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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.

A few of the Bricklayers Local 1 Apprentices spent the day laying block for the base of a new athletics equipment shed at Eureka High School, whose campus was extensively damaged by back-to-back flooding. 

An opinion piece went live on Medium.com a few months ago outlining the many ways the poor and working class workers are being abused by the rich, i.e., the Waltons, the Bezoses, the Trumps. In it, she explains that job creation isn’t any more than a catchphrase and doesn’t mean anything to the average person. Many of the points made in this article are going to sound familiar, as they are similar talking points to the anti-RTW movement. It is worth the ten or so minutes it will take you to read.

At the Local 23MO Christmas Party held earlier in December, Improver Austen Arnold and Apprentice Dessiree (Annie) Harvey are pictured next to their class project, a fireplace they proudly built for the party.  

In observance of New Year's, there will be NO January 2020 Union Meetings for Bricklayers' Local 1 OR for Tilesetter's Local 18.  

We will see you in February! 

In November 2019, some of our Local 1 Apprentices assisted in building the load-bearing block piers for the new wheelchair-accessible house in progress for former Rock Hill Police Officer Mathew Crosby, who was shot and paralyzed in the line of duty.  These piers will hold up the deck from the second floor of the house and will be wrapped in stone at a later date. 

The BAC ADC of Eastern Missouri Joint Apprenticeship and Training School recently hosted a Scaffold Training for our Members.  We'd like to thank Ray Boehm and Goedecke for helping to put this training together.

We are the “Best Hands in the Business,” because of our world-class Apprenticeship & training programs. led by our amazing Apprentice Instructors Dale Jennewein, Steve Jahnsen and Stoyan Hristov. 

With the guidance from our Bricklayers Local 1 Apprentice Instructor Dale Jennewein, Nate Estes, a level 5 Apprentice, and Courtland Rhodes, a level 4 Apprentice are shown below laying brick in the shop.

Officers and Members of Tilesetters Local 18 of Missouri have an active job action against Planet Fitness, located at the corner of Chippewa and S. Kingshighway, for hiring American Flooring, an out-of-state non-Signatory Contractor, to do work on this location. 

Mike Weber, President and Business Agent for Tilesetters Local 18 of Missouri, spoke with the Lead Installer for this company who informed him he is working for $25/hr with no benefits and said the rest of the crew is paid $20/hr with no benefits.