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In late January 2021, Apprentices from our Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Workers' Union Local 18 of Missouri Apprenticeship Program crafted and delivered a handmade mosaic tile recreation of the M

The COVID vaccines are becoming more widely available. As indicated in the graphics below, the vaccine is no-cost.  More information can be found here:

The 2020 Bricklayer500 Regional Competition was held at Midwest Brick & Block on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Get excited! The 2020 Bricklayer 500 Regional Competition is THIS SATURDAY at Kirchner Midwest Brick & Block!
 
There's a whole day of competitions, starting with the Apprentice Competition at 7:30am, followed by the Bricklayer500 main event at 11:00am, and the Blocklaying Contest starting at 12:30pm. 

You can follow along can cheer on your Local 1 Brothers with the livestream feed on the Specmix Facebook page. 

Join us on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 pm CST to hear important information from presenters with the IHF, United Healthcare, SavRx, and Cigna Dental! You can participate in biometric screenings AT-HOME and earn a chance to WIN raffle prizes from United Healthcare, SavRx, and Cigna!

Please pre-register for the event by visiting the link below: http://bit.ly/BACVirtualHealthFair2020

The Officers and Members of Bricklayers' Local 1 of Missouri have an active job action against the Walmart location in Maplewood Commons. This project is being bannered to alert the public that Walmart has hired David Robertson Construction, out of Springfield, MO,  an out-of-town, non-signatory contractor paying below area standard wages negotiated by Local 1.

Brut Media published a video outlining the differences between Joe Biden and Donald Trump that is worth your time to watch prior to this upcoming election. 

The Officers and Members of Bricklayers' Local 1 of Missouri have an active job action against the ownership of the new development under construction at The Shoppes at Hilltop, in Eureka Missouri. This project is being bannered to alert the public that the ownership of this development is using his maintenance staff to lay brick on the weekends and paying below area standards for the work.

This year's Bricklayer 500 Regional Competition will be held Saturday, October 10 at Midwest Brick & Block.  And, NEW THIS YEAR, the top four masons with the highest adjusted brick counts at the end of the season will earn a spot on the World Championship roster with the SPEC MIX REGIONAL SERIES WILD CARD CHALLENGE! 

Tough as Nails is a competition series that celebrates everyday Americans who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor. Competitors are tested for their strength, endurance, agility, and mental toughness in challenges that take place in real world work environments. One by one, they are eliminated until the Tough As Nails winner is named.

In early August, both Locals 1 and 18 held their first in-person Union Meetings since March, having taken a hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic. 

At the August 2020 Local 1 Union Meeting, ADC Director Brian Jennewein and ADC Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin presented Brother David Gettinger with his 40-Year Service Pin.