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.
This website will help you discover more about the crafts, provide access to our quarterly newsletter
and learn about our training programs. Just click on any of the items on the left to access specific
information, or on “Links” to reach related organizations. If you don’t find what you want, just click
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Michael J. Cook
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota
2013 Wage addendums are being posted as negotiations complete. Visit Addendums 2013.
Negotiations in Minnesota are in progress. Click for here updates.
Two Scholarships available for union members. See links below for requirements and how to apply
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
You, of all people, know the need of strong foundations. A sound elections process is the foundation upon which we build our communities. On November 6, Minnesotans are going to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that will create new barriers to voting for citizens from all walks of life—including our military voters.
The proposed amendment states that all absentee voters, “must be subject to substantially equivalent identity and eligibility verification prior to a ballot being cast or counted.” This requirement would mean that voters who are casting ballots away from home, including all of our brothers and sisters in the construction industry working jobs around the country, would be required to verify their identity in the same way as a voter who votes in person and presents their photo identification to an election judge. ...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
As a BAC member, you work hard to help improve the lives in your community to create a future of opportunity. Shouldn't your insurance help you cope with the uncertainties of your future? The Union Labor Life Insurance Company (Union Labor Life) offers the supplemental Life and Health insurance products to help provide the added financial security and valuable protection for union members and their families.
Visit Help For Our Members for links and information can could help you and your family.
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
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers 2005 Convention passed a resolution endorsing the following BAC Code of Conduct: Click Here
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