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The Union Contractor Advantage

Union contractors who employ union members offer the most effective means of developing positive environments for construction projects. As a union contractor, United Ironworkers, Inc. (UIW) employs union craftsmen who consistently deliver a superior product.

Advantages for Owners

Public and private construction-project owners can rely on UIW to provide thoroughly trained construction craftsmen to any construction project. With union professionals, owners receive world-class construction, maintenance and installation services every time. “Union construction work sites are 17% more productive than non-union sites.”
Source: The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT)

Benefits of Hiring Union Contractors and Trades People

Qualified, skilled union workers provide lower overall costs through quality work and high productivity. The Iron Workers Union  provides our industry with competent, productive manpower ensuring that our Iron Workers have the skills, knowledge, and training necessary to be safe on the job site, competitive in the workplace, and satisfied in their careers The Iron Workers Union  provides a "pre-qualified", drug-free workforce and creates a pool of eligible drug-free workers in order to eliminate repetitive testing and provide a safe work environment for all parties.


Training is a core value. Our Union's Laborers' Training & Apprentice Center is committed to creating a highly skilled workforce of iron workers. Possibly the greatest advantage we have as a union contractor employing union workers over our non-union counterparts is this commitment to training.

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