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Founding of the Ironworkers Union

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
1. Founding of the Ironworkers Union Marker
Inscription. On Feb. 4, 1896, sixteen delegates met at Moorheads Hall here to form the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers. Active in the struggle for health and safety standards; by 1996 it had 140,000 members.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.196′ N, 79° 59.912′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Street and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Grant Street. Touch for map. Located at Firstside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Steelworkers of America (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethel A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away); University of Pittsburgh Log Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away); Smithfield Street Bridge (about 600 feet away); Steamboat "New Orleans" (about 700 feet away); Protest Against Removing War Munitions (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allegheny County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
Founding of the Ironworkers Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
2. Founding of the Ironworkers Union Marker

1. Founding of the Ironworkers Union - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Iron Workers. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLabor Unions
 
Ironworkers, Robesonia Iron Company, Robesonia, PA image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1910
3. Ironworkers, Robesonia Iron Company, Robesonia, PA
The Pennsylvania State Archives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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