Outside Local Union Jobline


  • June 27, 2017

  • Local 5, Washington, DC

    Finishers needed for long-term  jobs in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD areas starting   May 12, 2017.  Overtime but no per diem.  Scale is $30.85.  Call the hall and ask for Pres/BA John Rayner at 301-599-0960 (5/5/17)
  • 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 Union 263 - Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

    Local 263 needs 40 men Structural Ironworkers, Raising Gang, Joist Jigging Gang, Detail Gang, Welders. Must pass IMPACT Drug Test.  50 hours per week changing to 6-10's by the end of May. Work thru the end 2017.  Call Mark or Ron at 817/640-0202. Starting as soon as you can get here! (5/2/17)

  • Local 846, Georgia

    IMMEDIATELY NEED JOURNEYMEN RODMEN for job at Nuclear Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia - journeyman scale $34.33 per hour - if interested please contact the local ASAP at 803-644-2187 or toll free 866-336-9163 option 1 (4/11/17)

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.