Outside Local Union Jobline


  • January 16, 2019

  • Local 28, Richmond, VA

    IMMEDIATE NEED JIW’s needed at the Radford Arsenal. $40 a day per diem. Rate $27.47 working 6-10s. Must be able to pass a background check.  The background check that takes 2 weeks to process.

    Certified stick welders needed for various jobs around Richmond.  
    Pls contact BA Kevin Poole for more information at 804-716-2081  (​1/11/19) 

  • Local 263, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

    Immediate Need Structural JIW's, bolt-up/decking/ welding, stick /wire/misc. for various jobs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. $23.75 on check.  All jobs working 6 days a week or more. Call Mark 817/640-0202.   (1/10/19)
  • LU 29, Portland OR

    Immediate need- Local 29 is looking for JIW’s with Decking experience and 232 Wire Welders (D1.1 & D1.8) for multiple contractors within our jurisdiction, which covers all of Oregon & 6 counties of SW Washington. JIW package is $65.11 / Hourly $37.00. PER DIEM NOT GUARENTEED but some jobs qualify depending on availability. Pre-employment drug test required. Phone: 503-774-0777

    Office Location: 11620 NE Ainsworth Cir #200, Portland, OR 97220  (1/7/19)

  • Local 848, Charleston, SC

    Immediate need – Charleston and Charlotte, NC  - JIW Structural and JIW Welders with current NR  233,232 or 305 certs on Structural job. JOB REQUIREMENTS: up to date AWS welding certs, Sub Part R card, OSHA 10 or 30 within last 5 years, IMPACT drug test within last 30 days or the ability to pass one and safety toed boots. Job is working  5-10’s , About 6 months of work, scale is $25/hr. with benefit package of $5.50/hr pension,$5.50/hr healthcare and $1.50/hr. annuity. Contractor hires in Monday through Wednesday only with advanced notice.  Call the Hall @ 843-552-1554 before traveling. (1/4/19)  

  • LU 751, Anchorage, Alaska

    Immediate need Alaska is looking for structural hands (wire welders/bolt up/decking/misc) for Military work.  Clear AFB.  Scale is $37.90.  6/10’s with potential for more.  Job will last till spring. With more jobs on the books.  Please contact coordinator751@icloud.com for details. No calls to the hall will be entertained. Takes two weeks for clearance to base access.  Must be able to pass back round check.

  • 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. Please contact the office if you are coming into the area 415 285 3880. (1/2/19)

  • 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)

  • LU 44, Cincinnati, OH

    Immediate need  3 Rod Foreman and 6 Journeyman Ironworkers for a job working 40-50 hours per week - $50.05 per hour - $28.67 on the check and $31.92 benefits. Contact the local union for more information - 859-586-2100 - extension 12 or 14 (12/11/18)

  • Local No. 92 - Birmingham, AL

    IMMEDIATELY Needed -  We are in need of the following manpower for Southern Company at Miller Steam Plant in Quinton, AL - Certified Welder - must pass make or break 3/8 Plate w/backing bar, vertical and overhead, 7018, 1/8th or 332 weld test for Babcock & Wilcox - Must be able to work for Southern Company/Alabama Power - Report to Local 92 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:00 A.M. for welding test - Paid 4 hours for Tuesday if pass weld test will report to work Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6 - 10's for 16+ weeks with some Sunday overtime - Must pass drug test, have OSHA 10, welding papers and bring all certifications to report to work - Current/valid drivers license and un-laminated social security card required by Southern Company -  Steel Toe Boots - Call Local 92 at 205-323-4551 to be scheduled for weld test (7/20/18)

  • Local 75, Phoenix, AZ

    Immediate Need – Journeymen Structural, Rodmen and certified stick & wire welders.  Current JIW scale is $26.00 + benefits.  Please contact the Union hall for information (602) 268-1449 Ext. 11. (5/15/18) 



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.