Please support Ohio house bill # 127.Welding and Safety. 

If this bill passes it will stop companies from cheating the system and putting our children, the public and our workers in harms way by using fake welding certifications.

Please google dog gets welding certification  or channel 19 fake welding  to see the complete story.


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As never before in history, we are opening our doors to recruit and welcome new members through active organizing.

To bring union work, wages and benefits to Ironworkers requires all of us (union and non-union) to know our rights and be willing to take action to exercise them. Only then will we be able to win power for all construction workers, our families and communities.

We hope to extend the union work, wages, benefits and training opportunities enjoyed by union construction workers to the entire Southern Ohio & vicinity market. We'll do this by demanding that the competing contractors - including yours - become union at the same time, so that all workers' wages rise together, and contractors gain an even field for competition.

The Union Handbook describes the advantages of being union, spells out good wages, benefits and training opportunities that building trades union members have struggled to achieve.

When you contact trained organizers at the Ironworkers, we will work with you and your co-workers to unionize your employer so that you can become union members. We'll help you learn about your rights during union organizing as well as your rights to overtime pay and safer job sites. We can help expose unscrupulous contractors who exploit or cheat workers and their customers.

We believe that the construction work in our area should work for all of us. Together we can build a secure future for all construction workers that includes good wages, benefits and working conditions.

Quarterly District Council Meeting

Ralph Copley, Jr., Business Manager/FST, Iron Workers Local Union No.22 and William A. Woodward, President presenting ECI Erectors an appreciation plaque

Meeting Held On October 18, 2017

Robert J. Kara, Business Manager/FST, Iron Workers Local Union No. 292 and William A. Woodward, President presenting Hoosier Crane Service Company with an appreciation plaque

At Wyndham Indianapolis West

Ron Starkey, Business Manager/FST, Iron Workers Local Union No. 147 and William A. Woodward, President presenting Smith Erectors, Inc. with an appreciation plaque