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January 30, 2015
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Jim Vick, Business Agent Locals 13, 21, & 34
Outside Nordstrom's at Mayfair Mall
Local 2 Awards 2014
Local 19 Awards 2014
Local 9 Awards 2014
Local 4 Awards 2014
Local 3 Awards 2014
Local 1 Awards 2014
Eagle Scout Project November 2014
Eagle Scout Project November 2014
Pat Conway from IMI and UWM students
Wynn Jones, Business Agent Locals 3, 9, & 11 at UWM
Gary Burns, Director, and Mike Williams, IMI Instructor at UWM
Craig Heckel, Business Agent Locals 4 & 7 at UWM
Mark Graf, IMI Instructor at UWM
January 2015

A PDF File of the Local 5 Tile Wage Rate Sheet
for January 5, 2015 - May 31, 2015
can be found by clicking on the Wages tab

 



Wishing you a Happy New Year!
 

We have a lot going on this year including:

  • Negotiations for Local 5 and Local 2
     
  • The Local and State Apprenticeship contest. The State Apprenticeship contest will be hosted by Local 8 on April 11, 2015 at the BAC District Council Training Center in New Berlin.
     
  • The BAC District Council will host the Regional Stone Contest on June 13th, 2015. The National contest will be held during the International convention at the National Training Center.
     
  • We have good news in that strong work hours are being reported for all of the trades and we are adding Apprentices to all crafts.
     
  • The work outlook is better than it’s been in a long time. We are still looking for bricklayers and tile setters in some areas of the state and upgrade training is going well.
     
  • We are communicating with our contractors, along with the Building Trades, about Right to Work throughout the State of Wisconsin.
     
  • We have hired two new Business Agents, Craig Heckel (Locals 4 & 7), and Mike Hyatt (Local 5).

I would like to thank Jeff Leckwee, the former Director, and Rick Szymanski, the former Business Agent for Local 5, for their hard work and wish them both a happy retirement.

 

Gary Burns
Director
BAC District Council of Wisconsin


 



NEW OSHA REPORTING
OSHA's new reporting goes into effect January 1, 2015.

For more information please click on the OSHA tab
or visit OSHA's recordkeeping and reporting page at:



http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/index.html

 

NEW 2015 OSHA CLASS REQUIREMENTS
For more information please click on the OSHA tab.


OSHA DATABASE FOR MEMBERS
For more information please click on the OSHA tab.

 



COLD STRESS

Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work
in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress.


For more information please click on
the Downloads tab or visit the CDC website at:


http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/default.html


 


WI Labor History

ESSAY CONTEST FOR HIGH SCHOOOL STUDENTS

All Wisconsin high school students (grades 9 - 12) are eligible to participate in a High School Essay Contest conducted annually by the Wisconsin Labor History Society.

The high schools students are asked to write an essay of approximately 750 words on the following theme: "Unions have been important to my family and community because..." and up to eight cash prizes are awarded for the best.

The prizes will include one $500 first-place prize, one $300 second-place prize, one $200 third-place prize, and up to five $100 prizes for honorable mention.

Submissions must be postmarked Feb. 13, 2015 or before.

To access full details about the contest please click on the Downloads tab
or visit the Wisconsin Labor History website at:

http://www.wisconsinlaborhistory.org/contests/essay-contest-for-wisconsin-high-school-students



BAC BATES SCHOLARSHIP

Three students, whose parents or stepparents are U.S. BAC members, are selected annually to receive a stipend of $2,500 per year for up to four years. The program is open to sons and daughters of U.S. members who are now in their junior year of high school, and who have taken the standardized “PSAT” exam in October 2014.

The U.S. Bates Scholarship application deadline is February 28, 2015. Again, students must be juniors in high school at the time they apply. Students apply for the Bates Scholarship during the first half of their junior high school year and are notified if they are selected in March of their senior year.

To access full details about the program
please click on the Downloads tab or visit the International Union website at:

http://bacweb.org/train_edu_safety/education/bates/bates_us.php


ANNUAL BRICKLAYERS & ALLIED CRAFTSMAN

Local #8 Scholarship Awards Competition

Local #8 Wisconsin will award two (2) $500.00 scholarships for use at any accredited college, university, or business school approved by the selection committee.

Eligible students must be a senior in any High School graduating in May or June of current year, whose parent, guardian, or grandparent is a member in good standing of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftsman Local #8 Wisconsin.

The criteria used to determine the winner of this scholarship will be based on academic excellence and need. All applicants must take SAT or ACT test to qualify.

Completed applications must be forwarded to the Local #8 President
no later then the 3rd Wednesday, in April.

Applications are available by mail from the address below, by contacting your Local #8 Business Agent, Bill Bonlender at (262) 424-6456, or can be downloaded at the Downloads Tab.

BAC Local #8 Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 510617, New Berlin, WI 53151


WAUKESHA COUNTY LABOR COUNCIL 
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS COMPETITION

IN HONOR OF BROTHER GEORGE URBAN
 

The Waukesha County Labor Council is awarding two $1,000.00 scholarships for use in any accredited college, university, or business college approved by the selection committee.

Scholarships are limited to members of families who belong to a local union affiliated with the Waukesha County Labor Council AFL-CIO.

Eligible students must be a senior in any High School graduating between January 1st and July 1st. whose parent or guardian is a member of a local union affiliated with the Waukesha County Labor Council AFL-CIO.

