Outside Local Union Jobline



  • September 12, 2019

  • LU 17 Cleveland, OH

    IMMEDIATE NEED: Structural Welder / Hands and Post tension / Rebar Ironworkers needed for multiple jobs in the Local 17 area -  

    Hourly Rate: $32.83 - Vac 2/10's - Ins $7.50 - Pens $10.00 - Annuity $4.50.  
    Please Contact the LU @ 216-771-5559 (9/9/19)

  • LU 67 - Des Moines, Iowa

    Immediate Need-  Structural IW's and Certified Welders - 5/10's * 1/8 - Hourly rate of $27.98 $2/hr incentive pay on some projects - Total pkg $49.73. Please call the LU for more information - 515-262-9366 (9/6/19)


  • LU 577 Burlington, Iowa

    Immediate Need - Wind Farm Hands working 50 hrs a week - No Per Diem - Must be able to pass a drug screen. OSHA and Rigging certs are required.  Please call the hall before traveling 319-313-8581 (9/5/19)
  • LU 28, Richmond, VA

    IMMEDIATE NEED JIW’s & certified stick welders for a job in southwest Va.

    Start date September 16.  Working 4-10’s for 2 months. 

    JIW’s at the Westrock Papermill in Covington ,Va. Working  6–10s - Rate $25.90
    - No per diem. 

    Contact B.A. Kevin Poole (804)716-2081.  (9/3/19) 

  • Local 135, Galveston, Texas

    Immediately Need - NCCCO -NCCER Riggers for upcoming job in Houston and the Beaumont area.  Must have a TWIC card, clean background, able to pass hair follicle drug test - Please call the hall for more information - 409/935/2421 (8/19/19)
  • LU 798, Mobile, AL

    15 dual shield welders with smaw certifications working 6-12s for 9 weeks hire in 8-29-19 at Barry Steam Plant
    5 dual shield welders with smaw certifications and International crane and signaling cards working 6-12s for 9 weeks hire in 8-29-19 at Barry Steam Plant
    4 dual shield welders working 5-10s with sporadic overtime for 4 months hire in date 8-20-19 at Barry Steam Plant
    5 JIW working 5-10s with sporadic overtime for 4 months hire in date 8-26-19 at Barry Steam Plant
    7 JIW with smaw certifications and International crane and rigging cards pre outage starts 9-9-19 working 5-8s till the outage starts on 10-16-19 the schedule will change to 6-10s and the outage will end on 12-11-19 at Plant Daniels
    19 JIW and 6 smaw welders for an outage at Farley nuclear power house
    4 Flux core welders at Outokumpu Steel Mill working 4-10s for 14 months

    There is NO PER DIEM offered on any of the above jobs – Contact the LU before traveling 251-645-2477 (8/16/19)

  • Local 377, San Francisco, California

    Immediate Need- San Francisco Bay Area- JIW Structural, JIW Rodmen, 232 and D1.8 Welders, experienced deckers and experienced finishers for many projects in the area. Travelers MUST be current on Impact DT and have current home Local receipts; Welders MUST have current 232, D1.1, D1.8 3G/4g certifications. Current JIW scale is $40.00 base wage +$5 per Hour Vacation +Benefits. Rising to $41.50 +$5.25 per hour Vacation on 7/1/19 + Benefits.  Please contact the office @ 415 285 3880 before traveling into the area. (6/7/19)

  • LU 55, Toledo, Ohio

    Rodbusters and Pre- Engineered Metal Bldg hands needed at various locations.

    Immediately Needed
    : Sheeters 5-10’s and a possible 8, $25 a day per diem per 8 hour work day with a $150.00  reimbursement after 30 days for steel toe boots with receipt. 

    Please email BA Bob Mapes at  bob@iw55.org.  (12/20/18)

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.