Member News

Brother Randy Bryce Campaign Rally

Friday, February 23, 2018

Join Ironworker Brother Randy Bryce and guest speaker Senator Bernie Sanders at his campaign rally at 9:45am on Saturday, February 24th at Memorial Hall, 72 7th St., Racine, WI 53403

Live Health Online

Friday, February 23, 2018

If you have a cough, cold, minor rashes, allergies, diarrhea, ear pain, fever, flu, headache or pinkeye, why travel to the doctor’s office? Available 24 hours, 7 day a week, you can visit a doctor, at no cost to you, by downloading this Mobile App. Average visits take only ten minutes, through your mobile device in the convenience of your own home.

Ironworker Local 8 Executive Board Member Les Hancock used it and says “The app worked great, only cost me $1.50 for my script for a sinus infection!! Easy and convenient”

This link will take you to Live Health’s website which gives directions for the Live Heath App’s use and gives an easy link to download the App. Remember, in life threatening emergencies, call 911 or get to the emergency room.

Be Sure You are Prepared to Vote in Today's Primary Election

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Be Sure You are Prepared to Vote in Today's Primary Election

Polls Open Today from 7am to 8pm

The next opportunity for Wisconsinites to make their voices heard at the ballot box is today!
You might think a Spring primary is not a big deal. But make no mistake, it is a big deal – every election matters.
In Wisconsin's February 20th Spring Primary voters will determine which two candidates will run for the critical State Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring conservative, Justice Michael Gableman.
To learn more about the State Supreme Court primary election candidates, go here. Voters will also choose two Court of Appeals judges and Circuit Court judges in counties across the state.

Also, keep in mind that – because Spring elections tend to have a much lower turnout – individual voters can actually have a far greater influence on the outcome of these elections. So please don't sit this one out.

Before you head to your polling place today, look over the information below to make sure you have what you need to cast your ballot.
When you vote, you will need to present one of the acceptable forms of photo ID for voting pictured left. (Click image to enlarge)

If you already have a Wisconsin driver license or one of the other acceptable forms of ID for voting, then you're "ID ready." Just remember to bring it with you when you head to your polling place!

What if you don't have an acceptable ID for voting on Election Day?

You can ask for AND vote with a provisional ballot. But, for your ballot to be counted, you MUST either come back to your polling place with an acceptable form of ID before it closes at 8:00 pm tomorrow OR bring your ID to your municipal clerk's office by 4:00 pm the Friday after the primary election (February 23rd).

For more information about voter photo ID – and how to get a free ID if you don't have an ID acceptable for voting – see our downloadable voter ID fact sheet. Or visit the Wisconsin Election Commission's voter photo ID website: Bring It to the Ballot.

If you don't have an acceptable ID for voting and need help getting one, contact one of these Voter ID Hotline #s: 608/285-2141 or 414/882-8622.

Are you a college student planning to use your student ID for voting?

If you do not have one of the other forms of photo ID pictured above, and you are a college student hoping to use your student ID and a proof of enrollment document as your "voter ID," look up your school NOW on the appropriate list linked below to see if your current student ID is an acceptable form of ID for voting. If your student ID cannot be used for voting, you can find out if a separate school-issued "voter photo ID" is available and how to get one.

Are you registered to vote?

Before you head out to the polls, check to see that you are registered to vote at your current address. If you are not, be sure to bring a proof of residence document (hard copy or electronic on your cell phone or tablet) when you go to the polls today so that you can register there.

Where is your polling place?

To find out where to go to cast your ballot, visit the "Find My Polling Place" page on the Wisconsin Election Commission's My Vote Wisconsin website and type in your address.

What's on your ballot?

Visit the Wisconsin Election Commission's "What's on My Ballot" page and type in your address to see a sample ballot.

Remember: EVERY election is important.

Make a plan today so you can make your voice heard at the polls today – and encourage every eligible voter you know to do the same!

New Online Training

Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Online Training available to Ironworker Local 8 members. We are pleased to announce a new program made available through IMPACT to provide online training. Over 20 classes, including OSHA30, Subpart R & Silica Awareness, are available in both English and Spanish. Added in the “Documents” section of the Iron Workers 8 Mobile App is a Guidelines & User Guide outlining instructions on how to register for these classes. Class expenses are reimbursable through IMPACT as outlined in the User Guide.

Michigan Special Election

Thursday, November 02, 2017


For members residing in Marquette, Alger, Schoolcraft, and Luce Counties

On November 7th 2017 , there will be a special election for the vacancy in Michigan’s House of Representatives District 109.

Candidate Sara Cambensy(D) is endorsed by Local 8.

You are encouraged to get out and vote.



Reject Undemocratic License Review Bills

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wisconsinites have come to trust that we will receive high quality work by licensed professionals. Whether it is electricians, plumbers, health care providers, or welders, the public can rest easy knowing that these workers have been adequately trained, tested and licensed to ensure high-quality and safe service for all consumers as well as a safe, stable workplace for every worker.

Now, after being pulled from the budget last spring, a bill that could weaken our current system of professional licensing, SB 288 and AB 369, is up for debate and passage in the legislature.

SB 288 and AB 369 could eliminate or weaken state occupational licenses by creating an undemocratic Occupational License Review Council and require it to examine each and every occupation and profession currently requiring a state-issued license. The bill requires the Council to unilaterally decide whether a license could be, in their opinion, eliminated or whether the licensing standards could be weakened or modified.

SB 288 and AB 369 is set to receive a hearing in front of both Assembly and Senate committees on Thursday. This hearing is likely the only chance the public will have to be heard on this bill.

Joint Public Hearing on Undemocratic License Review Bills AB 369 & SB 288

Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform

Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations

10:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 24

State Capitol, 411-South

Fair licensing allows Wisconsinites to have confidence in licensed professionals, and allows professionals to trust the skills and knowledge of their co-workers and colleagues, which in turn creates safe and dependable workplaces.

Occupational and professional licenses are the key link between a reliable, trusted services for the consumers and safe workplaces. Email your legislator and tell them to reject SB 288 & AB 369.

The public expects and deserves to receive high quality work by licensed professionals in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s trained workers rely on the value of their licenses, ensuring that our colleagues and co-workers have received adequate training and appreciate high safety standards, as well as ensuring a consistent work product.

This bill could damage the public’s trust in important services we rely upon, weaken worker safety, deteriorate many industries within our state, and ultimately is an affront to our democratic principles.

North Central States Newsletter | Edition I

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Check out the first edition of the Iron Workers North Central States Newsletter with udpates from Iron Workers Local 8 and the other Locals in the North Central States region.

Click here to read.

Iron Worker Shane Bakken is also a talented Photographer

Friday, December 16, 2016

Iron Worker Local 8 Member Shane Bakken has an eye for photography, capturing Local 8 Iron Workers, events and more with his talent.  Check out all of Shane's work at

Melissa - Local 8 Ironworker

Thursday, April 14, 2016