This information is updated on the first and third Monday of each month. The same message is available on Local 697's  space on the International's "Construction Jobs Board"  on the International's Website.  also, see links.

Updated on first and third Mondays of each month.

 As an important note, The Local 697 Business office has moved to a new location at 7200 Mississippi St., Suite 200, Merrillville Indiana.

June 15, 2015. The work opportunities will remain slow. We do not have any major projects on tap. At this time many projects in the steel industry are small and do not require much manpower. The steel industry 5 days or less outage type work that is short in duration does get into book II. We do not anticipate any permanent calls getting into Book II. Check the surrounding Indiana locals for work opportunities. To date 179 on book I; 172 available on book II. 

Sign-in 7:30 -4:45 M,T,Th,Fri, 7:30-4:45 Wed; Re-sign from the 10-16th of the first month of each quarter. Jan,April,July Oct. Jobs update daily on our Website:  ..Note: 3 turndown rule is in effect. If you are registered on the Out of Work list, you can bid on jobs on the website, leave a voice message or you may still call in between 7:30 and 9 am. Please! watch the double booking!


Sign-in 7:30- 4:15 M,T, Th, Fri,  7:30-4:45 Wed; Re-sign between the 10th and 16th of the first month of each quarter . Jan, April, July, Oct. Jobs updated daily on our  Website:      ..Note: 3 Turndown rule is in effect. 
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