Ironworkers Local Union 709 was established 70 years ago. Local 709 was chartered in Savannah, Georgia, on July 31, 1947. We have had a strong foothold in forging Savannah into the great and prosperous city it has become. Our presence is known in 50 facilities in our jurisdiction which covers over half of Georgia and portions of South Carolina. From beginning to end we have provided respectable wages, retirement benefits and health insurance to thousands of members; which in return places money back into our local economy.
The backbone of our Union includes job sites such as Savannah Sugar Refinery, International Paper, Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah River Site, Plant Hatch, Plant Vogtle and many others that our signatory contractors have a strong presence in.
We are in the process of constructing 2 new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia. We completed the construction of the first 2 reactors, which are now active, in the late 80’s. This construction alone, with numerous others, has helped to give us a strong foundation for Union Labor in the South.
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Our membership consists of safe and highly skilled Ironworkers.
For members, we offer a world-class apprenticeship program, continuing education and a unified voice advocating for fair wages and safe working conditions.
Contractors call us when they need productive, highly-skilled, drug-free ironworkers.
The union invests heavily in its members, and contractors benefit from that investment. The Ironworkers International Union spends more than $90 million annually on training. With that kind of commitment, we make sure the men and women who arrive on your job site are ready to work.
Local 709 is an American Welding Society accredited testing facility.