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Over the Summer, your ADC Officers spent several weeks volunteering their time at the Lift for Life Gym. 

Bricklayers' Local 1 Members took job action against non-Signatory Contractor Carvalho Masonry, who was selected by General Contractor Pernikoff Construction, to work at a restoration job off Hampton Avenue. 

Walking picket for this job action is Ernar Hodzic, the brother of Tilesetters' Local 18 Member Senad Hodzic. 

The Bricklayers' Local 1 Officers have been holding 50/50 raffles and raffling attendance prizes for the last several months' Union meetings with prizes paid for out of their own pockets. 

Shown below are Journeyman Local 1 Bricklayers Steve Schulte and Mike O'Neill, winners of the  January 2018 50-50, and Apprentice Bricklayer Cyril Jennewein, winner of the January 2018 Attendance Prize.

The Bricklayers' Local 1 Officers have been holding 50/50 raffles and raffling attendance prizes for the last several months' Union meetings with prizes paid for out of their own pockets.  For the December 2017 Union Meeting and Member Christmas Party, the Officers raffled off a big screen, flat panel Samsung Smart TV.  The winners of the prizes are pictured below. 

Shown below are Journeyman Local 1 Bricklayers Rich Kerperien, Ron Williams and Brian Burton. 

Recently, the Officers and Members of Bricklayers' Local 1 took Job Action against a new Chick-Fil-A, being built on Hampton in South City by an out-of-state, non-Union Contractor from Arkansas. 

Shown below are Local 1 Member Wasim Aziz and Ernar Hodzic, brother of Local 18 Member Senad Hodzic, at the Job Action on Chick-Fil-A.

As a result of this Job Action, Chick-Fil-A agreed to build future stores using Union Labor. 

RECENT PASSINGS

Edward Finder – 58 Year Gold Card Member
Died December 10, 2017 at 79 years old

Brother Finder was indentured by Joseph Finder Bricklaying in August 1959 and spent his entire career there, before retiring in 1990.

Recently, at a meeting held for the lead Officers of Locals across the International Union, Retired ADC Director Don Brown was honored with the Craft Award for Outstanding Local/ADC Officer.  Perhaps we are a bit biased, but we'd say it's justified. 

As part of the awards ceremony. the International Union put together a short video presentation on Don that we have linked below for our membership. 

Please join us in congratulating Don on this well-deserved honor!

Several of our Bricklayers' Local 1 Members competed in the SpecMix Regional Bricklayer 500 event held annually on September 28, 2017. Among those who competed, two of our members won top honors.