• July 29, 2014

  • Local Union No. 798, Mobile, Alabama

    Immediately need 2 welders with current welding papers for one month working 5/10s in Panama City, Florida at Paper Mill.  IMPACT drug testing. Also, need connectors and certified welders for various projects in the Mobile, Alabama area working 5/10s.  Contact the local union before traveling at (251) 645-2477 (7/28/14)
  • Local 70, Louisville, Kentucky

    Immediately need rodman on long-term project working 5-10's and 1-8.  Drug testing will be required.  Call Local 70 before traveling at (502) 637-8796 (7/28/14)
  • Local 577, Burlington, Iowa

    immediately need 20 rodmen for job working 6-10s - must have OSHA 10 within last 2 years or OSHA 30 - $70 per day per diem - before traveling contact the local at 319-752-6951 (7/28/14)
  • Local 11, Newark, New Jersey

    Immediately need rodmen, structural ironworkers and certified welders, with current papers.  Only those current with the IMPACT system need apply.  Please call the Local before traveling at 973-338-3777 (7/25/14)
  • Local 58, New Orleans, LA and Local 623, Baton Rouge, LA

    Need steel erection superintendents for various projects across the State of Louisiana.  Contact Local 58 at 504-943-6663 or Local 623 at 225-357-3262 for more information. (7/17/14)
  • Local 135, Galveston, Texas

    need journeymen ironworkers for upcoming Beaumont area maintenance job for structural, welding, bolt up, fabrication and connecting - 40 hours per week - no travel pay - rate $27.30 -also need ironworker riggers with NCCCO Level 1 or Level 2 or NCCER certified plus for upcoming outages in August and September 2014; drug testing and clean background required – rate $27.30 – contact the local at 409-935-2421 (7/15//14)
  • Local 89, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    immediately need rodmen - contact the local at 319-365-8675 (7/10/14)
  • Local 263, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

    Immediately need wire welders with 232 certification - paying $4.00 above scale - also need connectors and detail hands with one inch stick certification for a job in El Paso, Texas working 6-10s.  Contact West Texas Business Agent Jerrod Strange at 817-371-7574 or email at (7/3/14)

  • Local 709, Savannah, GA

    IMMEDIATELY NEED JOURNEYMEN RODMEN for job at Vogtle Nuclear Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia  - also need Journeymen Riggers and Welders. All welders must pass SMAW and either FCAW or GMAWP. OSHA 10, 7 year background and 5 year work history. A valid drivers license is required. Journeyman $26.64 hr and welders $27.64 + $5.00 incentive from employer (welders only). Please contact local 709 at 912-748-5259 for more information (7/3/14)
  • Local 846, Georgia

    IMMEDIATELY NEED JOURNEYMEN RODMEN for job at Vogtle Nuclear Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia - must pass 7 year background check - must have OSHA 10 - contact the local for additional information at 803-644-2187 or toll free 866-336-9163 (7/3/14)
  • Local 512, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

    immediately need reinforcing and certified post tension ironworkers for various jobs - some per diem and overtime - contact the local at 651-489-1488 (6/9/14)
  • Local 482, Austin, TX

    IMMEDIATELY need 6 Welders & 6 Journeyman for various jobsites in the Austin area. Working 5-10's & one 8 - must have OSHA, be IMPACT eligible & Welders need welding certifications. Contact the Hall for more information 512-385-2500 (6/2/14)
  • Local 377, San Francisco, California

    need Journeyman Rebar Hands in the Bay Area - prior to traveling contact dispatch Terry Dunnigan at  415-285-3880  ext  115 (4/30/14)
  • Local 847, Omaha, Nebraska

    Immediately need reinforcing ironworkers - background check, OSHA 10 and current dues required -contact the LU847 office in Omaha - 402-731-2490 (4/11/14)
  • Local 55, Toledo, OH

    immediately need 12 red badge rodmen for Davis Bessey Nuclear Plant in Monroe, Michigan - job working 6-10s - drug testing required - contact the local at 419-385-6613 (2/21/14)

Ironworker Facts

  • In its 115 year history, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers has been led by just twelve general presidents-Edward Ryan, John Butler, Frank Buchanan, Frank Ryan, James McClory, Paul Morrin, John Lyons Sr., John Lyons Jr., Juel Drake, Jake West, Joseph Hunt, and Walter Wise.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of ironworkers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The need to rehabilitate, maintain, and replace a growing number of older bridges is expected to drive employment growth, as will the ongoing construction of large projects, such as high-rise buildings. Job opportunities should be best in metropolitan areas, where most large construction projects take place.
  • With the completion of every job, it has been a tradition of the Iron Workers to celebrate with a “Topping Out” ceremony when the last beam of the building or bridge is set in place. The tradition is usually done with a Christmas tree, a flag, and an Iron Workers banner, which are hoisted and displayed on the final beam. Traditionally, the last beam is signed by all the ironworkers who worked on that project, representing both their skills employed and their pride in the completed structure.
  • The first shop local of the International, Local 40 (Newark, N.J.), was chartered in 1902 and was designated as "Inside Architectural Bridge and Structural Iron Workers."
  • Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 28 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts.

    While only 19 percent of nonunion workers have guaranteed pensions, fully 78 percent of union workers do.

    More than 84 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but only 64 percent of nonunion workers do. Unions help employers create a more stable, productive workforce—where workers have a say in improving their jobs.

    Unions help bring workers out of poverty and into the middle class. In fact, in states where workers don’t have union rights, workers’ incomes are lower.

  • Close to 10,000 participants have completed approximately 400,000 hours of training during the 29 years of the Annual Ironworker Instructor Training Program.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook handbook predicts faster-than-average job growth the next eight years for carpenters, masons and iron and steel workers across the nation.