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

LaborPress.org honors General Chairperson Anthony Simon with the Labor Leadership Award

General Chairperson Simon outlines the details of proposed Contract.

Metro-North Track Local 808 invite G.C. Simon to speak to members on the importance of Unionization

       As contract talks are ongoing, General Chairman Anthony Simon and members of the General Committee meet with the new SMART General President, Michael Coleman, in Washington DC. Coleman pledges his full support to SMART members on Long Island and will provide whatever assistance necessary to achieve our goals.

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

Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg speaks on the progress of the Gateway Project.

General Chairperson Simon meets with Secretary Buttigieg

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

You asked for it and we made it happen!

Updated Information

     The MTA Defined Benefit Pension Seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 4:30PM at JCC 5th floor- Conference Rooms A&B .   If you are an employee within 5 years of retirement, please feel free to register.  The in-person 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 120 people) and include your name and BSC# to 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.          




After registering, you will receive an email confirmation 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

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!

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.