Ironworkers Southern Ohio & Vicinity District Council

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Iron Workers Southern Ohio & Vicinity District Council

Press Release

I cannot express how much Pres. Burga & the Ohio AFL-CIO appreciates your participation in the Lakeside project. This has been Solidarity at it’s best and for myself, to be able to coordinate this Project in Dayton…my hometown, well…it’s hard to put into words because you are not only my Labor Brothers & Sisters, but friends I’ve known for several years, this project was valued so far at $150,000, but it’s priceless to me!!

In Solidarity;

Jeanette Mauk
Field Director
500 S. Front St., Suite 700
Columbus 43215


Quarterly District Council Meeting - October 18, 2017 Wyndham Indianapolis West

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

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

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


The Ironworkers are looking for new Apprentices to join the Union for:

Better Working Conditions – Better Pay – Better Benefits
He also addresses Ohio Losing Money because of out of State Contractors


Ironworkers have a new attitude

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.


Last Updated on Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:43  

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Your rights to organize a union

Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.