The 2023 Bricklayer500 Regional Competition was held at Midwest Brick & Block on Saturday, September 16.  As has been customary, every team competing was a Union Member employed by one of our Bricklayers Local 1 of Missouri Signatory Contractors.

We are excited to announce the First Place winning team *and* the Top Craftsman award at the 2023 Bricklayer500 Regional Contest are Local 1 MO Journeyman Bricklayer Rudy Menke, and his Mason Tender Steve Braswell, employed by Local 1 Signatory Contractor John Smith Masonry. They will be advancing on to the National Championships in Las Vegas in January 2024.

We are pleased to announce our new permanent BAC Cares Health Clinic doctor! Dr.

Recent Service Award recipients are:

Have you signed up for your account with Midwest Coalition of Labor? It's a free benefit included as part of your Membership with the ADC!  These benefits are available at no cost to our Members and are eligible for as long as they remain Members in Good Standing.

Representatives from United Healthcare, Cigna Dental, and the IHF held a Health Fair in the ADC Hall on Wednesday, October 12, for all ADC members and their families.  The services included biometric screenings and flu shots, as well as several giveaways.

46-Year Retired Member Ken Aulbach recently donated this Working Code booklet dated 1909, which was found by his uncle, a Plasterer, in a wall in the 1990's.  It is in pretty amazing condition for its age, and makes for interesting reading. 

All of the pages were carefully scanned and are in order below, but we have included a PDF version if you'd like to save it.

The 2022 BAC/IMI International Apprentice Contest showcased the skill of highly trained Apprentice Craftworkers representing every Local within the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Seventy-five Apprentices from across the United States and Canada competed to earn the title of International Craft Champion. First, second, and third place were awarded in brick, pointing-cleaning-caulking, stone, tile, marble, terrazzo, cement, and plaster. The event was held September 23-24 in Boston.   

Bricklayers Local 1 of Missouri took job action against Weinhardt Party Rentals, located on The Hill at 5901 Elizabeth, for hiring a non-Signatory Contractor to do the brickwork their building. 

It was our pleasure to present Brother Richard Abeln, a 3rd Generation Member and 3rd Generation Contractor, with his 75 Years of Service Award recently.  Also shown are BAC ADC of Eastern Missouri Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin, who service his Apprenticeship under Mr. Abeln, and Director Brian Jennewein.

Congratulations to Brother Abeln on this milestone, thank you for your many years of loyalty to Local 1!
It was our pleasure to present Brother Robert Granzow with his 75 Years of Service Award recently.  Shown are Eastern Missouri Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin, Brother Robert Granzow, his wife Shirley, and ADC of Eastern Missouri Director Brian Jennewein. 
Congratulations to Brother Granzow on this milestone, thank you for your many years of loyalty to Local 1!