From ensuring roadway safety to restoring power after a storm, we know we can count on organized labor to get the job done right the first time. These highly trained craftspeople undergo thousands of hours of training each year in order to offer the highest quality of work. And they are always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Here’s a look at some of our unions’ recent contributions.
ENSURING ROADWAY STABILITY: Tommie Vintson, a member of Operating Engineers Local 513 and an employee at Drilling Service Company, operates a drill rig on the Dutch Creek Bridge replacement at Route NN in Cedar Hill. David Murphy, of Laborers Local 42, monitors the project on the ground. – IUOE Local 513 photo
BRICK BY BRICK: Bricklayers Local 1 members (from bottom to top) Mark Scheer, Mike O’Neil, Dave Gettinger, Charlie Uding and Jasmin Vantic secure bricks for the new tenant building at the VA Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks in South County. – Bricklayers Local 1 photo
LEARNING THE RIGHT WAY: Chad Jokerst, a second-year apprentice at Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, takes a weld test. – Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 photo
HISTORIC TRANSFORMATION: A SMART Local 36 sheet metal worker and employee with Missouri Building Services installs a copper sheet on the roof at Lambert St. Louis International Airport as part of a $6.7 million project to replace the original roof on the airport’s historic domed vault. – SMART 36 photo
LENDING A HELPING BRUSH: Members of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 58 put their brushes to work as part of a charitable effort to spruce up Main Street Chapel in Historic Downtown St. Charles. – IUPAT District Council 58 photo
A CONCRETE EFFORT: Clint Maxey, a member of Laborers’ Local 110 and employee of Fenix Construction, pours concrete to complete an approach to the parking lot of the new 3.6-acre Ridgecrest Crossing strip mall at the corner of Jeffco Boulevard and Ridgecrest Drive in Arnold. – Laborers’ Local 110 Photo
RESTORING POWER: A team of IBEW Local 1439 members employed by Ameren work to restore electricity to a residential neighborhood in the St. Louis Metro area after a storm knocked down power lines. – IBEW Local 1439 photo