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Click below to see the July update to our members from President Mike Volpentesta.

The Local 74 Executive Committee appointed Dan Kuczkowski to take over as the new President of Local 74. Dan started as a Bricklayer apprentice in 1995 with Local 74.

The ADC would also like to congratulate Dave Naprstek, President of Local 74, on his retirement.

We are happy to announce that we have resumed in person Union meetings!  All meetings will be held at the union hall at 660 N.

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 2021 R.E. Shepherd college scholarships:

Lauren Benduha, who will be attending Illinois State University.

Ernest Berdychowski, who will be attending Illinois State University.

Alderman Jim Gardiner of the 45th ward talks prevailing wage, project labor agreements, and the importance of skilled labor! 

400 million dollars worth of UNION construction coming to the 45th ward thanks to our Labor friendly alderman Jim Gardiner! 

The middle class built Chicago and Unions built the middle class! 

Wednesday’s announcement brings us one step closer to repairing, rebuilding and restoring our country. Working people are continuing to bear the brunt of the greatest national crisis since the Great Depression, and any just recovery will require unprecedented federal investments in the working communities that have lost the most.

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. Department of Labor, Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

Our Business Representatives have been meeting with and hand delivering the 25, 40, and 50 year awards to our hard working members who deserve to be recognized for their years of service. Below are some pictures from our members, to whom we extend our heartfelt congratulations.

Next year we are hoping to resume our tradition of meeting in person to celebrate these career milestones.

Thank you again to all our members for your years of service and dedication to the union.

Congratulations and best wishes to you!

Fraternally,

The application window has closed for 2021. Please check back in January 2022 for information regarding the 2022 application process and timeline.

One of our members, Irvin Wheeler, lost his home during a recent apartment fire.  Thankfully, Irvin, his wife, and two daughters were able to make it out without injury, but everything they owned was lost. On behalf of ADC1 of Illinois, we want to thank everyone for their support and generosity shown to the Wheeler family during this difficult time. We were able to drop off clothing & cash donations from our members and office staff along with a generous furniture donation.