Outside Local Union Jobline



  • June 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 29, Portland, OR

    Immediate Need
    JIW certified wire welders (D1.& D1.8), structural hands and rodmen.

    Local 29 has 15+ open calls for AWS certified wire welders (D1.& D1.8) and structural hands, and 10+ calls for journeyman rodmen

    Our jurisdiction covers all of Oregon and six counties of SW Washington.   

    JIW package is $67.11/Hourly $38.00. Per diem not guaranteed, but some jobs qualify depending on availability and location per agreement.

    Must have six-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 your home local.

    Phone: (503) 774-0777

    Office Location: 11620 NE Ainsworth Cir #200, Portland, OR 97220

  • LU 25, Detroit, MI

    Immediate Need
    Certified structural ironworkers and certified welders needed for various overtime jobs though out the Detroit area.  Must have current drug test and OSHA 30.

    Please call dispatch at (248) 305-9282 from 7am to 3pm

    Manpower Need

    Contractor: Kiewit Power
    Location: Blue Water Energy Center, East China, Michigan

    5-10s and 8 on Saturday. Day and night shift available. 10% night shift premium

    Contact: Business Agent Wayne Coffell at (810) 922-9085

    20 Structural, detail ironworkers needed. Must have OSHA 10 OR 30 and MUST be able to pass a drug test. 

    Location: Amazon Project in Pontiac, Michigan

    5-10s and 8 on Saturday.

    Contact: Business Agent Jimmy Horvath at (248) 755-2398

  • LU 60, Syracuse, NY

    Local 60 is in need of structural ironworkers for a five-story Amazon project in Syracuse, NY. Connectors, detail and decking crews, bolting up and welders.

    Work schedule 6 days – 10 hours – 8 months.

    Wages $30.75 + benefits $26.35.

    Please call the union hall 315-422-8200. Can also email John or Matt at busmgr@ironworkers60.org, matt.ac@ironworkers60.org.

  • 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
  • LU 440, Utica, NY

    Immediate Need
    Local 440 has an immediate need for 25 experienced reinforcing ironworkers.

    Scale is $29.25 in the check and $27.59 benefits. No per diem. Overtime available.

    Background check is required. If interested, call Robert Cole, BM (315) 223-1477 or email ironworkers440@gmail.com. Call before traveling.
  • LU 75, Phoenix, AZ

    Immediate Need
    Local 75 has open calls for experienced reinforcing hands.

    The JIW package is $48.74/wage $27.80. There is no per diem.

    If you are interested please report to the hall during dispatch hours Mon-Fri 6:00 – 7:30 am. Local 75 does not dispatch over the phone. Most jobs are in the Phoenix area, zone pay will apply if working outside the Tucson or Phoenix areas. Dispatch number (602) 268-1449 Ext 12 (6-7:30 am)

    Business Agent (602) 268-1449 Ext 19

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.