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  • n. Plural form of ironworker.


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  • Most of the patrons are drawn from an elite group of high-beam artists, namely ironworkers laboring hundreds of feet above the street.

    The Seattle Times

  • The ironworkers are scary, although they are definitely the most interesting characters on site.

    Odd Man Out

  • The ironworkers are off to the left, wiring a steel rebar latticework together.

    Odd Man Out

  • Concrete trucks and jackhammers clamor in pandemonium, the ironworkers sing, “One toke over the line sweet Jesus,” as they climb the latticework, and Dave holds the pink slip in his hand, staring at it in disbelief.

    Odd Man Out

  • The carpenters sent me to over to the crane operator and the oil mechanic, who in turn, sent me back up to the ironworkers.

    Odd Man Out

  • Nobody messes with him and everybody, including the ironworkers, crane operators, and all the other cowboys on site treat him with respect, deference and a kind of quiet awe.

    Odd Man Out

  • Fewer office buildings mean fewer jobs for construction workers, from plumbers to ironworkers, contributing to the construction sector's 17.7% unemployment rate.

    Less Building Now, Higher Office Rents Later

  • I learned highly sought-after skills as an ironworker from the ground up, and my experience mirrors that of 125,000 ironworkers who have worked to eliminate the "skills gap" that allegedly plagues the American economy.

    More Failed Government Investment Isn't the Answer

  • The senators would score some high marks with roughly 40,000 literate, skilled, unemployed or under-employed ironworkers if they were to let us know exactly where these three million jobs are.

    More Failed Government Investment Isn't the Answer

  • As CEO of Ben Hur Construction Company in St. Louis, Mo., and a member of Ironworkers Local 396, my entire business plan relies on literate and skilled ironworkers, and I must say, the "earn while you learn" model is alive and well.

    More Failed Government Investment Isn't the Answer


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