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Local Ironworkers 292, Since 1919.

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3515 Boland Drive, South Bend, IN 46628



We represent Ironworkers who work on bridges, structural steel, ornamental, architectural, and miscellaneous metals, rebar and in shops. Across North America, we build.

And we build safely and skillfully, getting the job done right and on time.

About the Union

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, AFL-CIO (IW), is a proud trade association whose beginnings go back to the 1890s. The IW represents 120,000 members in North America. Members of our union have worked on nearly every major construction project you can think of – the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sears Tower, the St. Louis Arch, the Oil Sands Plant Expansion in Alberta, the World Trade Center and Freedom Tower.

We provide many benefits and support for our members. These benefits include the advantage of working under a collective bargaining agreement that brings bigger paychecks, better health and retirement benefits, more secure jobs and safe working conditions.

Explore our site and find out how Ironworkers are building the infrastructure of North America!

Our Services & Offers



Apprentices earn while they learn, working on the job alongside the journeymen. In addition, they attend classes of related and supplemental instruction, approximately 160 hours per year for four years.


Ironworker Rigger and Signal Person Certification

The Ironworker Rigger and Signal Person Certification Program provides members a practical method to obtain a certification accurately evaluating their rigging and signaling competence.


Welding Certification

The program is a partnership with the American Welding Society and provides an unparalleled standard of excellence for welder training, qualification and certification.


College Credits

The Iron Workers encourage interested apprentices, instructors and coordinators to continue their education and pursue their associate’s degree through Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. Ironworker coordinators and instructors who attend the annual training program may pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Training through Washtenaw Community College.


Regional Training Centers

Beginning in October 2002, the National Training Fund (NTF) began conducting Train-the-Trainer classes at three regional training centers located in Springfield, New Jersey, St. Louis, Missouri and Oakland, California.