News

Negotiations will start in spring and we want to hear from our members. Typically, a special called meeting would be scheduled at the Union hall to accomplish this.

For any members interested or wanting clarifications, below are the links to each State's restrictions published November 16th, 2020. Please click on your state below.

It's National Apprenticeship Week. A time to reflect on the contributions by union members across the country that have built apprenticehsip programs into what they are today.

Below is the list of candidates who have been endorsed by the Washington State Building and Construction Trades as beneficial to Labor and the Construction Industry.

Masonry and Steel. Architects and engineers will tell you that if you want a commercial building to last, you will build it with masonry and steel. The timber industry is spending millions of dollars lobbying for incentives and preferrential treatment to commercial buildings that will take a risk and use cross-laminated timber (CLT) for their structural designs. 

* THIS JOB POSTING HAS BEEN CLOSED*

We are looking to hire for a Field Representative/Organizer position. If you are interested, please read the brief description below and apply by following the link at the bottom of the page. Submissions will be accepted through Friday September 25th.

Minimum Qualifications:

-          Candidates are to be members in good standing with Local 1 WA/AK

-          Have an outgoing personality, and ability to talk to strangers of all walks of life

**This page has been updated from the original to include the results of the election at the bottom

On June 12, 2020 the Election Committee counted the initial vote and nominations for sending delgates to the IU Convention later this year. The Management Committee's recommendation of sending 8 delegates and 0 alternates to the convention passed with 62% voting YES and 38% voting NO. The nominees are as follows:

*We are currently out of the original one's with our Local's logo on them, however IUBAC have provided gaiters that we have available, please fill out the same form below.

COVID-19 has effected us all, and we understand that full effect of this shutdown is not yet known. In light of that, BAC Local 1 WA/AK has worked with all the trustees of the Masonry Security Plan to adopt a new emergency self-pay option for participants who will lose coverage and for those newer members who didn't quite have enough hours reported to start coverage.

Earlier this week, Secretary-Treasurer Sanden along with our election committee verified and counted the ballots for the Constitution and By-Laws this Local will be operating under going forward. I am pleased to inform the membership that the Constitution has been accepted (95% voted approve), and additionally the new check-off dues structure was passed (91% voted approve). The copy of the constitution that was originally mailed out to everyone can now be for official reference.