Outside Local Union Jobline


  • March 20, 2017

  • Local 798, Mobile, Alabama

    need welders with current red badge for job working 4-10s for 4 weeks - scale $25.90 no per diem - contact the local before traveling at 251-645-2477 ​(3/20/17)
  • Local 321, Little Rock, Arkansas

    IMMEDIATELY need red badged riggers working for Mammoet USA for outage at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville, AR - job working 6-12s - contact the local at 501-374-3705 (3/20/17)
  • Local 135, Galveston, Texas

    Need 4 journeyman stick welders with TWIC card, clean background  check, able to pass hair follicle test and must have driver's license - also must be able to pass make or break weld test - job working 40 hours - $29.00 scale  - no per diem - contact the local before traveling at 409-935-2421 (3/16/17)
  • Local 387, Atlanta, GA

    Immediately - Projects in and around Atlanta, Georgia.  Connectors, Structural Ironworkers, Certified 233 wire / stick welders needed.  Must have current IMPACT drug test. Must possess International Crane / Rigging training.  Must have driver’s license, non-laminated social security card, OSHA 10 and SUB Part R.  International Cranes / Rigging, OSHA 30, First Aid/ CPR must be obtained within four months of being dispatched.  Must be able to work full schedule.  Per Diem on some projects.  Contact Local #387 at 404-505-0022 if interested (3/10/17) 


  • Local 492, Nashville, Tennessee

    Immediately need stainless steel wire welders for a project working 7-12s for 4 weeks or more.  Must have OSHA 10 and be able to pass a background check.  Drug testing and welding testing performed on-site. Rate of pay $27.97 with NO per diem.  Before traveling, call 615-226-5435 (3/8/17)
  • Local Union No. 263, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

    Immediately need 40-45 structural ironworkers for various jobs working 48 hours per week Call the local and ask for Mark Fritz or Ron Smitherman before traveling at (817) 640-0202 (2/28/17)
  • 58, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Immediately need  ironworkers and welders - MUST BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE IRON WORKERS UNION - for work at the Waterford III Nuclear Power House.  Job duration estimated through May 2017.  Contact the Local at (504) 943-6663 (2/16/17)
  • Local 5, Washington, DC

    Upcoming outage in mid-January 2017 at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and need Red Badge ironworkers.  Call the hall and ask for Pres/BA John Rayner at 301-599-0960 (12/20/16)
  • Local 489, Scranton, PA

    Need rodmen and structural ironworkers for immediate employment.  Long term employment - 40 hrs. per wk. - must be up to date with IMPACT drug testing and may need to take additional drug testing at contractors discretion - call the Local before traveling at 570-655-9400 (11/21/16)
  • Local 709, Savannah, GA

    Rodbusters and journeyman structural ironworkers needed for new construction at Plant Vogtle nuclear facility in Waynesboro, GA - must have at least osha 10, good 7 year criminal background and be able to pass drug test - structural ironworkers must also have must have rigging & crane certs - working 5/10 schedule @ $26.39 per hour + benefits -call 912-748-5118 (6/17/16)

  • Local 846, Georgia

    IMMEDIATELY NEED JOURNEYMEN RODMEN and rodmen with rigging certifications for job at Vogtle Nuclear Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia - journeyman scale $33.69 per hour - if interested please contact the local ASAP - contact the local for additional information at 803-644-2187 or toll free 866-336-9163 option 1 (6/13/16)

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.