Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

Expanding Job Opportunities for Ironworkers and their Contractors

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“Thanks again for a wonderful way of advancing my business by offering Contractor Courses. The interaction with other companies who are also dealing with similar problems really helps.”

Linda Beaulieu
President
Lintec, LLC
Andover, CT

Where Does My IMPACT Money Go?

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The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) was founded in 2003 with one core mission:  More Jobs! More Ironworkers! More Contractors! More Customers!

So where does my IMPACT money go?

IMPACT provides the entire budget of the Apprenticeship and Training Department, which includes...

  • Development of all training materials
  • The Annual Ironworker Instructor Training Program
  • The National Apprenticeship Competition
  • National Ironworker Welding Certifications
  • The National Ironworker Wind Turbine Training Program
  • Development of the Green Construction for Ironworker training materials
  • Work to acquire $3 million in federal grants for the Apprenticeship and Training Department and locals
  • The purchase of Mobile Training Trailers across North America
  • Contractor access to training reference materials
  • Development of a Distance Learning prototype for training programs

IMPACT also funds...

  • The “Countdown to Zero Fatalities” campaign and all associated marketing materials, including the “Zero Fatalities” wristband and “Deadly Dozen” posters
  • Prevailing Wage Compliance efforts
  • Marketing and training programs for the Shop Department
  • Department of Reinforcing Steel programs
  • The Iron Worker Safety and Health Department
  • Dozens of new welding fume extraction systems and welding booths in local apprenticeship schools
  • A National Safety Insurance/Work Comp Program that develops alliances with major insurance companies and helps our employers lower costs
  • The IMPACT Safety & Health Roundtable, which brings all the major organizations in the Ironworking trade together to address the major safety and health issues in our industry
  • The first-ever Off the Job Accident Insurance Policy in the construction industry in pilot programs around the country
  • Regional Advisory Boards (RAB’s)

DID YOU KNOW: 20% of all contributions go back to your local IMPACT Regional Advisory Board to help fund existing labor-management programs and develop new programs to grow market share and get more work.

IMPACT supports Leadership Training by funding...

  • The development of the Ironworker Foreman Training Program and the Ironworker Foreman Pocket Guide
  • The development of the Ironworker General Foreman-Superintendent Training Package and online course
  • The development of a National Leadership Seminar for labor and management
  • The development of an Annual Business Manager Leadership course
  • Shop Supervisor Training courses and Superintendent Training Courses
  • An IMPACT mentoring program

IMPACT supports Education programs for Ironworkers and Partner Contractors by funding...

  • Courses for contractors conducted at the Annual Ironworker Instructor Conference, the Iron Workers/IMPACT Labor-Management Conference and other locations across North America
  • The IMPACT Construction College (ICC), including Contractor Development Courses to support Ironworkers starting their own contracting business
  • A series of monthly safety Webinars hosted by the Iron Workers Executive Director of Safety & Health
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) training

IMPACT helps Ironworkers and contractors acquire more work by funding...

  • Project tracking to assist local unions and employers in identifying new construction and maintenance projects
  • Major infrastructure lobbying efforts around the country
  • Lobbying and legislative efforts to promote Collectively Bargained Work Comp
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) subsidies so Ironworkers receive their cards at no charge
  • The National Coordinating Committee for Multi-Employer Plans (NCCMP) to fight for legislation to protect our pension plans
  • A consultant for AISC Erector or Shop Certification
  • Legal efforts to protect the work jurisdiction of our Ironworker employers
  • An Industry Coalition Leader to fight proposed regulations from FASB
  • Promotion of Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s)
  • Lobbying efforts to fight Right to Work legislation

IMPACT supports Marketing/Member Engagement by funding...

  • Development of “Entering the Circle of Trust: Marketing Skills for Ironworkers” training
  • Local and regional marketing efforts and advertising in national trade publications
  • Website design and upgrading for local unions and member contractors across North America
  • A comprehensive social media campaign to tell the story of the union Ironworking industry
  • Distribution of the Ironworker magazine to all contributing contractors
  • Membership engagement – IMPACT Industry Nights
  • Displays to promote the industry at national conferences and conventions
  • Displays for local unions for industry promotion and recruitment

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