What is a Boilermaker?

A Boilermaker is a tradesperson who possesses the knowledge and skills required to work in the Boilermaker Construction industry. The duties of a Boilermaker include:

  • Welding
  • Acetylene Burning
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Fiberglass Laminating
  • Fitting-up
  • Grinding
  • Rigging
  • Scaffold Erection and Dismantling
  • Stack Work
  • Steel Erection
  • Tube Rolling
  • And more...
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Welcome to Boilermakers Local Lodge 154


The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers was chartered on September, 1 1883. Ten years later, when Pittsburgh was still known as the “Smoky City”, Boilermakers Local 154 was officially chartered on November 17, 1894. The International affiliated with the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1896. Now, over a century later, Local 154 continues to be an industry leader by providing the best trained workers to meet our Contractors and Customers manpower needs. Our workforce includes over 2,000 members, 1,650 journeyman, 150 apprentices and 200 trainees. We are constantly expanding our manpower and recruitment resources to meet the needs of the industry we serve. We have built our reputation by dispatching trained, skilled and productive craftsmen to every job site, regardless of its size.

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Pay Dues

Monthly Dues are now payable online via debit cards, gift cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, PayPal and Paypal Credit.

Please note, a 2.9% + $0.30 credit card processing fee is included in each online transaction. This fee represents ONLY the exact processing fee that Local 154 is charged to process online payments. To avoid the fee, please submit cash, check or money order to the Union Hall.