Welcome to the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota website.
The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota represents craftworkers in the trowel trades throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Our more than 3,500 members provide quality craftsmanship as:
Bricklayers and Blocklayers
Tile Layers and Tile Finishers
Concrete Products Specialists
Marble Shopworkers and Materials Handlers
BAC Local 1 MN/ND was chartered in 2004 by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (IUBAC). The oldest charter was granted to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1882. Founded in 1865, IUBAC is one of the oldest, most respected and highly skilled trade unions in the United States and Canada.
Today’s BAC members are carrying on this proud tradition of craft excellence and union solidarity started by our founders. With our steadfast focus on fair wages, exceptional benefits, safe working conditions and teamwork coupled with our enduring commitment to exceptional workmanship, we will remain the industry leader for decades to come.
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Michael J. Cook
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota
Contractors, it has come to the attention of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers that on jobs funded through the State of Minnesota, that overtime hours are not being paid according to the law. If a project is funded completely or in part by the State of Minnesota, overtime is paid after eight hours in a day. Some CBA's have 4 ten hour days or 4 nines plus 4 hour language. The law will supersede this language and the contractor will be responsible for paying overtime after 8 hours in a day. If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Doug Schroeder at (612) 845-3136.
Employers – Health Fund Enrollment Guide and Enrollment Form
The Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) has established many new rules that are being implemented by the BAC Health Plan for 2014. Included in the new rules will be a shorter waiting period for coverage. Employees will be eligible for coverage with less qualifying hours than have been needed in previous years. Because employees will become eligible sooner, we must get them enrolled at the administrator, Zenith-American Solutions, as soon as possible after employment begins.
Starting in August, the Minnesota and North Dakota Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Health Fund will begin a series of informational meetings outlining significant changes to the Health Fund for the Pre-Medicare Health Plan and HRA participants for January 1, 2014. All participants and spouses (Active and Retired) should attend one of the following meetings to learn about these changes and what to do to enroll for health coverage for 2014. Please view Health Changes for more information.
Its Not Just Dust, It's Silica
Employees who work with cement, bricks and concrete blocks can be exposed to high levels of crystalline silica. Workers who cut bricks and concrete are at special risk, because of the high level of dust created by sawing concrete and brick, especially dry sawing.....Read More
As political strategy, and probably error, the Democrats leading up to June 5 underplayed the impact of what was happening to union workers. That strategy failed -- hard -- far from big cities. It was the rural communities that handed Scott Walker his victory - and out there, apparently, the word "union" had a bad taste and no contrary fire to dispute the view.
While workers – including many non-union workers -- remain proud of how quickly they gathered and protested in Madison and collected recall signatures, there were citizens who saw that not as America in action but an America to be afraid of ...Read More
A great author once said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” This quote is just as true for unions as it is for individuals. But the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local Union #1 have joined with most of Minnesota’s other building and construction trade unions and fundamentally changed their efforts and how they enforce prevailing wage laws on public construction projects.....Read More
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