• January 29, 2015

  • Local 21, Omaha, Nebraska

    Need 10 welders for pre-outage/outage at Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Station - make or break welding test - must have qualified riggers card - $5.00 an hour stay pay - Call
    the local at 402-333-0276 (1/29/15)
  • Local 623, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    IMMEDIATELY need red badge ironworkers for River Bend Nuclear Station - contact Chip at 225-357-3262 (1/28/15)
  • Local 70, Louisville, Kentucky

    need rodmen - journeymen and foremen for long term project working 5-10s and some Saturdays - journeyman rate $26.97; foremen rate $28.97 - Health/Welfare $6.35; Pension $8.90 and Annuity $4.00 - drug testing will be required - call Local 70 before traveling at (502) 637-8796 (1/28/15)
  • Local 577, Burlington, Iowa

    Need 15 wire feed welders.  Must pass make or break test; alcohol swab and drug test and have OSHA 10 (less than 2 years) or OSHA 30; working 6-10's plus $70 per day per diem.  Please call Local at 319-752-6951 before traveling (1/27/15)
  • Local 66, San Antonio, Texas


    immediately need fifteen (15) Journeyman Ironworkers for a job in Gregory, Texas working 6-10’s, IMPACT drug testing required, scale is $20.80 per hour total package $26.93, $250.00 per week per diem.  Contact Bobby Esparza at 210-532-5237 or email at  (1/7/15)

  • Local 84, Houston, Texas

    need journeyman connectors with OSHA 10 or 30, Subpart R steel erection, and qualified rigger and signalmen certifications.  The job will be working in Bryan, Texas at Texas ATM stadium, Kyle Field.  This job will have 60+ hours a week with per diem based upon job performance.  The contractor has specified that this is a big iron job that needs men who have connected in the past and are aware of what the job entails as a connector.  If interested you need to email your certifications to  Call 713-928-3361 and ask for Eric (1/6/15)


  • Local 21, Sioux City, Iowa Sub Office

    need 5 welders for job starting January 7 - must pass on site welding and drug test - job working 5-10s - $26.70 per hour plus $50 per day per diem - contact 712-252-1761 or 712-420-7680 (12/22/14)

  • Local 89, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    immediately need certified welders for job with possible overtime - contact the local at 319-365-8675 (12/16/14)

  • Local 135, Galveston, Texas

    rigging jobs starting in December – rate $28.70 – job working 2 shifts of 6-10s for 5-8 months - contact the local at 409-935-2421 (11/14/14)
  • Local 709, Savannah, GA

    IMMEDIATELY NEED JOURNEYMEN 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, Int'l Rigging Certs, 7 year background and 5 year work history. A valid drivers license is required. Journeyman $26.74 hr and welders $28.74 + $5.00 incentive from employer (welders only). Please contact local 709 at 912-748-5259 for more information (9/30/14)
  • Local 512, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

    immediately need reinforcing and certified post tension ironworkers for various jobs - one job working 6-10s and jobs outside metro area with per diem - also need structural and bar joist ironworkers - certifications are a must: OSHA 10/30, MSHA, stick and wire - jobs currently working 5-8s with some overtime - jobs outside metro area with per diem - please have current dues receipt before arriving in Local 512 - contact the local at 651-489-1488 (8/4/14)
  • 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 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 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)

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.