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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.

[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 Int

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.

**THIS JOB LISTING 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 February 7th.

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

DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE DATE!!!

The first semi-annual Union meeting under the new Local has been scheduled for March 14th 2020. Doors will open and check-in begins at 11:00am. Any member wishing to have their membership card stamped up to date may bring it with them to have done.

*Lunch will be provided.

On Saturday December 7th 2019 Bricklayer and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 Washington and Alaska honored members for reaching milestones of 25 and 40 continuous years of service. Also included in the event were a couple recent Apprentice to Journeyperson graduates and the Royal Higbee Apprentice of the Year award.

From:            President Boland

Date:            November 22, 2019

RE:                IRAP Update

If you haven't received a communication from the International Union, please see the correspondence below regarding their new benefits website:

*A version of this was sent via USPS mail

Message from the President: 

Greetings from the new BAC Local 1 of Washington and Alaska. My name is Matthew Bilyeu, I have been a member for 15 years working with many of you in the field. It is a privilege to lead this Local Union as we begin a new chapter in the history of BAC for Western Washington and Alaska.