While the Ironworkers Union is made up of its members, we need constant outreach to workers in non-union companies. We cannot succeed as a union without a growing membership, and outreach to non-union workers--who know firsthand how brutal life is when you're not a member--is vital to our continued existence.
The Organizing Department is deeply involved in outreach to non-union workers. Frequently, the Organizing Department joins with non-union workers to protest poor working conditions at non-union companies. We will occasionally announce actions around the country in solidarity with non-union workers, and we will call upon our members in those localities to participate. We also need our members to participate in Construction Organizing Membership Education Training, or COMET, classes, where workers learn about the importance of organizing.