Local 1998

Just what is the Boilermakers union?

We’re an elite membership of skilled craftsmen and women trained and committed to stand apart as the best. At Local 1998, we’re the choice for workers at NASSCO who want an innovative, forward-thinking union that looks out for its members today and tomorrow.

Through Boilermakers Local 1998, we have a voice and a vote on the job at NASSCO. We’ve got each other’s backs. We negotiate collectively to make sure we all get the best safety, fair treatment, the wages and benefits we deserve and more.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers represents over 50,000 members throughout the United States and Canada, and we’re 140 years old. We have connections and relationships with unions all over the world, and for over a century, we’ve built up our experience, strength and resources.

We don’t make promises we can’t keep. And we follow Boilermakers Code and Creed.

What does that mean for Boilermakers at Local 1998? It means we’re part of a solid union with a solid reputation.

Stand together as Local 1998 Boilermakers

Before Boilermakers Local 1998 was born in 2003, employees at NASSCO Shipyard went 16 years without a labor contract. Not only did Local 1998 ratify an agreement—the contract approved by a unanimous vote of workers—but they also settled a lawsuit with NASSCO worth millions. Under the settlement, shipyard workers shared cash payments totaling $13.9 million and received an increase in pension worth $5.2 million. Just as we did then, when Boilermakers stand together, our voices are heard.

Check out these past articles about Local 1998: https://boilermakers.org/local/1998

WASHINGTON — The shipyard presiding over the renovations on the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard when it caught fire July 12 was awarded a $10 million contract modification for their effort

The General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard on Monday delivered the largest combination containership/roll-on, roll-off vessel ever built in the United States.

Recent News

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 1998 (National City, Calif.) will be involved in constructing advanced container ships powered by liquid natural gas (LNG), following a deal reached by General Dynamics NASSCO and TOTE Inc. late last year.
COURT UPHOLDS LOWER COURT RULING, AWARDS OVER $200,000 TO 90 WORKERS

It’s not only ships you’re building.  You’re also building the foundation for the rest of your life.

Join Local 1998 TODAY and craft a stronger future!

Your voice matters. Use it to make real change and real action happen.

Have questions about what’s going on at Local 1998? Want to share a concern or an idea? We need to hear from you. Your voice matters. Email Miguel Fonseca at [email protected] or call 630-788-2254