Outside Local Union Jobline


  • April 19, 2018

  • Local 135, Galveston, Texas

    Job in Beaumont, TX

    Immediately Need - Journeyman IW with TWIC card, clean background, able to pass hair follicle drug test - NCCCO Rigging and Signalman Certified.  $31.00 Hr .

    Also in need of - JIW Welder with TWIC card, clean background, able to pass hair follicle drug test - 5 days - $29.50Hr -  Contact the local at 409-935-2421 (4/19/18)
  • Local 417, Newburgh, New York

    IMMEDIATE NEED:  Looking for 10 certified welders for RSR, a battery recycling plan in Middletown, N.Y.  Ironworkers Local 417 has the maintenance contract at the plant.  Must be able to wear a respirator all day due to the conditions at the plant.  Must be able to pass a hair drug test.  Term of the job is 1 to 3 years with possibility of permanent employment.  Complete package is $82.71.  Call 845-566-8417 ASAP.  (4/16/18)

  • Local 848 - Charleston, SC

    Need JIW's for Structural job. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Sub Part R card, OSHA 10 or 30 within last 5 years, IMPACT drug test within last 30 days or the ability to pass one. Job is working 5-10's and every other Saturday, 2-3 month's work, scale is $25/hr, no per diem. Call the Hall @ 843-552-1554 before traveling. Contractor only hires in on Mondays and Wednesdays (4/11/18)


  • Local Union 28, Richmond, VA

    IMMEDIATE NEED: Structural IW's - Glass Hands - Certified Wire and Stick Welders for various jobs in the Richmond Area.
    Please contact BM Tony Suttles at the local for details at 804-716-2081 (3/26/18)

    IMMEDIATE NEED - Certified 232 Wire Welders - 6/10's
    Please contact BA Kevin Poole at the local for details at 804-716-2081 (4/5/18)
  • Local Union 21 - Omaha, NE

    We are in need of 10 men for a long term project currently working 5-9s and an 8 will be going to 6-10’s in 2 weeks. Must have an OSHA 10 OR 30 within the last 5 years. Need at least current stick papers and take a pre-employment drug test or be current on IMPACT drug testing. No per diem. Please contact the local union hall for information 402-333-0276.

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.