News

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.

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. 

On behalf of the Officers and members of Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to our members who this year have achieved 50, 40 and 25 years of service and commitment to the union. Without your many years of hard work and support, the Local and its members would not be where we are today.

On this Veteran's Day, we want to salute and express our profound appreciation to our Veteran members and all Veterans throughout this country. Your unwavering courage, sacrifice and dedication have allowed all Americans to enjoy freedoms we at times take for granted.

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. 

This award was created in a joint effort between NABTU’s Tradeswomen’s Committee and Apprenticeship and Training Committee to congratulate and spotlight the dedicated tradeswomen within NABTU’s affiliate unions.

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

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

PDF icon rapid_response_april_2020.pdf

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.

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 March 24, 2019, the Officers and Tile Setter membership celebrated their 100-year affiliation with the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers!

International President James Boland was there to congratulate the hundreds in attendance. Posted are some of the pictures of the celebration.