Welcome to the Official Website of the
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 235. This is a place for all members to visit to see what is going on in their respective areas. We intend to provide our members with responsible information, fun facts, and general communications on the actions and events of our Union.
The Sheet Metal Workers' International Association (SMWIA) serves to protect and raise the living standards of over 150,000 skilled men and women employed throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. We work in the construction, manufacturing, service, railroad and shipyard industries.
The SMWIA strives to establish and maintain desirable working conditions for its members through their employers. Doing so provides them that measure of comfort, happiness, and security to which every member is entitled to in return for his or her highly trained and skilled labor.
The SMWIA is affiliated with the "http://www.clc-ctc.ca" Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
Windsor and Detroit are connected by the Ambassador Bridge (North America's busiest international cargo crossing), Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, Canadian Pacific Railway Tunnel, and Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry.
The Windsor-Essex Region is the leading transportation hub for rail, truck, air, and deepwater shipping, with over 50 trucking companies, 5 air cargo carriers, and 16 major docking facilities on the Great Lakes. These services are complemented with over 30 custom house brokers and a wide range of services to facilitate import/export of goods.
We can reach 25 million people within 250 miles. This Region is a significant Canadian automotive centre: Research, Technology & Manufacturing has grown into a $30 billion industry, and there are 24 auto assembly plants within 160 km. We have over 500 auto-industry related companies 90% of vehicle assembly plants are within a day's trucking time Chrysler Canada headquarters are located here, as well as large Ford and GM plants.