The International Ironworkers' Official Web Page
http://www.Ironworkers.org/ as hyped at the Las Vegas convention of
The International Ironworker Festival Page http://www.ironfest.com/
- History of the Ironworkers Union http://www.geocities.com/ironworkers373/iwhistory brought to you by Local 373 Perth Amboy, NJ.
- www.sedcironworkers.org Southeastern
States District Council of Iron Workers based in Jacksonville, FL --Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, sent by District Representative and
webmaster David Gornewicz. Good site.
- Southern Ohio & Vicinity District Council http://www.iwsovdc.com/
- Northern New Jersey DC http://www.ironworkersnj.com/
- District Council of Eastern Canada (in English and French) http://www.iwdcec.ca/
- The Univeristy of IRON! Information on apprenticeship in California DC. http://universityofiron.org/home.html
- National Iron Workers Training Program for American Indians http://ironworkerstrainingprogramforamericanindians.com/index.html
- Local 1=http://www.iwlocal1.com/
- Local 5 JATC Washington D.C. http://www.ironworkersjatc5.com/
- Local 8 Milwaukee http://www.iwl8.org/
- Local 21 Omaha http://www.ironworkers21.net/
- Indianapolis Local 22 Apprenticeship http://www.iw22jac.org/
- Colorado Stateswide JATC (local 24) http://www.iw24jatc.com/
- Bud Martin retired member of local 25, Detroit, Michigan , 2nd generation
ironworker. Nice guy with a nice site: http://community.webtv.net/JW1930/IRONWORKER/
- Local 40 & Local 361 JAC New York:
www.nycironworkers.org. It's nicely
laid out and..ooh..seems up to date. (unlike this site). Everything from info
from the "Journeyperson [!] Extentions Program" to an FAQ of the
application process. Some pictures too. (ud 5/7/07)
- Local 46 Springfield, IL http://www.ironworkers46.com/
- Local 63 Chicago Architectural & Ornamental http://www.ironworkerslocal63.com/
- Local 75 Arizona http://www.ironworkers75.org/
- Local 229 San Diego http://www.local229.org/index.html
- Local 290 Dayton, OH http://www.iron290.com/
- Local 301 Charleston, WV http://www.ironworkers301.com/
- Local 372 Cincinnati http://ironworkerslocal372.com/index.html
- Jim from Local 373, Perth Amboy, NJ wrote to me. He has a good history of the ironworkers up before I thought much about mine.
- San Francisco Local 377!
Woody at the Golden Gate Bridge put a lot of work into creating this page
even before the officers at our local decided to finally take steps toward
cuurent technology. It wouldn't have happend without him.
- Local 378 Oakland http://www.ironworkers378.org/
- Local 387 Atlanta http://www.ironworkerslocal387.com/index.php?pr=Home
- Local 396 St. Louis, MO http://www.ironworkerslocal396.org/
- Rod local 416: http://www.reinforcingironworkerslocal416.org/ Los Angeles, CA/ Las Vegas, NV
- Local 444 Joliet, ILhttp://www.ironworkers444.com/
- Local 483 Patterson, NJ http://www.websiteq.com/member/ironworkerslocal483/
- Local 769 Ashland, KY http://ironworkerslocal769.com/index.htm
- Dennis sent me http://members.shaw.ca/dcholo
He's a Canadian brother with some great poems about the trade and loads
of stories with pictures to back them up. He's also selling stickers and
Check out Art's web page: www.ironworker.com
The active message board is something to check out.
- Union to the core! http://communities.msn.com/iwboomersphotos
some good pics.
