Outside Local Union Jobline


  • February 21, 2019

  • Local 28, Richmond, VA

    IMMEDIATE NEED 2 certified stick welders need in Ronoake Va. Working 4-10s NO per diem.  Contact BA Kevin Poole 804-716-2081.  (2/13/19) 

  • LU 512, North Dakota

    Immediate  Need - 232 Wire Welders & Detail Hands needed for a job located in  Minot, ND at the Trinity hospital working 6-9 1/2s for 3 months.  $50 per diem - per day of work -  Contact BA Marc Jurek at 701-663-4266 (2/12/19)
  • Local 263, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

    Immediate Need Structural JIW's, bolt-up/decking/ welding, stick /wire/misc. for various jobs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. $23.75 on check.  All jobs working 6 days a week or more. Call Mark 817/640-0202.   (1/10/19)
  • LU 29, Portland OR

    Immediate need- Local 29 is looking for JIW’s with Decking experience and 232 Wire Welders (D1.1 & D1.8) for multiple contractors within our jurisdiction, which covers all of Oregon & 6 counties of SW Washington. JIW package is $65.11 / Hourly $37.00. PER DIEM NOT GUARENTEED but some jobs qualify depending on availability. Pre-employment drug test required. Phone: 503-774-0777

    Office Location: 11620 NE Ainsworth Cir #200, Portland, OR 97220  (1/7/19)

  • Local 377, San Francisco, California

    Immediate Need- San Francisco Bay Area- JIW Structural, JIW Rodmen, 232 and D1.8 Welders, experienced deckers and experienced finishers for many projects in the area. Travelers MUST be current on Impact DT and have current home Local receipts; Welders MUST have current 232, D1.1, D1.8 3G/4g certifications. Current JIW scale is $40.00 base wage +$5 per Hour Vacation +Benefits. Please contact the office if you are coming into the area 415 285 3880. (1/2/19)

  • LU 55, Toledo, Ohio

    Rodbusters and Pre- Engineered Metal Bldg hands needed at various locations.

    Immediately Needed
    : Sheeters 5-10’s and a possible 8, $25 a day per diem per 8 hour work day with a $150.00  reimbursement after 30 days for steel toe boots with receipt. 

    Please email BA Bob Mapes at  bob@iw55.org.  (12/20/18)

  • Local 75, Phoenix, AZ

    Immediate Need – Journeymen Structural, Rodmen and certified stick & wire welders.  Current JIW scale is $26.00 + benefits.  Please contact the Union hall for information (602) 268-1449 Ext. 11. (5/15/18) 



Ironworker Facts

  • In its 119-year history, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers has been led by just thirteen 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, Walter Wise and Eric Dean.
  • 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.

  • Over 10,000 participants have completed approximately 400,000 hours of training during the 30 years of the Annual Ironworker Instructor Training Program.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a 22 percent increase in ironworker employment opportunities from 2012 to 2022.