Outside Local Union Jobline



  • October 21, 2020

    Due to COVID-19 and state-by-state travel restrictions and guidelines, please contact the district council in your area for job availability.  For any job posted on the jobline, please inquire before travel to any job site.  Stay safe.

  • LU 60, Syracuse, NY

    Immediate Need

    5 certified fluxcore welders for Amazon project in Syracuse, NY, working 7-12 hour days, per diem $100 per day. 

    10 structural ironworkers and 4 certified stick welders for the Amazon project. Work schedule 6 days – 10 hours – 4 months. Wages $30.75 + benefits $26.35. No per diem. Please call the union hall 315-422-8200 can also email John or Matt at busmgr@ironworkers60.orgmatt.ac@ironworkers60.org

  • LU 29, Portland, OR

    Immediate Need
    10 JIW Certified Wire Welders (D1.1 & D1.8) and 15 JIW structural hands for contractors within Local 29 jurisdiction, which covers all of Oregon and six counties of SW Washington.    

    JIW package is $69.11/Hourly $39.10. Per diem not guaranteed, but some jobs will qualify depending on availability & location per agreement.

    Must have 6-month current IMPACT/DFW screening, be able to pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screening, and e-verify.

    Please call the hall before you travel. Member must be in good standings and current on dues with home local.

    Phone: (503) 774-0777
    Office location: 11620 NE Ainsworth Cir #200, Portland, OR 97220

  • LU 495, Albuquerque, NM

    Immediate Need
    20 to 30 ironworkers working 6-10s, possible Sundays for select crews. Welders with FCAW D1.8 current certs, decking, bolt up, raising gang foreman and detail foreman.

    No per diem. Hair follicle test.

    Call Mike Herrera at (505) 242-9124 for more information.
  • LU 440, Utica, NY

    Immediate Need

    Local 440 has an immediate need for  experienced reinforcing, structural, windmill and finish ironworkers.
    Scale is $29.75 in the check and $27.59 benefits. No per diem. Overtime available. Background check may be required.

    If interested, call Business Manager Robert Cole at (315) 223-1477 or email ironworkers440@gmail.com. Call before traveling. 

  • LU 482, Austin, TX

    Immediate Need

    12-Structural journeyman ironworkers
    12-Ornamental ironworkers
    5-Certified welders (must have current papers through AWS)

    Various jobs in the Austin area.

    All must have OSHA 10 minimum and IMPACT UA within 30 days before start of job. Most jobs working overtime. No per diem offered at this time.

    Call the hall for more information (512) 385-2500.

Ironworker Facts

  • In its 123-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.