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To all members:

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

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

Message from President Allen :

Mike Lowery, Secretary-Treasurer of the ADC, has announced to me his desire to retire at the end of June 2020.

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.

Attached are resources for members who may be filing for unemployment.

How To File an Unemployment Insurance Claim & Certify For Benefits:

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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 Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html

https://www.cdc.gov/

April 1, 2020 

To all members: 

There have been discussions among Management and Labor leaders regarding construction site precautions. 

Many thanks to the Chicagoland AGC for providing this information.

Click here to download and print the notice.

In addition, an article from the Boston Globe re: Walsh Construction action.  Click here.

The best way to fight Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to stop its spread from person to person in our communities. To get the word out on how to do that, Mayor Lightfoot has reached out to local Labor organizations and asked us to pass on vital information and resources to our members.

The Robert E. Shepherd Scholarship Fund was established in 1977 to honor one of the founding fathers and most influential members of the Ceramic Tile Layers Union, Local 67 of Illinois. Holding the highest position in the local union and named a vice-president of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, his vision was instrumental to the growth and success of the union movement. This scholarship continues his legacy of helping proud union families prosper.

Great Lakes Credit Union is available to all members and staff.  If you would like more information regarding the advantages of joining and services offered, please contact them at (708) 576-2847.  

https://www.glcu.org/

On August 11, 2019 some of our members took a roundtrip motorcycle ride from the ADC headquarters to Sycamore, Illinois.  It was a beautiful day and a good time!