Ironworkers

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE, STRUCTURAL, ORNAMENTAL, AND REINFORCING IRONWORKERS LOCAL #6
196 Orchard Park Road | Buffalo, NY 14224
Telephone: (716) 828-1200 | Fax: (716) 828-1203

Website: http://www.ironworkerslocal6.com

Business Manager: James J. Willis, Jr. Year Chartered: 1896
Business Agent: William Bohen Local Membership: 700 (active and retired)

Working Conditions

All ironworkers require a full day of strenuous physical labor. An ironworker will climb on building erection jobs, bridges, wall reinforcing jobs, ornamental work sheeting and rigging jobs as well as welding structural jobs. One must be constantly alert and pay full attention to all safety requirements.

Apprenticeship Training Period

Four years.

Related Instruction and Method

200 hours per school year, Saturday classes, September to June – five and one half hours from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Qualifications

Must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED. Open enrollment on the first Monday of every month 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Probationary Period

Six months.

Tools

Apprentice must purchase $300 worth of tools.

Current Journeyman Rate

$20.95 per hour.

Apprentice Wage Progression Schedule

1st year 60% of Journeyman Rate, $16.03.
2nd year 65% of Journeyman Rate, $17.03.
3rd year 70% of Journeyman Rate, $18.03.
4th year 75% of Journeyman Rate, $19.03.

Estimated Annual Earning

$20,000-$25,000 *
* Estimates are based upon average hours worked, which may vary from year to year.

Fringe Benefits

Health, pension and sub-pay (eligibility based on rules of each fund).

Union Dues

Initiation fee, $250.

Monthly Dues
Journeyman – $28.
Apprentice – $26.50.

Working Dues
Journeyman – $2.07.
Apprentice – $1.57.

Recruitment for Next Class

Contact:
James J. Willis, Jr. Business Agent or
William Bohen, Business Agent,
Iron Workers Local #6
(716) 828-1200