Local 27 Ironworkers was founded in 1901 and has since provided workers with safe and fair work conditions for its members. We have a membership of 600+ including retirees. Our local union has raised the bar and set the standard in today’s workforce for both union and non union contractors. We have protected workers rights, supplied our members with nationally recognized training and certifications, we provide excellent benefits for members and their families and a pension/ retirement for their future. So why work for anything less than what you deserve?

What is an Apprentice?

An apprentice is a training-level employee who works in the building and construction trades while also attending classes to learn industry skills and safety techniques. Wages for an apprentice increase over the course of this training, which lasts from two to five years depending on the trade. An apprentice who graduates to journey-person is recognized as a well-qualified worker who can command the best wages and benefits.

What are the qualifications to become an apprentice?

Qualifications to become an apprentice include a strong foundation of math and literacy skills, a high school or an equivalency diploma, and the ability to successfully complete an aptitude test. Additionally a qualified candidate must be physically fit, drug-free, have access to reliable transportation, and have proof of citizenship or the legal right to work in the U.S.

What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship Training and Union Membership?

Apprenticeship training provides individuals with the skills needed to compete economically and work safely. Union members of the building and construction trades typically receive higher wages and better benefits than those employed by non-union contractors.

Apprenticeship Requirements:

  • AGE - Eighteen years of age

Additional information to be submitted at the time of application:

  • Birth Certificate
  • High school diploma or GED
  • School transcripts
  • Veterans may supply copy of DD214.
  • Valid driver's license  

Applications will not be processed until minimum qualifications are met.  Applications may be updated at anytime.

Ranking of Applicants:

Applicants are ranked numerically on an eligibility list for Apprenticeship entry. Ranking points are given for education, previous employment, past employers, recommendations, and for military service.  Classes useful in preparation for a career in the Union Ironworking industry are:

  • Mathematics
  • Drafting and blueprint reading
  • Construction technology
  • Shop classes
  • Welding

Related Training:

  • This is a four year program.  204 hours of related classroom training shall be required each year.
  • 4 year apprenticeship
  • Nationally recognized training facility and certification process.
  • I.M.P.A.C.T program with various training course and certifications including I.M.P.A.C.T Construction College for members who are interested in starting their own business.
  • Welding Certifications.

Pay rate: (as of July 1, 2019)

  • First period apprentices start at $21.63 right out the gate. As they progress in our apprenticeship program their pay will increase.
  • Journeymen will make $28.68.
  • Foremen will make $2.00 over the journeyman scale.
  • General Foremen wage is negotiable but cannot be less than $3.00 over journeyman scale.
  • Any workpreformed after 8 hours in a day is over time.
  • Any work preformed after 12 hours in a day is double time.

Benefits Package: All benefits are paid by your employer.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance

Pension/Retirement: All rates are paid by your employer.

  • $7.25 an hour (not off your wage) goes into your pension fund.
  • $5.35 an hour (not off your wage) goes into your annuity fund.

Safety standards:

  • Go home the same you came to work each day!
  • Safety programs to educate workers of their rights and state/federal laws.
  • Legal support to ensure safety codes and standards are met.

Giving back.  How we give back to our community:

  • A voice in politics for the working families.
  • Kids Eat program.
  • Helmets or hardhats (Veteran Program).

Union Dues

  • Union dues fund various different things including our training/training facilities, collective bargaining power, organizing/administration and union facilities where we conduct our business.

Our Offices

For further questions or ways to sign up please contact us, we would be happy to help.

Salt Lake City, Utah Office
801) 972-8997
2261 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Casper, Wyoming Office
(307) 259-0721
344 North Walsh Drive
Casper, Wyoming 82609