News

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.

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

Please see below the image for click-able links to register for each presentation.

*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.

(This page changes over time and some external links may be out of date or no longer work)

Many members are concerned about what is going on during this Stay Home order, what benefits are available, and what they should be doing as an individual to stay safe. Below are links to various letters and resources that may be helpful at this time:

May 29th OSHA issues guidance for construction work: CLICK HERE

[Washington, D.C.] March 18, 2020 – Gerard Scarano has announced his plans to retire from the International Union Executive Board effective March 31, 2020, ending fifteen years of service as an International Union Officer, and decades of leadership within BAC at the Local and Regional level. 

On March 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) published the final rule on “Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs” (IRAPs).

For students graduating this year and planning to attend school in Fall 2020, eligible dependents of BAC Local 1 WA/AK members can apply for the following scholarships:

Richard L. Jones Memorial Scholarship offered by BAC 1 WA/AK

Ann Gallagher Memorial Scholarship offered by Washington State Building Trades

**UPDATE**

The PRO Act has passed the house of representatives with overwhelming support. Thank you to everyone that did their part and made their voice heard.

For too long, workers have been punished for coming together to form a union - their legal right in this country. Our labor laws desperately need to change. Click the link below and tell Congress to pass the PRO Act now and respect workers’ freedom to organize.