December 2014

Holiday Greeting from the International Officers

The holidays and the new year are the time to reflect on the challenges and accomplishments of the past 12 months and a time to be excited about our future. As we close 2014, here’s what we’re most proud and thankful of – and what has us reenergized for 2015.

The value that you bring to the projects we build speaks for itself and makes our union a success! Your skills, training and work ethic provide our signatory contractors the ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.

An active and involved membership ensures our voices are heard from our communities to our state houses to both our nations’ governments. We will have an aggressive agenda in 2015 to protect and secure the middle class’ right to fair wages, a voice in the workplace and a future for your families. 

Our members, who on the jobsite every day, put the safety of themselves and brother and sister ironworkers first by living “See Something! Say Something!” By making hazard awareness and intervention a priority, our members continue to protect each other and ourselves.

We must also reflect on and remember those we lost this year. Unfortunately, eight brother ironworkers lost their lives on the jobsite this year. In their honor, let us commit to “ZERO FATALITIES” in 2015.

As we begin the new year, let’s focus on our priorities and continue to grow a safe, skilled and proactive union workforce.

Happy holidays from everyone at the International. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter and that you have a safe, healthy and happy new year.