About the SMART TD Auxiliary

The SMART TD Auxiliary is a non-profit organization for persons age 16 years and over related or married to members of SMART TD or the Auxiliary or a transportation union member as well as active and retired SMART TD members and employees of SMART TD, General Committees and State Legislative Boards and staff at the Legislative Office in DC.

Membership in the Auxiliary brings together an association of people with similar interests. It will also help you to better understand the work of SMART TD and the importance of the union to your spouse or relative’s job.

The SMART TD Auxiliary is non-sectarian and non-partisan. As a member of a subordinate lodge in the United States, you will have an opportunity to participate in community affairs and become informed on important legislation affecting railroad, bus  and airline families.


  • Unite the families of the SMART Transportation Division;

  • Promote their welfare, socially, morally, and intellectually;

  • Promote the professionalism of our lodges by securing educational development processes and speakers of interest.

  • Increase the understanding of various railway, bus and airline issues.

  • Further the acceptability and the understanding of legislative issues.

  • Provide a forum of the exploration and aspects of interest and encourage exchanges of information among members.

Membership Eligibility:

  • A spouse or relative of a member of  SMART TD(formerly the UTU), Auxiliary or other transportation union 

  • Employees of SMART TD at the International.

  • Staff of General Committees, State Legislative Boards or Legislative Office in DC.

  • Active and Retired SMART TD/UTU members.

The Auxiliary supports SMART TD PAC

The SMART TD Political Action Committee (SMART TD PAC) is the SMART TD’s voluntary legislative and political arm.

Members of the Auxiliary support SMART TD's efforts to help its friends in Congress and in the state legislatures by donating some of their time and proceeds from fundraising events to this important cause.


Through SMART TD PAC, we work to help those people who recognize the problems which affect railroad, bus and airline workers and their families, and who will work toward enacting laws which will protect our interests.

  • SMART TD PAC contributes to qualified state and national political candidates, regardless of party affiliation.

  • SMART TD PAC protects the interests of active and retired members and safeguards laws, working conditions and pension rights.

  • SMART TD PAC has well-organized advisory committees in 47 states and an office in Washington, D. C.


Assisting the community

Members of the Auxiliary and its subordinate lodges work to assist in their communities by working with charitable organizations or through monetary donations. In the past few years, the Auxiliary has worked with Autism Speaks, American Red Cross, ALS Association, Coats for Kids and Harvest for Hunger on both local and national levels.

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