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S.M.A.R.T. Website

Monday, August 5th, 2013

A new web site has been initiated at The web site has news and posts commonly asked questions about the merged union. Members can submit questions to ask by clicking on the top of the opening page.

General Committee elections held May 3rd

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

On May 3, 2011, the MP Upper Line General Committee held elections for officers for the next term. Elected to positions were:  General Chairman – Al Nowlin (0349),  Associate General Chairman (full time posiiton)  – Terry Dixon (1216),  Associate General Chairman (Enginemen) – John Butler (0533),  Associate General Chairman (Trainmen) – Brian Doogan (0979),  Vice General Chairman – Frank Evans (0656)  and Secretary of the GCA – Jake Moore (1403).

From an Archive File **

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

In 1958, the attached letter was submitted to the Secretary of BLF&E Lodge 109 in St. Louis, Missouri. It was from Local Chairman J. E. Pace and requested that the lodge pay him his time lost on his freight turn when he layed off to represent a member in an investigation. The amount of time lost for his turn was $45.00. – – Lost wages to Lodge

UTU Dues Structure

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

The structure of UTU dues is important for members to be familiar with. The attached 2 page document shows the structure and a breakdown of each Department and Committee. This document may be viewed by clicking = Dues and dues structure (2).

We invite a comparison of wages, benefits, protection and working conditions on Railroads that UTU represents workers to any non-union Railroad or Railroad that workers are represented only by another Organization. With such a comparison, anyone would readily see that the dues paid for UTU are well worth the investment.

UTU Disability Income / Protection Program

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

The experience of the General Committee of Adjustment has been that the UTU Program is far superior in offering protection at times of critical need than any other program of so-called “job insurance”. – – Discipline Income Protection Program

Updates to the site

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Local Chairmen Dennis Wolk and John Butler have been asked to assist with the web site. We are in the process of making updates and a few changes and hope that you find it to be a useful tool.

Awards Section Updated

Friday, December 19th, 2008

We’ve added awards 6-10 to PLB 7178. Please visit the awards section to view these updates.