Smart Sheet Metal Local 511

SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, is one of North America’s most dynamic and diverse unions.  SMART Local 511 in Manitoba builds strong relationships  between members and the contractors in the industry they serve and produces a work environment that invites respect and rewards excellence.

At the end of the day, Local 511 make our contractor’s business  stronger than the day before.

In this video, General President Sellers discusses the SMART Month of Community Action taking place from coast to coast along with

Recent News

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, many across our vast country will be celebrating and remembering the history that made Canada the great nation it is today.  Labour played a key role in that history, by fighting for rights and improving conditions for all workers, both represented and unrepresented alike. Our forefathers in the Labour movement fought hard on issues like hour of work, decent wages, health and safety, maternity leave and more.

Tiffany Newman, a 37 year old mother of three and member of Local 276 is profiled in Roofing BC Magazine.  Not only has she fulfilled the role as a pioneer in the roofing industry but she has given back to her local community as well by serving as a member of the Shawligan Lake volunteer fire department.   Not only did she start her apprenticeship at the local, but she now serves as a foreman at Alpha Roofing and Cladding.

The SMART Education Team has been hard at work during the first half of 2017, delivering trainings to our membership and their representatives throughout the U.S. and Canada.  

As I was writing this article, nearly eighteen months have passed since the Federal election that saw the Liberals swept into power under the leadership of (now) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.