Outside Local Union Jobline



  • August 5, 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 89, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Immediate Need Starting August 17Structural Ironworkers/Certified Riggers/Certified Welders needed for new constructional at a plant in Cedar Rapids. Job will start working 5-10’s and possibly more. No per diem.
    Please call the Hall to be put on the list 319-365-8675

    Immediate Need – Wind farm in St Ansgar, Iowa. White Construction working 6-10’s plus, $40 per day per-diem, $47.09 total package. Looking for climbers, etc. Wind turbine experience is preferred but not necessary.

    Please contact the local union hall for information 319-365-8675

    Immediate Need – Wind farm in St Ansgar, Iowa. White Construction working 6-10’s plus, $40 per day per-diem, $47.09 total package. Looking for climbers, etc. Wind turbine experience is preferred but not necessary.

    Please contact the local union hall for information 319-365-8675

    Immediate Need – Wind farm in St Ansgar, Iowa. White Construction working 6-10’s plus, $40 per day per-diem, $47.09 total package. Looking for climbers, etc. Wind turbine experience is preferred but not necessary.

    Please contact the local union hall for information 319-365-8675

  • LU 28, Richmond, VA

    Immediate Need
    Structural JIW's needed at VCU Children’s Hospital downtown Richmond, VA.
    Scale is $28.07, working 5/9’s, no per diem
    MUST have OSHA 10 and be able to pass a hair follicle drug test
    Contact: Business Agent - Blue Catlett (804)836-2993 or blue@iw28.org

  • LU 440, Utica, NY

    Immediate Need
    Local 440 Utica NY has an immediate need for  experienced reinforcing, structural, windmill & finish Iron Workers. 
    Scale is 29.75 in the check & 27.59 benefits. No per diem. Overtime available. Background check  may be required. If interested, call Robert Cole BM (315) 223-1477 or email ironworkers440@gmail.com Call before traveling.
  • LU 60, Syracuse, NY

    Immediate Need

    Local 60 is in need of 35 structural ironworkers for three large projects in the Syracuse, NY area, Precast Erection Foreman, Connectors, JIW’s, detail & decking crews, bolting -up, and welders. 
    Work schedule 6 to 7 days – 10 to 12 hours – 8 to 10 months. Wages $30.75 + benefits $26.35.  Per diem is being offered on some projects. 
    Please call the union hall 315-422-8200 can also email John or Matt at busmgr@ironworkers60.orgmatt.ac@ironworkers60.org

  • LU 25, Detroit, MI


    There is an outage starting Saturday August 15, 2020 at the Ford Motor Plant in Wayne MI. We will need 125 ironworkers for 3 weeks working 7-10’s.  Must have OSHA 30 and a current drug test. 
    Please call our 24/7 voicemail 248-912-9816 and leave your name, book number and phone number. Your name will be added to the list and you can expect a call back in 24-72 hours.  Please do not travel until you are called. We also have other structural and reinforcing jobs to fill in various cities. 

    LOCAL 25 needs Structural hands, Certified Stick Welders and Conveyor Hands 
    Work hours are between 40 hours, 6-10s and 7-10s
    No Per Diem, however discounted, reasonably priced rooms available through Extended Stay American.
    Please call our Dispatch line 248-305-9282 (7am to 3pm EST Monday thru Friday)
    Or call our 24/7 voice mail 248-912-9816 leave your name; book number and phone number. 

    Also need to 120 IW’s for Shutdown August 15th at Ford Plant in Wayne, Michigan.  We are starting our list now. 

    Immediate Need
    Structural Ironworkers/Certified Riggers/Certified Welders needed for various overtime jobs throughout the Detroit area. Jobs are working 5-10's, 6-10's and 7-10's. No per diem.
    Must have current IMPACT drug test and OSHA 30. Please call Dispatch @ 248-305-9282 from 7am-3pm or Doug Washburn, Downriver BA @ 248-912-9814

    Immediate Need:

    Multiple jobs thru out the East side of Detroit Ranging from 5 weeks to 3 months
    7-10s and 7-12s
    Day shift and night shift
    Some certified welders needed, most of the work being inside the Car Plants
    Contact Jimmy Horvath at 248-755-2398.  Please leave your name and book # if you get his voicemail
    No Per diem
    Negotiated room rates, $38.00 single and $48.00 double.  Bring a Partner

  • LU 207, Youngstown, OH

    Immediate Need - LU 207 has an immediate need for structural JIW's at the (new) General Motor's Battery Plant, Lordstown, OH.
    Work schedule is 6 days - 10 hours - 12 to 18 months.  No per diem is offered at this time. 
    The JIW package is $56.34/Hourly $30.25.
    Must have OSHA 10 minimum and IMPACT drug card within a year. 
    Please call the union hall at (330) 758-9777 if interested.

  • LU 29, Portland, OR

    Immediate Need

    Immediate need- Structural JIW’s– Local 29 has 10+ calls for Journeyman Rodman, & 20+ open calls for Certified Wire Welders (D1.& D1.8), & Structural hands for contractors within our jurisdiction, which covers all of Oregon & 6 counties of SW Washington.    

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

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

    Please call the hall before you travel. Member must be in good standings & current on dues with your home Local.

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


  • LU 75, Phoenix, AZ

    IMMEDIATE NEED  - Local 75 has open calls for Wire Welders in the Phoenix area. 

    The JIW package is $48.74/wage $27.80. 5 days 40 hours a week. There is no per-diem. 

    If you are interested please report to the hall during dispatch hours Mon-Fri 6:00 – 8:30 am. Phone number (602) 268-1449. We do not dispatch over the phone.



  • LU 12, Albany, NY

    Immediate Need
    For reinforcing ironworkers for various jobs within Local 12 jurisdiction.

    rate is $31.55 an hour in the check, with an additional $3.75 in the annuity with raises coming on July 1, 2020, to $32.10 an hour with $3.95 in the annuity.

    Contact the union hall at (518) 435-0470. Business ManagerJohn Bissaillon, email: jrbissaillon@iwl12.org.  Also President/Agent Scott Allen, email: scallen@iwl12.org.
  • 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.