What the Western Steel Council Does
The Western Steel Council is an Employer Association comprising of Reinforcing, Miscellaneous, and Structural Steel fabricators, erectors, and placers. Established in 1959, it is the largest among the 12 Employer Associations signatories to the District Council Agreement. The Western Steel Council's membership accounts for an impressive 80% of all reported hours within the Association’s trust funds. With a core focus on negotiating and administering labor agreements, the WSC acts on behalf of ironworker employers across California and Nevada. Serving as advocates, the Council represents employers in grievance hearings and provides invaluable insights into the Master Labor Agreement and relevant Cal-Osha Standards, making it a valuable resource for personnel, labor relations, jurisdiction, and safety matters.
Furthermore, the Western Steel Council plays an active role in managing the Field and Shop Ironworker Trust Funds, which collectively exceed 5 billion dollars. The Board of Directors, along with dedicated Trustees and committee members, act as fiduciaries to ensure the prudent investment and protection of these funds.