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

The last two weeks kicked off our Fall Semester at the ADC Apprenticeship Training Center with Bricklayers Local 1 Apprentice Coordinator Dale Jennewein at the helm. 

Our Bricklayers’ Local 1 Apprentices recently gave their time on a community outreach project at the St.

Below is a video of David Cay Johnson, an investigative journalist, author and expert on tax and economic policy, explaining Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension plans.

The last couple weeks kicked off our Spring Semester at the ADC Apprenticeship Training Center with Bricklayers Local 1 Apprentice Coordinator Dale Jennewein.

Below are some photos of our new Level 1 Bricklayers and PCCs hard at work in the shop. 

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.