SMART Transportation hosts rail rally

Members of SMART Transportation held a solidarity rally this afternoon to show support for rail workers during the times of negotiations. Workers, family and friends gathered on Garfield Avenue holding picket signs and showing their support for union workers.

SMART Transportation’s Legislative Director in Minnesota stated that they were there in support of conductors, engineers, yard masters and other laborers as they picket for rail labor. He also said that it was not a protest, but a “solidarity rally and informational picket” and that they are fighting for crew size and more paid sick days.