibility period, therefore, runs concurrently with the extended coverage as stated above so that COBRA continuation is available for the remaining months, if any, after the extended coverage ends.

For example: An employee is furloughed in January and coverage extends through May. COBRA continuation is available beginning June 1 and thereafter for an additional 13 months. In these circumstances, no more than 18 months of COBRA is available, less the five months during which the employee remained covered by the Plan after the qualifying event in January.

When the railroad reports an employee as not being eligible for benefits, a COBRA notice is automatically sent to the employee's address of record. The form must be completed and returned to UnitedHealthcare in a timely manner in order to establish COBRA coverage.

It should be noted by all furloughed members that it is your responsibility to keep your contact information up to date with your employer and with your union. This includes your phone number, mailing address and email address.

Your employer will need correct contact information to call you back to work. Many SMART TD legislative boards and locals hold informational sessions for furloughed workers and need your correct contact information to keep you informed.

To update your phone number or address call your local officers or call SMART TD headquarters at 216-228-9400 ext. 3908. You may update your address electronically with the union here or by clicking on the "Address Change" button on the right side of the home page.

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SAFETY FIRST

Remember That You Have The Right To Bad Order Equipment That Is Unsafe!

Immediately Report All Unsafe Conditions To The Yardmaster, RTC, Trainmaster And Your Local Union Officers!

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED?

Immediately report your injury to your co-workers, union officers and the railroad. Take photographs if possible.

File the required company injury report. Note the fault of the company; i.e., defects in tools, equipment (switches/handbrakes, etc), unsafe working conditions, unsafe ground conditions and/or unsafe job procedures. Keep a copy of report for your file.

DO NOT give the claim agent any written or oral statement about your accident or injury without calling us or consulting your union representative. DO NOT sign medical records authorizations/releases.

Consult your doctor for treatment and give a history to the doctor stating how the injury occurred at work.

Apply for all your benefits.

Get free advice by calling a union designated lawyer to help you

RAILROADERS ARE NOT COVERED BY WORKERS COMPENSATION

WE ARE COVERED BY FELA

What is FELA?

Injured railroad workers are covered under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). They are NOT covered by Workers' Compensation and are NOT entitled to automatically recover damages. Instead, injured railroad workers must prove the railroad was negligent in failing to furnish a reasonably safe work place and/or the proper equipment for work.

The GCA Recommends Contacting The Following Designated Legal Counsel When Seeking a Personal Injury Lawyer:

Hunegs LeNeave & Kvas
Attorney at Law
1000 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Suite 101
Wayzata, MN 55391
Toll Free: 800-328-4349
www.hlklaw.com

Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm
2150 Third Avenue North, Ste. 350
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 406-7000
(763) 208-3607 fax
www.bolthofferboydlawfirm.com

Hoey & Farina, P.C.
542 S. Dearborn, Ste. 200
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Toll Free: 888-425-1212
Phone: 312-939-1212
Fax: 312-939-7842
www.hoeyfarina.com

Harrington, Thompson, Acker & Harrington, Ltd.
1 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 3150
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 332-8811
(800) 828-5828
(312) 332-2027 fax
www.harringtonlaw.com

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NOTES

AWARDS

BENEFITS

ATTENTION UNION MEMBERS

This section of the app has been created to inform you that Railroad Employee National Health and Welfare Plan benefits are available to you.

Many CN Employee Transportation Union Members are unaware that these benefits are available and unfortunately loved ones or family members are also unaware after the untimely passing of a Railroad Union Member.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ASSIGN A BENEFICIARY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE BENEFITS.

Please tap on the following link to review Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits that are available to your beneficiary for the loss of your life.

Met Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits Link

Please tap on the following link to view and download the Life Insurance and Accidental Death (AD&D) Insurance Beneficiary Change Form

Life Insurance and Accidental Death (AD&D) Insurance beneficiary Change Form

OUR OFFICERS

General Chairman GO987
Contact Information


Ken Flashberger
1221 Delanglade St.
Kaukauna, WI 54130
(920)759-9010

utu987@athenet.net

Locals Under the Jurisdiction of GO987

Meeting 2nd Sunday 6:30pm General Chairperson's Office, 1221 Delanglade St., Kaukauna, WI

David Goodson
Local President
920-915-5648
goodson581@gmail.com

Joel R Vandergeeten
Local Vice President
(920)-370-5587
joelrvan@yahoo.com

Anthony Macareo
Local Secretary
(920)279-3344
smarttd581st@gmail.com

Anthony Macareo
Local Treasurer
(920)279-3344
smarttd581st@gmail.com

Christopher Tassone


Local Legislative Representative
(920)-851-1650
cjtass1@yahoo.com

Lawrence H Courchaine
Local Alternate Legislative Representative
(920)-819-7191 larrycourchaine@gmail.com

Scott Jeffery Bartlett
Local Trustee
(920)-637-4350
jefferybartlett1969@gmail.com

