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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. Industrial Drive, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Our Business Representatives have started meeting with and hand delivering the 25, 40, and 50 year awards to our hard working members who we recognize for their many years of hard work and dedicate

On October 17, 2021 the annual Retiree and 40-50-75 year Membership Service Award celebration was held at Medinah Banquets.  As the party was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, we honored

The application window is now closed for 2022. Please visit us later this year for information on the 2023 scholarships.

After recent retirements at the Executive level, we are pleased to announce our new ADC Executive Board and Executive Committee, pictured from left to right:

Mike Petritis, Executive Vice President and Director - Ceramic Tile, Marble & Terrazzo

Mike Erdenberger - President, Local 21 and Executive Committee member

Ruben Collazo Jr. - Secretary-Treasurer

Michael Volpentesta - President, ADC1 of Illinois

Hector Arellano - Executive Vice President and Director - Pointers, Cleaners & Caulkers

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 2022 R.E. Shepherd Fund Scholarships:

Alexa Diaz, who will be attending University of Illinois  - Chicago. 

Hannah Kaczor, who will be attending University of Wisconsin - Madison. 

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,