Building the World Around You
Have you ever looked up at a towering city skyline and wondered, “Who built that?” What about while you were gazing at the expanse of the Golden Gate Bridge, the gleam of the St. Louis Arch, or the massive height of the Sears Tower? Ever thought about who built those?Proud union ironworkers built every one of those structures. Along with just about every other kind of building, bridge or industrial structure you can name. Including vital structures such as the Oil Sands Plant Expansion in Alberta. That’s right, every day, hardworking, dedicated ironworkers put sweat, skill and savvy into the bridges that link us together, the stadiums where we watch our sports heroes play, and of course, the soaring towers that scrape the sky. We work among the clouds erecting the skeletons of structures; set steel rebar in concrete to reinforce structures; and ornament buildings with curtain wall and window wall systems. Ironworking is a multi-faceted trade, led by professionals with skill sets that are always in demand.Building the world’s greatest structures is an amazing feat, but our greatest challenge arose during America’s darkest hours. On September 11, 2001, ironworkers were among the first responders to Ground Zero. For weeks, they tirelessly persevered through a mountain of steel and rubble in search of survivors. Rising to the occasion when America needed them most.Our proud union has been working for employment opportunities, fair pay, health and welfare benefits, continuing education and other worker’s rights since 1896. And as proponents of a drug-free workplace, contractors can be assured that union ironworkers are always at the top of their game. We’ve accomplished a lot over the past 110 years, and look forward to building North America and serving our members and their families for the next 100 years and beyond.