G.C.A. 505 Officers

Anthony Simon

General Chairperson

Vincent Tessitore

Vice General Chairperson

Michael Denn



Local Chairpersons

Joseph Castaldo

Eugene Chino

Michael Denn

Jeffery Finn

Anthony Lavoratore

Christopher Leathers

Christopher Smith

Vincent Tessitore

Jason Valdemira

G.C. Anthony Simon on scene of Hall Interlocking Derailment

For Your Information

   There is a memo that has been circulating regarding a settlement for the Kronos Cyberattack.

   It stated,“A federal court has preliminarily approved a settlement of a class action lawsuit involving the December 2021 cyberattack that interrupted Kronos operations and impacted employees of Kronos customers, including the LIRR.” SMART was not involved in this lawsuit but if you feel that you are entitled  to any losses because  of the cyberattack follow the link for more information. http://www.kronosprivatecloudsettlement.com

SMART Leadership continuing to pave the way and provide for our members.

SMART Resolution of Matters Cover Letter


“Our Union will work this from every side to ensure our member’s safety. We will never stop!”

– Anthony Simon

"Our Vice G.C. did an amazing job addressing the MTA Board." Anthony Simon

G.C. Anthony Simon unveils Grand Central Madison  at Opening Ceremony

G.C. Simon and Committee tour new GCM station

Governor Hochul celebrates completion of “Phase 1” on 3rd Track project. General Chairman Simon praise the men and women of Labor!

General Chairperson Anthony Simon meets President Biden after Gateway Project Press Conference.

You asked for it and we made it happen!

Updated Information


Please be advised that the Pension Seminar scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2023 has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 11:00AM at Hillside Facility, Classrooms A, B, C, D (4th floor).  The seminar is being offered during the day for any employees who have a relief day and/or who work at night and are unable to attend the other planned Pension Seminars scheduled later in the afternoon.   If you are an employee within 5 years of retirement, please feel free to join us.  Our guest speakers will include representation from Railroad Retirement Board, MTA Consolidated Pension and Benefits Department and Empower (formerly Prudential).

Please RSVP your attendance via email only if you are planning to attend in person (building maximum capacity 75 people) and include your name and BSC# to one of the following individuals: alesia.ali@mtahq.org, stephanie.ross@mtahq.org or danea.thomas@mtahq.org.

If you wish to join the Pension Seminar via Zoom– please register your attendance via the link provided below.  Please be advised that we are only accepting registration for this event date and time ONLY.   We appreciate your understanding.

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar for the scheduled date.


General President Sellers tours Elmont Station and UBS Arena

 Senator Kennedy tours Elmont Station with General Chairman Anthony Simon

Letters from the General Chairman

Political Support Letters

Governor Hochul visits crews at Great Neck Station after Ida.

“What makes a union

strong is the resolve

of it’s membership”-

Anthony Simon

The confidential Close Call

Reporting System (C3RS) 

is a partnership between

NASA , the FRA, Participating railroads

and labor organizations.  It is designed to

improve railroad safety by collecting and

studying reports detailing unsafe conditions

and events in the railroad industry.

Employees will be able to report

safety issues or “close calls” voluntarily

and confidentially.