Outside Local Union Jobline


  • February 21, 2018

  • Local 404 - Harrisburg, PA

    Iron Workers Local 404 are looking for Red Badged Iron Workers for multiple contractors for an upcoming shutdown at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, 769 Salem Blvd., Berwick, PA 18603. Please call 717-564-8550 ext. 5.

  • Local 24 - Denver, Colorado

    Immediate Need:
    Local 24, Kansas needs ten (10) JIW’s in Wichita. The project is working 40 hours and there is NO per diem. There is a pre-hire hair follicle test. Please call 316-264-2424.  (2/8/18)


  • Local Union 79 - Norfolk, Va

    Iron Workers Local 79 needs structural iron workers and iron worker/certified welders for a project at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, located in Chincoteague, Virginia.

    A background check is required.

    The schedule will be 5 ten hour days to start with a projected start date of 3/06/2018 and work continuing through 4/27/2018.

    Currently $150/week subsistence. Full IW 79 wages/benefits ($25.50 is the current JIW wage rate).  Please email iwlocal79@gmail.com if you are interested, and include your name, member number and contact information.  (2/14/18)

  • Local 848, Charleston, SC

    Local 848 is in need of 3 JIW's with current AWS 7018 Stick welding certifications  for a stairs/handrail/misc job on a 33 story in downtown Charlotte. About 10-11 mo's work, Job is working 4-10's schedule, $25.00/hr, No Per Diem, on site drug test. Call the Hall at 843-552-1554 before traveling

  • Local Union 21 - Omaha, NE

    We are in need of 5 men for 5-9s and an 8. Long-term project. Must have an OSHA 10 OR 30 within the last 5 years. Need at least current stick papers and current IMPACT drug testing. No per diem. Call the local for information - 402-333-0276.

  • Local 798, Mobile, Alabama

    Immediate Need: Structural Ironworkers for Power house work with Crane and Rigging cards and certified flux and stick welders job is going to last several months.

    Local 798 is taking a list for red badge Ironworkers or Ironworkers that can red badge for a Nuclear power house shutdown pre outage will begin in March 2018 along with the outage starting in late March 2018.

    The scale and benefits  through out the Jurisdiction is   JIW $26.20   Pension $5.15 Welfare $5.40 Annuity $2.57.  Call the Local at 251-645-2477 extension  3 or 4


  • Local Union 28, Richmond, VA

    IMMEDIATE NEED: Experienced Curtain Wall / Structural IW's / Fabricators for various jobs in the Richmond Area.

    Please contact BM Tony Suttles at the local for details at 804-716-2081 (2/8/18)
  • IW Local 433 - Los Angeles, CA

    We are in immediate need of man power.  Our Local has several open calls for Journeyman Ironworkers and WeldersIf you are interested in working in our area you can report for dispatch Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 9:30 am at either of our 2 halls.   

    Los Angeles Hall
    17495 Hurley Street
    City of Industry, CA 91744

    San Bernardino Hall
    252 Hillcrest Ave
    San Bernardino, CA 92408


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.