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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.

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.

The International Pension Funds (IPF) and International Health Funds (IHF) in conjunction with the Member Assistance Program (MAP) have launched a new website, http://bacbenefits.org/

CBS is creating a new, competitive reality show with a working title of “Tough as Nails” and asked for help to locate contestants that best represent the Trade Unions. 

Representatives from United Healthcare, Cigna Dental, and the IHF held a Health Fair in the ADC Hall on Wednesday, October 9  for all ADC members and their families.  The services included biometric screenings and flu shots, as well as several giveaways.

Reprinted with written permission from the September-October 2019 issue of St. Louis CNR Magazine
Excerpted from "Multitude of Flooring Options Offer Spectrum of Colors, Branding, Character" by Kerry Smith. Photo and article used with permission.



TERRAZZO, RESINOUS, LUXURY VINYL AND WOOD FLOORING SURFACES OFFER
PROJECT OWNERS, DESIGNERS AND CONTRACTORS MORE COLOR AND TEXTURE
CHOICES THAN EVER BEFORE.

Officers and Members of Bricklayers' Local 1 have an active job action against Fairfield Inn & Suites on Butler Hill Road at Hwy 55, for hiring a contractor that pays its workers substandard wages and benefits was hired to build this new hotel location.
 
Thanks to Retired Local 18 Tilesetters Steve Hanlon and Richard Hanlon for volunteering their time to assist us with the bannering!
 
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The U.S. Bates Scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2021 competition. Every year the program selects three students to receive a stipend of $5,000 per year for up to four years.

To be considered for the 2021 U.S. Bates Scholarship, a student must be the child or stepchild of a U.S. member in good standing of a BAC Local, and plan to enter college in the fall of 2021. Students must plan to take the standardized “PSAT” exam in October 2019.