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.
Recently, Nine PBS did a story on their Living St. Louis program on the Missouri Works Initiative Building Union Diversity (B.U.D.) Program, in which both our Local 1 and Local 18 Apprenticeship Programs participate regularly, and features Local 18 Apprentice Tile Finisher Raine McDevitt (Stutte Tile).

The story can be viewed here:  

Did you know that the IMTEF recently introduced Maternity and Childcare benefits for our Members?  These programs are another great step toward making high-paying construction jobs with great benefits more welcoming to women and families. 

One of the benefits of being a Member of the ADC of Eastern Missouri is your free membership with the Midwest Coalition of Labor, and all the great benefits that come with it! 

On Thursday, February 3, 2023, the ADC Officers were joined by our late Pension Director Gary Juenger's family to present scholarship awards to our first group of recipients.  Each applicant submitted an essay along with their application paperwork for the Officers to review, and each applicant beautifully described what their parent's Membership in this Union has provided their family. 

The ADC recently launched Online Dues Payments through the Member Portal.

As long as you're signed up and logged into your Portal, you can select the Dues Payment tab, and proceed with making a Credit or Debit Card Payment. 

From there you can choose how many months you wish to pay...

The August Primary Election on August 7, 2018 is likely to be the most important day in Missouri history since 1978.  It is vital to YOUR livelihood, YOUR paycheck and YOUR family's health insurance that YOU get out and VOTE NO ON PROP A to Defeat Right to Work--AGAIN. 

You must be registered to vote no later than July 11, 2018 in order to vote in the August 7 Primary.  You may visit the ADC Hall to fill out the registration form, or visit the Missouri Secretary of State website to register. 

Recently, the Officers and Members of Bricklayers' Local 1 took job action against MSD.  Despite bidding the work with Local 1 PCC Contractors, this job action was unfortunately still necessary, as MSD chose to hire Midland, an out-of-state, non-Union PCC Contractor from Ft. Scott, Kansas. This job action was in front of the MSD Grand Glaize workyard and included bannering and an inflatable.

Shown below are Local 1 Members Jim Argureio and Steve Jakubiak at the Job Action on MSD.