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