Sunday, June 20, 1999
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY :-)
Hi Brothers & Sisters:
Last week we dispatched a total of 74 ironworkers, of the 74. Out of
the 74 dispatched, 26 were apprentices. The A-1 list is at 155 out of
The A-2 list is 3 and 1 on the B-list. We have 7 apprentices out of work.
The contractors requesting ironworkers are as follows:
1. All American Steel: 1 apprentice for Rogers High School, Puyallup, WA.
2. Apex Steel: 1 apprentice for the Experience Music Project.
3. Avar Construction: 2 JR's for the Hiway 520 Bridge, (Evergreen Point)
4. Baugh Construction: 2 JIW's for the Union Street Station Bldg. 505
5. Cascade Steel: 3 JR's for Lake Sammamish Park Plaza, Issaquah.
6. Construct-It 2 apprentices at 26120 104th Ave So.
7. Cooney McHugh: 3 JIW's and 1 apprentice. 2 at Port of Tacoma & 1 at Hec
8. Corona Steel: 1 JIW at Safeco Field. Seattle.
9. Diamond B Constructors: 1 JIWCW wire at the Bellingham Shop
10. Emerald City Erectors: 4 JIWCW wire & 1 apprentice at Terminal 91,
11. Erection Company: 2 apprentices at Alaska Flight Simulator Building & 3
JIW's & 1 apprentice at Three Bellevue Center. 2 JIW's at the Opus Project,
Seattle.1 JIWCW stick at Swedish Hospital.
12. Evergreen Erectors: 1 JIWCW stick & 1 apprentice at 5th & Pike (old
13. Fab Products Inc. 1 JIWCW wire at the Expo Center, Seattle, WA
14. Garco Construction: 1 apprentice at Stafford Creek Prison, Aberdeen.
15. J&S Construction: 1 apprentice at Stafford Creek Prison, and 1 JIW at
16. K&L Rebar: 5 apprentices & 1 JR at the new Elliott Hotel, Pike &
17. Kerr Puget Sound: 2 JIWCW wire at 124th & Pacific Hiway S.
18. Lease Crutcher Lewis: 1 JIWCW at Children's Hospital, Seattle.
19. NW Post Tensioning: 3 apprentices at Evergreen Hospital, Totem Lake.
20. Pacific Erectors: 4 JR's & 4 apprentices Sea Tac Airport &
Puget Sound, Tacoma.
21. Pacific Stairs: 1 JIWCW wire at Concord Condominiums, 1st & Eagle,
22. PL Jones: 2 JR's & 1 apprentice at Bothell Cascadia, Bothell
23. Rebar International: 1 JR at the Main Office, Auburn, WA.
24. RGL Enterprises: 2 JIWCW stick at The Maple Street Office Bldg.
25. RPM Steel: 1 JR at KOMO TV Seattle.
26. Seattle Bronze: 2 JIW finishers (3:00pm) at King Street Center.
27. Seattle Stud: 1 JIWCW Stick at Sunset North, Eastgate.
28. Three A Industries: 1 apprentice at Safeco Field.
29. University Mechanical: 1 JIWCW at Kimberly Clark, Everett, WA.
Work is starting to pick up this past week. Our rebar contractors to
have a heavy workload this summer. We have been sending out apprentices to
fill the work orders for journeyman Rodman, but this will not last long as
they need JR's with experience. I have called the locals in our District
Council for help. K&L Rebar has the Elliott Hotel in Seattle that will
many Rodman as it progresses. Cascade Steel as well as Pacific Erectors
a heavy workload this summer and will be looking at us for their manpower
needs more and more in the coming weeks. Central Steel has several project
in the Bellingham area and will need more Rodman for their jobs in that area.
Apex Steel continues to impact the rebar market getting more work in both
reds and misc. iron. Baugh Construction is busy both in the rebar &
structural divisions and will hire more Rodman for the Safeco project in
Redmond. Cooney McHugh has been underway at their project at Hec Edmundson
Pavilion as well as the Port of Tacoma where Cooney at the Sea-Land Terminal
will start a night shift next week for the welders. To the South,
Steel has the structural steel at the Quadrant Project in Federal Way.
