Become a Partner

Become a Partner


Signatory Contractors and Local #5 work together as partners. Put simply, if our contractors prosper, so do our members. Our goals are the same: To do quality work and generate more jobs for the future.

If you’re currently an Iron Work Contractor and wondering what Local #5 has to offer, here are just a few of the benefits:

Hiring Hall – When you need men, pick up the phone and order Iron Workers. Our members are skilled and trained in every aspect of the trade, including structural, ornamental, rigging, and window installation, to name just a few.

Training – Our Apprentices and Journeymen are fully trained in every aspect of Iron Work, including welding, blueprints, structural, ornamental, welding, miscellaneous, precast erection, window installation, rigging, and foreman training. In addition, safety classes such 10 and 30 hour OSHA, Fork Lift Classes, Scaffold User and Erector Classes, and First Aid CPR Training mean our Iron Workers.

Apprentices – Ironworkers Local 5 has a certified apprenticeship with over 200 apprentices enrolled. Apprenticeship is a four year program teaching all components of Ironwork. Apprentice wages are based on experience level and time in the apprenticeship.

Health & Pension Funds – As a Signatory Contractor, you can eliminate the research and red tape needed to obtain health care and pension funds for your employees. Our collectively bargained health and welfare fund and pension fund, overseen by trustees from both Management and Union, provide quality coverage for your employees.

A Competitive Edge

Our international organization, The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union (IABSORIW), AFL-CIO, is dedicated to improving the competitiveness of the industry.

Standards of Excellence

These standards were adopted by our International Union and its Local Unions, and are a part of the pledge each Iron Worker makes to the Local, the Contractor, and the Iron Work profession. Read the Standards of Excellence.