Charlie’s Monday Markers ~ Episode 11: The Founding of the Ironworkers Union, 1896

by Oct 22, 2021Charlie's Monday Markers0 comments

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers was formed on February 4, 1896 at a meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with 16 delegates from the local unions in Boston, Massachusetts, Buffalo, New York, Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, New York City, New York, Detroit, Michigan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. It was one of the charter members of the AFL’s Building Trades Department, which was created in 1908.

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