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IRONWORKER GOODS AND SERVICES
(also check out "Classified Ads" on the home page)
- Greg Harris retired out of St. Louis has a site featuring construction projects, such as Busch Stadium. Some nice posters for sale. http://www.frame22.com/
- John Robinson of Local 378: "I've published books about bridges on
the west coast. My most recent offering is Bridging the Tacoma Narrows about
the new Tacoma Bridge put up by Seattle Local 86. I also have a book coming
out about the new Benicia-Martinez Bridge here in the SF Bay Area in about
two months. Would you please add a link to the publisher www.carquinezpress.com
to your web page. It would really help me reach my target audience. (Books
about iron workers; for iron workers)." ok John! Some beautiful bridge
- Workrags! the Spinosos of New Jersey http://www.workrags.com/
- For gold spud wrench pins and other fine ironworker jewelery, go to Union
Arrow and check out Jack retired from Local 25--http://www.unionarrow.com
- "Check it out ironworkers: these designs are a little more aggressive"
- Randy and Debbie Rude of local 86 run
http://ironworkergear.com, Despite their last name, they are the coolest!
Not only do they have great tools, clothing, and equipment, they also carry
- Brother Art of ironworker.com is
now in the business of selling gear: hats, gloves, t-shirts, boots, etc. etc.
- http://www.ironworkerstool.com/ "a shop that has served Ironworkers in Las Vegas right now for over 15 years."
"Wall Clocks Made by Union Ironworkers.
All of Our Handmade Clocks Are Made in the USA.
Keep the time with one-of-a-kind wall clocks from
Union Ironworker's Wall Clocks. Our Owner who is a union ironworker and US Army veteran of 3/11 ACR Black Horse and 4th Infantry Division, decided to put his drawing and art work talents to good use and created this company. A percentage of our proceeds go to the Chichiltah Veterans park in Vanderwagon, New Mexico.The insignia of the International Association of Bridge, structural and reinforcing ironworkers design is used on your wall clocks. So contact us today. Order your hand wall clocks from our creative Professional in Vanderwagon, New Mexico. "
UNION IRONWORKER CONTRACTORS & JOBS
- San Francisco Building Trades sitehttp://www.sfbctc.org
- San Francisco Labor Council: http://www.sfvoter.com/html/body_official_website_of_the_san_fr.html
- Bay Area Apprenticeship Coordinators Association
- Work safer with Worksafe!: http://www.worksafe.org
- Find a union contractor in Northern CA! (this was given to me at a union
meeting, and I haven't had time to check it out, but apparantly someone in
the San Mateo Building Trades endoreses it): http://www.builditright.net
- Vote! http://www.smartvoter.org/
this is a great reference if you're not exactly sure about who there is to
vote for and why your union endorses them. It gives information about candidates,
current issues, and even voter registration information. Unfortuneately it
seems only to cover California and parts of Ohio (?). It's a creation of the
League of Women Voters.
- The Institute of Industrial Relations has a huge collection of materials
related to labor listed on the web. If you can get there in person, there
are plenty of interesting books, videos, film and other media which is open
for the public to check out.http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/IIRL/
- Labor News for Working Families: http://www.laborproject.org/
"works with unions to develop workplace policies for families, including child
care, elder care, family leave, flexible work schedules, labor/management
committees, and much more."
- The Al Zampa Memorial Bridge Site, New Corquinez Bridge: http://www.alzampabridge.com/ Al Zampa was a member of local 378 as well as the legendary "Halfway to Hell" Club.
- The new span of the Bay Bridge: http://www.newbaybridge.org/
- Danny's Construction (DCCI) http://www.dannysconstruction.com/index.htm
- Walters and Wolf http://www.waltersandwolf.com This is the pre-cast company I'm currently working for. Precast is usally composite with glaziers or masons or something, but there's plenty of union ironworkers doing this work.
- Enclos Corp www.enclos.com/ (which used to be "Harmon Limited") is primarily a glass outfit that a lot of ironworkers are working for putting the glass and aluminum sheathing panels on high rises (and they also did plenty of work on the airport.)
