BAC Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois

On behalf of myself, Secretary-Treasurer Mike Volpentesta, and all the officers and staff of the ADC, we wish you and your families a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Jim Allen

On this Veteran's Day, we want to salute and express our profound appreciation to our Veteran members and all Veterans throughout this country.

We are very happy and proud to announce our own Liliana Calderon, Journeyperson Bricklayer, has been honored with receiving the North America's Buiding Trades Unions Tradeswomen Heroes Award. 

In an effort to help our members keep up-to-date with the latest information and resources regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, please click on the links below to the U.S.

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
- Barack Obama

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Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty. — Samuel Gompers

Recent News

To all members:

As you are all aware our country has been dealing with the Coronavirus for the past several months.

My concern is the safety of our membership and making available information that is passed on to us by health officials.

Please take the time to read this factsheet and take precautions to protect yourselves and your family members.

With all this in mind, I will be CANCELING ALL NOVEMBER IN-PERSON UNION MEETINGS TO INCLUDE THE LOCAL 74 MEETING ON NOVEMBER 12th, THE LOCAL 56 MEETING ON NOVEMBER 17th AND THE LOCAL 21 MEETING ON NOVEMBER 24th.

Robert E. Shepherd was the President of the Ceramic Tile Layers Local 67 and later selected to be the Vice President of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers. Each year the R.E. Shepherd Scholarship Fund awards five $5,000 scholarships to the children of union members. We are happy to announce the recipients of the 2020 R.E. Shepherd college scholarships:

Saige Heelein, who will be attending Bradley University.

Samuel Premak, who will be attending University of Iowa.

Shannon Ranialli, who will be attending Illinois State University.

On July 1, 2020 Mike Lowery retired as Secretary-Treasurer of the District Council.

Upon his retirement, and according to the ADC constitution I have appointed Mike Volpentesta to complete the remainder of the term.

I look forward to working with Mike as we continue the work of representing the membership to the best of our ability.

Fraternally,

President Allen

Dear Members:

June 1, 2020 starts another year for wage and benefit improvements for the BAC Membership.

This year we negotiated three agreements, Brick, Marble, and Terrazzo.

All three were settled just before the June 1 expiration.

The Brick and Marble negotiated a 3-year contract, and the Terrazzo a 4-year contract.

Wage sheets will be put out shortly and a member may call the hall or a Business Representative for the allocations.

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