James M Teal
Local Trustee
(920)-826-7815
cstjmt5@aol.com

Ryan J Wares
Local Trustee
906-428-9418
rwares77@hotmail.com

LCA Officers

Christopher Tassone
Local Chairperson
(920)-851-1650
cjtass1@yahoo.com

Jeremy J Belongie
Vice Local Chairperson (1st)
906-660-2332
utu581gld@gmail.com

Peter Steven Roberts
Vice Local Chairperson
920-246-5371
srobear@gmail.com

Justin D Wilson
Vice Local Chairperson
920-450-7145
jwilson58@new.rr.com

Anthony Macareo
Local Secretary
(920)279-3344
smarttd581st@gmail.com

Meeting 2nd Tuesday 6pm Rookies Sports Pub, 3425 Church St., Stevens Point WI

Larry J Dingus Jr.
Local President
(423)-921-4305
LRNAED42@gmail.com

Mark J Halvorsen
Local Vice President
715-340-8739
marknbeth@charter.net

Slade T Heersma
Local Secretary
715-305-6034
sladeheersma@gmail.com

Matthew Winkelman
Local Treasurer
715-340-8674
local582st@gmail.com

Ryan A Day
Local Collector
906-420-4330
ryanday582@gmail.com

Joel L Stanczyk
Local Legislative Representative
715-252-9841
jstanczyk74@gmail.com

Matthew E Humphrey
Local Trustee
715-824-5467
cnflipper@gmail.com

Jeffrey W Myhre
Local Trustee
715-252-2192
jmy1422@gmail.com

Barry D Smith
Local Trustee
715-816-4034
BarryWasARaceCarDriver@yahoo.com

LCA Officers

Edward A Anglemyer

Local Chairperson
(715)630-7694
ed.anglemyer@gmail.com

Kyle J Glodowski
Vice Local Chairperson (1st)
715-572-6414
kglodowskiutu@yahoo.com

Brian L Buza
Vice Local Chairperson
715-340-1393
bbuza@wi-net.com

Ryan A Day
Vice Local Chairperson
906-420-4330
ryanday582@gmail.com

Joel L Stanczyk
Vice Local Chairperson
715-252-9841
jstanczyk74@gmail.com

Caleb Wojtalewicz
Vice Local Chairperson
715-570-1627
calebwojtalewicz@yahoo.com

Sam P Dudley
Secretary of LCA
920-268-7963
samdud@me.com

Brian Hewitt
Local President
920-960-6291
Brhewitt673@gmail.com

Christopher Mcgough
Local Vice President
920-579-0442
pnutzpa6494@yahoo.com

Keith Laning
Local Secretary
(920)579-0466
utulocal583stklaning@yahoo.com

Keith Laning
Local Treasurer
(920)579-0466
utulocal583stklaning@yahoo.com

Mark A Koenig
Local Legislative Representative
920-979-2139
smart583lr@gmail.com

Todd Hafeman
Local Alternate Legislative Representative
920-579-1000<
smart583lr@gmail.com

Christopher J Hurtgen
Local Trustee
920-204-1804
cjhurtgen@gmail.com

Tom Matras
Local Trustee
773-318-5634
tomcoolcat76@aol.com

Craig Vandenberg
Local Trustee
262-483-0663
craigvandenberg74@icloud.com

LCA Officers

John P Potter

Local Chairperson
920-539-7502
smart583lc@gmail.com

Mackenzie R Trosper
Vice Local Chairperson (1st)
815-566-1876
smart583vlc@gmail.com

Eugene C Lund
Secretary of LCA
920-948-5369
elund68@gmail.com

Meeting 3rd Wednesday 7:30pm Beggars Pizza, 3524 Ridge Road, Lansing,

Jason D Collins
Local President
219-688-3729
jasondcollins1@hotmail.com

John I Sheskier
Local Vice President
845-820-0654
john.sheskier@yahoo.com

Everett Sanders
Local Secretary
(708)527-7227
local0740@gmail.com

Everett Sanders
Local Treasurer
(708)527-7227
local0740@gmail.com

Zachary Z Smith
Local Legislative Representative
815-474-7690
utu740clr@yahoo.com

Thomas J McCarthy
Local Alternate Legislative Representative
708-954-7971
mccarthytom15@yahoo.com

Brett Haemker
Local Trustee
708-845-7008
sfd461@yahoo.com

Thomas J McCarthy
Local Trustee
708-954-7971
mccarthytom15@yahoo.com

Zachary Z Smith
Local Trustee
815-474-7690
utu740clr@yahoo.com

LCA 987A - ELGIN JOLIET & EASTERN (JOLIET)

Christopher Croswell
Local Chairperson
708-539-4493
Thgron305@yahoo.com

Everett Sanders
Vice Local Chairperson
708-527-7227
local0740@gmail.com

LCA 987B - ELGIN JOLIET & EASTERN (KIRK)

