Welcome to Western Steel Council
History and Responsibilities
The Western Steel Council (WSC) was formed in 1959 and is the largest of the twelve Employer Associations signatory to the District Council of Iron Workers of the State of California and Vicinity Field Agreement. The WSC also represents fabricators who are signatory to the Shopmen Local 509 and Shopmen Local 790 Agreements. Our members are comprised of contractors who perform reinforcing, miscellaneous, decking and structural erecting and placing work. Eighty percent of Association hours contributed to the various trust funds are from WSC members.
The primary purpose of the WSC is to negotiate and administer labor agreements on behalf of ironworker employers throughout the states of California and Nevada. In administrating the labor agreements, the WSC provides contract interpretations and representation at grievance hearings.
The WSC further serves as a resource for information regarding personal labor relations, craft jurisdiction, safety, and OSHA standards affecting the Iron Working Industry.
The WSC also appoints the majority of employer trustees whose responsibilities include determining benefits and protecting the investment of the more than $2.5 billion in assets in the Field and Shop Ironworker Trust Funds.
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