Probationary Member Application

  • Application Process: Review and sign the attached documents, ensuring all required fields are completed. You can also complete the paperwork at the Hall.
  • Insurance Commencement: Insurance coverage begins on the first day after accumulating 405 bank hours worked. Other benefits become effective on the first day of the month following the receipt of 405 bank hours by the Administrator.
  • Benefits Information: Detailed benefits information can be found in the provided link to the 771 Benefits Booklet. 
  • Eligibility: Eligibility for benefits starts after the organization receives 405 hours, which are typically received on the 15th of the following month. For example, if you reach 405 hours in March, the organization receives them in April, and your benefits become effective in May.
  • Monthly Report: Once you are enrolled in benefits, you will receive a monthly report from Coughlin, you can also access your account through the Coughlin App,

Here are a couple of notes for you to remember. 

  • We have a member’s app HERE we encourage our members to download it as it is a useful member tool.
  • Your monthly dues are your responsibility; you can pay for as many months at a time as you wish.
  • You can pay your monthly dues by:  
    • dropping by the hall, we cannot accept cash 
    • calling in with a credit card 
    • sending an e-transfer to email:   password: local771   memo: Member’s Name 
    • leaving your credit card on file for monthly processing 
  • When you get laid off, call the Hall, and have your name put on the out-of-work list. You will need to check the jobline and post in for the jobs you are interested in. This can also be done on the app.
  • As a Probationary member, you are invited to the monthly meetings which are held on the 4th Saturday of the month at 10:00 am. (There is no meeting in August or December.)  You will be seated without a voice or vote, but it is a terrific way to get involved as a Member. 
  • You should always have a Steward on site. A Steward is a Union member who can assist you in the event you have questions regarding your pay, the agreement, your rights, and anything related to the Union. If you are on a site without a Steward, please contact the Hall so one can be appointed. 
  • All training, unless provided by your employer, is to be booked by contacting the training department at the Hall. 
  • Your benefits are through Coughlin & Associates Ltd. Once you are in benefit, you will receive a monthly statement from them. 
  • Our website, has member information under MEMBER SERVICES. Our site is regularly updated, and you can find the information you need there. Explore the different tabs to find what you need. You can email any of the staff at the Hall by clicking on the links HERE. We are always available to our members. 
  • We encourage you to have your supervisor complete evaluations on you and have them submitted to the Hall; your Steward can also help with this. 
  • If any of your contact information changes you need to let us know so we can update your file. You can send it to  or update it through the app.
  • After 3 to 6 months, if you decide to continue your Ironworker career, you will need to apply for full membership. When you think you are ready to make the jump, reach out to us and we will get you the appropriate paperwork to fill out. Your membership will be brought up at a general membership meeting to get feedback from the members who have worked with you. If you are enrolling as an apprentice, the training department will assist you in completing the proper paperwork for school. We look after all the enrollment fees for apprenticeship. 

There are a lot of things to learn about being a Union Member, if you have any questions, please reach out to us.