Adam L Knipe

Local Chairperson
(219)973-3784
aknipelr740@gmail.com

Trisjen J Harris
Vice Local Chairperson
219-226-5984
trisjenharris7223@comcast.net

Meeting 3rd Wednesday 2:30pm Mr. D's Bar and Grill, 5622 Grand Ave., Duluth, MN

Kevin H Holden
Local President
218-591-0645
kholden60@gmail.com

Zachery R Bauers
Local Vice President
218-260-9300
Zachbauers@yahoo.com

Michael R Strand
Local Secretary
218-391-9761
Mstrand27@gmail.com

Casey Bergquist
Local Treasurer
218-349-4042
caseybergquist@yahoo.com

Eanne Ferguson
Local Legislative Representative
218-464-0574
efergus.cn@gmail.com

Dean Zachary
Local Trustee
715-570-6184
Zachdean7@gmail.com

Jereme R Oberpriller
Local Trustee
218-310-1443
zombiesh3ad@gmail.com

Adam B Runmark
Local Trustee
218-491-1089
adam.runmark@yahoo.com

LCA 987A - CANADIAN NATIONAL

Benjamin P Rhodes
Local Chairperson
218-464-3743
BenPrhodes@yahoo.com

Joeph D Esler
Vice Local Chairperson
218-428-5487
jesler008@gmail.com

Charles Pangrac
Vice Local Chairperson
715-374-2242
Cpangrac@gmail.com

Michael R Strand
Secretary of LCA
218-391-9761
Mstrand27@gmail.com

LCA 987B - WISCONSIN CENTRAL

Chad H Nicolai
Local Chairperson
218-591-9278
chadnicolai@gmail.com

Michael R Strand
Vice Local Chairperson
2185919278
Mstrand27@gmail.comm

Kyle K Thimm
Vice Local Chairperson
218-343-1028
utu987blc@yahoo.com

Jared J Bower
Secretary of LCA
218-591-6074
jaredbower@ymail.com

Meeting 3rd Wednesday 2:30pm Mr. D's Bar and Grill, 5622 Grand Ave., Duluth, MN

John Cozzi
Local President
218-349-9658
local1292p@gmail.com

Joshua Beyer
Local Vice President
414-702-6422
joshbeyer75@gmail.com

Aaron R Swanson
Local Secretary
218-393-7833
local1292st@gmail.com

Aaron R Swanson
Local Treasurer
218-393-7833
local1292st@gmail.com

Mickey Peterson
Local Legislative Representative
218-393-5557
mdpeterson98@yahoo.com

Dustin J Battalion
Local Alternate Legislative Representative
218-393-5557
dustinbattalion@yahoo.com

Eric D Horn
Local Trustee
218-390-9373
HORNERIC5@GMAIL.COM

Jason A Nelson
Local Trustee
218-341-2086
ja_nelson219@yahoo.com

Cody J Willis
Local Trustee
218-343-2830
CWILLIS9999@LIVE.COM

LCA 987A - DULUTH MISSABE & IRON RANGE (IR DIV)

Saint W Laurent

Local Chairperson
218-343-3647
saintlaurent@ymail.com

Jason Penney
Vice Local Chairperson (1st)
218-590-9039
jayktpenney@gmail.com

David E Braman
Secretary of LCA
715-817-8029
strikers697411@yahoo.com

LCA 987B - DM & IR (MISS DIV) (NE) (ROAD)

Mark A Beal
Local Chairperson
218-393-1148
mbeal29@gmail.com

Nocholas Moder
Vice Local Chairperson (1st)
218-251-8663
Moder.nicholas@gmail.com

Douglas W Haus
Secretary of LCA
218-391-5623
dwhaus@msn.com

Officers not shown for the above listed Locals can be found in the SMART-TD Directory on the SMART website.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

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SMART Constitution

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Recert Study Guide

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CLAIMS GUIDE

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ADDRESS CHANGE REQUEST

It is each members responsibility to make sure that their home address is updated with both the Union and the Railroad. Please take a moment to log in to the SMART Member Portal or the SMART App to verify or update your contact information as necessary.

It should be noted that Article 21B, Section 49, of the SMART Constitution states that it is the members' responsibility to keep SMART-TD apprised of their current home address. It should also be noted that in most cases, the railroads do not provide employee contact information to the unions.

In other words, if your employer has your current home address on file, it is not safe to assume that SMART-TD has that same up-to-date information on file!

In accordance with the requirements of the SMART Constitution, ratification voting will be conducted and overseen by an independent certified election services provider. Votes will be collected and tabulated using a secure telephonic voting system. In order to cast their votes, members will be required to provide the unique login information that will be mailed to their home address.

Additional information regarding the upcoming ratification vote, including the exact dates for mailing and tabulation of ballots, will be distributed to our members following the conclusion of the current Question and Answer period.

A link to the SMART Member Portal can be found here: https://smart-union.org/members/

The SMART Union app is available by texting the word APP to 67336 or for download on Apple's App Store or Google Play.

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