Outside Local Union Jobline


  • September 15, 2017

  • Local 28, Richmond, VA

    Need certified stick welders for job in Roanoke, VA working 6/10s for 3 weeks -  contact the local at 804-716-2081 (9/15/17)
  • Local 378, Oakland, California

    Conco Reinforcing is in need of 20 rodmen at the Hanover Project in Oakland. The schedule is 5 days @ 10 hrs and Saturday’s @ 8hrs. The duration of that project is 2 months or more.  Conco has other jobs in the Bay Area. Any rodman that wants to come out to California and work, Conco will take until job is back on schedule.


    Still needing Journeymen Rodmen and 232 Welders for other various projects.

    Journeyman scale is $40.00 per hour plus benefits.  Must be current on IMPACT drug test or able to pass IMPACT drug test. Welders must have current 232 D1.1, 3G/4G certifications.  Qualified Rigging card a PLUS. Contact the local at 707.746.6100 (8/21/17)

  • Local 5, Washington, DC

    Finishers needed for long-term  jobs in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD areas starting   August 2, 2017.  Overtime but no per diem.  Scale is $31.15.  Call the hall and ask for BA John Rayner at 301-599-0960 (8/2/17)
  • Local 377, San Francisco, California

    Immediately need for Journeymen Rodmen, Journeymen Structural hands, 232 Welders D1.8 Welders and experienced finishers for various projects - Journeyman scale $40.00 per hour plus benefits.  Must be current on IMPACT drug test or able to pass IMPACT drug test - Welders must have current 232 D1.1,D1.8 3G/4G certifications.  Qualified Rigging card and OSHA 30 a PLUS. If interested, please contact the Local at (415) 285- 3880. (7-24-17)
  • 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)

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.