OTHER UNION RELATED LINKS
SITES OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO WOMEN IN THE TRADE
The AFSCME LaborLinks page devoted to Women's Labor History! (and a LOT of
- Tradeswomen, Inc. also has a web page! http://www.tradeswomen.org/
A network of activities and resources for tradeswomen in the San Francisco
Bay Area, and home of Tradeswomen Magazine. Also: tradeswomen, inc.
offers: "Tools for Survival: A Women's Workshop on How to Deal with Sexual
Harassment" which is geared toward women coping with blue collar situations
(as opposed to light brushing-up against or mild profanity at the water cooler).
For information, contact Amy Reynolds (415) 337-8168.
- In the Seattle area, try http://www.sistersinthebuildingtrades.org/.
They meet regularly and are doing some great work. Hello to Melina and
- And in passing: Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc, http://www.tradeswomen.net/
which meets in Portland.
- www.nawicregion10.org is the
Northern Calif. branch of NAWIC. Its most useful feature is a Jobs On-line
listing to which you can post your confidential resume. Also available are
links for education, scholarship foundation, and a message forum where you
can read and/or leave a message. (also copied from a Tradeswomen e-mail)
- I'm jealous because the Steelworker's union have a site for their women
workers. It includes some good references, and it gives a warm fuzzy feeling
that someone is thinking about their sister members.
- CLUW is the Coalition of Labor Union Women. http://www.cluw.org/
- And a particularly cool site:
http://www.pointrichmond.com/rosie/ This site has a page which is dedicated
to honoring "Rosie the Riveters," the women who came into the blue collar
work force during WWII. I had the chance to hear a few of them speak at the
Northern California Tradeswomen conference in November. They are sweet, tough
ladies who are proud that they were able to help their country in a time of
- Buy Red Ants Pants!http://www.redantspants.com/--I've got a pair and they really really do fit women. They are sturdy and well made in the USA!
- Beth "blue collar gal" has a cool site at: http://www.bluecollargal.homestead.com
- Cathy has
http://hometown.aol.com/catstep16/myhomepage8profile.html A homepage offering
for women entering, in , or leaving non-trades occupations specifically construction,
specificly about working in Heavy/Highway on bridges, which she has worked
and continues to work for about 11 of her 12 years as a Union carpenter.
- Marianne C. Rafferty operating engineer local 195 New York has a great site.
Info on Mother Jones included. http://womanoperator.com/
- "There is a new group at yahoogroups for women in trades. Women In Overalls
will hopefully be a friendly place for women to meet other women in similar
situations. Sometimes, it can get pretty lonely being the only woman on the
job and often there is no one who really understands what it can be like.
If you're interested in meeting other women who work in trades (past, present
and future), join this new group.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womeninoveralls/"
- These people are not necessarily union friendly, and in their winter 2002
newsletter make unions seem like a pretty terrible place to be. Which is weird,
since they don't address non-union conditions, and that since many non-union
contractors often do not pay living wages, health insurance, retirement, or
care much about equal opportunity, they certainly won't give much time to
dealing with issues of gender discrimination. Not that I'm saying union conditions
are ideal for women, or that litigation doesn't have its place in improving
conditions, but to put the blame on unions in general is pretty ignorant.
Anyhow, they've got three really good phamplets--"Sexual Harrassment in the
Workplace," "Sex Discrimination," "Family and Medical Leave Pregnancy Issues."
So you can do what you legally have to do the right way, and knowing that
you're doing the right thing. There's also an advice and counseling line,
toll-free, available in Spanish and English: 1-800-839-4372, or (415) 621-0672.
- A site for ironworker women http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Iron_women/. Yes, you must join in order to participate. Yes, you must be a union ironworker WOMAN. Pictures, discussion, links. Yes, I do have a hand in this thing too. You can email me for more info, if you like.
- I've also got some links to articles on women ironworkers on the women
in the trade section of the website.
HEALTH AND OSHA
- Knots! http://www.animatedknots.com
Nice animation of the bowlin, if you've got some troubles visualizing
- PBS has been doing a series called "Building Big" and their web page has
some cool details about these structures as well as some interactive fun.
I caught the tv episode on skyscrapers and it was very cool. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/