News

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).

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Welcome to the newly redesigned website of Local 2 of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. This new website should provide improved communications to our members, contractors, and the public. A simple resource to stay well versed on news, events and actions you can take to strengthen our trade.

In the spirit of providing up-to-date communications, I present to you an update on where we stand in the receivership, and more broadly, where things stand with the Pacific Northwest Administrative District Council and Local 2 WA/ID/MT.

The 2018 WOMEN BUILD NATIONS (WBN) conference is making its way to the West Coast!! This year the conference will be held in Seattle WA! The North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) is pleased to announce our local co-sponsors, ANEW and Washington Build Trades. With this move to the West Coast, we anticipate attendance of 2,000 or more tradeswomen.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2018 picnic held on September 22nd at Vasa Park. While there were a couple bouts of rain, it didn't stop us from having a great time. Connecting with members, eating good food, and winning prizes was what the day was about. 

See the photo gallery HERE.

Thank you to everyone who came out to help, support, volunteer, and participate in the regional qualifier round. The event was held on September 14th at the WWMT Training Center. Congratulations to bricklayer David Wernette (Joshua Carey tended) for taking first place and heading to Las Vegas in January for the national championship.

Competitors were:

Saturday September 8th marked the start of this year’s training with an apprenticeship orientation. A large turnout of the men and women enrolled in the program gave a look into the strength and future growth of our trade.

BAC U.S. Members:

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Bates Scholarship award amount has increased from $2,500 per year to $5,000 per year. Three winners are selected each year to receive stipends of $5,000 per year for up to four years.

To be considered for the 2020 U.S. Bates Scholarship, a student must be a high school junior who took the standardized “PSAT” exam in October 2018, and the child or stepchild of a U.S. member in good standing of a BAC Local.