Piledrivers, Bridge, Dock Builders & Divers Local 2520
825 East 8th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Tel: (907) 272-7576 Fax: (907) 277-8967
"BUILDING ALASKA SINCE 1955"
Proud members of
In 1903 an organizing effort by an association of Dockmen, Ironmen, Timbermen and Machinemen culminated in the formation and charting of Local 51, San Pedro, California, of the International Pile Drivers, Bridge, Dock and Ornamental Ironworkers Union.
During the 1890s through the 1920s, Construction Trade Unionist like the Pile Driver, Carpenter/Bridge Constructors, Dock Workers, Divers, Seamen and Ironworkers found collective labor to be successful periodically.
The chartings of Pile Driver, Bridge, Dock and Wharf Carpenter Locals by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters was the culmination of a jurisdictional mediation between the Ironworkers and Carpenters International Unions at the beginning of the 1920ís.
Alaska Piledrivers, Bridge, Dock Builders and Divers Local 2520 were granted their charter in 1955 by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. The original membership started with 25 charter members.
PILEDRIVERS LOCAL 2520 BYLAWS AND TRADE RULES PREAMBLE Our aim will be to promote and protect the interest of the membership, to elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of all working men and women, to assist each other in sickness and distress. To discourage piecework, to encourage apprenticeship and a higher standard of skill, to cultivate a feeling of friendship, and to assist each other to secure employment. To aid and assist all organizations to uphold the dignity of labor, resist oppression by peaceful and honorable means. To hold it as a sacred principle, that Union members, above all others should set a good example as true and faithful workmen, performing their duties to their employer with honor to themselves, and to their organization. We resent the principle of open shop association, and will continually strive for the enactment of legislation which will enable us to achieve our objectives. Realizing that a blow at one organization is a blow to all, therefore, it shall be our duty as Union members to purchase Union made goods and patronize Union shops and business establishments whenever possible to do so. So with these aims and principles in mind, we, the Piledrivers of Alaska affiliate ourselves into an organization that shall be known as Local Union 2520 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution and laws of the Brotherhood.