Pacific Erectors has some work in the same area off Hiway 18 & Interstate 5
On June 17th we learned about 4:00 P.M. that Austin Company is being
removed from the partnering agreement with Boeing nationwide, which includes
Boeing Everett. The reason we were told was from non-performance at two
Boeing sites those sites are the Decator, Alabama site and a Texas site.
Austin engineering will continue at the structural upgrade project at Boeing
Everett. The F.A.I.T. will end with the completion of the project they are
now doing sometime in mid July. The tooling project will finish in August.
The work will be transferred to General Construction.
LOCAL 86 ANNOUNCEMENTS & WORK ORDERS ARE LISTED ON OUR
WEB SITE Ironworkers Local 86
INTERESTING STATISTICS: Cost per day for Local 86 Contractors for 1
Ironworker per day $290.00 per day (wages & fringes) Non Union Iron
Contractor: $140.00 per day @ $17.00 per hour, average, includes, if any,
fringes i.e. 401 K medical. There are plenty of non union ironworkers
less than $17.00. This is average based on "key personal" and
GOOD NEWS FOR UNION LABOR
PLAs WIN: The Nevada Supreme Court unanimously ruled that project labor
agreements (PLAs) for state-funded construction projects are legal and do not
violate state laws on competitive bidding, right to work or freedom of
association. Nevada's highest court "now joins the U.S. Supreme Court
many other state courts in declaring that public owners have a right to use
PLAs to manage their construction projects," said Robert Georgine, AFL-CIO
Building and Construction Trades Department president. PLAs may cover all
contractors on publicly funded construction projects and provide for a
unionized workforce throughout the project.
SAFECO FIELD STATISTICS
Total ballpark cost (including parking garage): $517 million Roof cost: $60
Parking garage cost: $33.5 million Scoreboards cost: $9 million Field cost:
Public portion: Capped at $372 million Seattle Mariners' portion: $145
million (all costs over $372 million) Public revenue sources:
The stadium roof Size: 8.9 acres Weight: Three roof panels weigh 11,000
and contain enough steel to build a 55-story skyscraper. Height: 275 feet
from ground level to the highest roof truss, the same height as the Kingdome.
Inside, the roof is 217 feet above the field at second base. Span:
for panels one and three. Panel 2 is 655 feet (the Aurora Bridge's center
span is 800 feet) Materials: the roof is built of steel fabricated in
Belgium. Imagine a sandwich with three-inch thick corrugated steel on the
bottom, a 5/8th-inch thick gypsum/glass fiber reinforced board for sound
absorption in the middle and a 1/8th-inch thick waterproof, polyvinyl
chloride skin. Load capacity: The roof is designed to withstand snow
of 80-90 pounds per square foot, as much as seven feet of drifted snow.
capacity: The roof is designed to withstand sustained winds of 70 miles per
hour, and open and close in winds up to 30 miles per hour.
Number of structural pieces: 12,800 Length of runway: 800 feet
runway: south runway 100 feet, north runway 50 feet Total weight of
structural steel in runway: 2,500 tons Total steel tonnage: 10,800 tons
Opening and closing time: At top speed the roof can move six inches per
second. Its slow speed is 32 inches a minute. Opening and closing
depend on wind, weather and other factors but will average 10-20 minutes.
Maximum panel travel distance: 500 feet for panel 1
Site size: 19.59 acres Square footage of ballpark: 1,172,127 Seating
capacity: 47,000 Suites: Private 60, group 8 Surface: grass
feet below street level Dimensions: Left foul line, 331 feet Left
alley, 390 feet Center field, 405 feet Right power alley 386 feet
foul line, 326 feet Field wall height: 8 feet Parking Garage: 2,000
TAKE CARE & HAVE A SAFE WEEK