The applicant must rank in the upper ½ of their graduating class.

Criteria used to determine the winner of this scholarship will be based on academic excellence and need. All applicants must take either the SAT or ACT test to qualify.

Completed applications must be forwarded to the Labor Council Secretary and be at the office no later than 3:00 pm on the Monday preceding the 4th Wednesday of the month of April.

Applications are available by mail from the address below or can be downloaded at the Downloads Tab.

Waukesha County Labor Council Scholarship Committee,
1726 South West Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53189



STATE APPRENTICESHIP CONTEST 2015

April 11, 2015

BAC District of WI Council Training Center

 



NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL

APPRENTICESHIP CONTEST 2015

MAY 30, 2015

Brick, Tile & Plaster

District Council Training Center

Addison, IL

JUNE 6, 2015

Cement, Marble, PCC & Terrazzo

OH/KY Administrative District Council

Batavia, Ohio

JUNE 13, 2015

Stone

WI Administrative District Council

New Berlin, WI


SAVE THE DATE!

BRICKLAYERS RIDE FOR DISASTER RELIEF

JULY 22 - 26, 2015

in conjunction with Mountain Fest 2015
Morgantown, West Virginia

 

Please support this ride and have fun at Mountain Fest 2015. It doesn't matter what kind of motorcycle you ride, just come and have fun with family and friends.


Bricklayers ride will be July 24th, 2015 - a self-guided ride.
For more information please follow the link below:

 

http://bricklayersfordisasterrelief.weebly.com/


                                                                                     November 8, 2014


Dear Jim Vick and Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 13,
 

Thank you for your generous donation to St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Thank you for assembling the team of five masons that donated a full day of labor and shared their knowledge and skill, along with their equipment, to help attach the decorative stone and set the cap on the church sign, which has had a profound impact on the community. But more importantly, your donation has had a profound impact on me personally.

What has impressed me the most is how individuals like you have rallied to support me on my projects. There are two projects that I’m working on, this project, to build a new Church sign which I started 12 months ago, and the other project, to become an Eagle Scout which I’ve been working on for the past 11 years.

When I reached the Scouting rank of Life my Scout Leaders inspired me by sharing with me the words of wisdom from legendary hall-of-fame basketball coach John Wooden that he shared with his team,

“It’s not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it.”

THANK YOU Jim and Local 13 for helping me to finish what I started 11 years ago!

Sincerely,

Jack Poirier

Life Scout – Order of the Arrow Represented for Troop 145

                                   

        

 



DOLLAR BANK, HEALTH INSURANCE
& PENSION FUND INFORMATION


BPA/WI Masons Benefit Funds Client Access

If you have a question about your health insurance, dollar bank, or pension through the BPA/WI Masons Benefit Funds please go to their website and follow these instructions to login to your personal information:

  • At the homepage click on "Client Access"
     
  • Enter the Login ID and password (case sensitive)
    Login ID: WIMasons    Password: trowel
     
  • Scroll down to "LINKS" on the left hand side at the BPA Client Access page
     
  • Under "LINKS" click on "NETime"
     
  • At the Login page enter your Username and Password (if you do not have a user name or password click on the "Request User Name" link to create one)

BPA/WI MASONS BENEFIT FUNDS CAN BE CONTACTED AT: (800) 236-1272

VISIT THE BPA/WI MASONS WEBSITE AT:
http://www.bpalja.com


RECIPROCITY FORMS

For WI Masons Benefit Funds
AND
The Building Trades Pension Fund

Can be downloaded by clicking on the Downloads tab
 



BUILDING TRADES PENSION FUND
INFORMATION FOR LOCALS 5 & 8

Building Trades Pension Fund Client Access

If you are a Local 5 or Local 8 member and you have a question about your pension through the Building Trades Pension Fund please go to their website and follow these instructions to login to your personal information:

  • At the homepage click on "Login for your Personal Benefits"
     
  • If you have a User Name and Password enter it
     
  • If you do not have a User Name and Password click on "Request User Name" and enter your Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and your Zip Code

BUILDING TRADES PENSION FUND CAN BE CONTACTED AT: (262) 784-7880

VISIT THE PENSION FUND WEBSITE AT:
http://www.thepensionfund.com

 



INTERNATIONAL UNION
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Ineternational Union members can review their membership information online
by accessing the Member Portal (under What's New) at the International Union website

First-time visitors will be asked to create a free login account.

  • Have your IU membership card available for reference
  • Have an active email account address
  • Click on "Create an Account"
  • Follow the instructions to register
  • Securely note your username and password for future use
  • You will receive an email with a confirmation link - click on this link in order to activate your account
     

As a registered member you will be able to access the following:

  • Demographic and contact information
  • IU membership information
  • IU death benefit information including beneficiary designations
  • Recent work history
  • Reciprocal information including blanket authorization forms and transfer history
  • A section to securely upload pertinent forms and documents
     

                             

VISIT THE INTERNATIONAL UNION WEBSITE AT:
http://www.bacweb.org


 



2014 AWARDS PHOTOS

Local 1

Pictured from left to right: Ralph Rouse (25 Years), Marc Hogden (25 Years), Victor Czajka (25 Years), Tony Fox (Local 1 Business Agent)

 

Local 2

Pictured from Left to Right: Richard Hogfeldt (50 Years), Tony Fox (Local 2 Business Agent)

Local 3

Pictured from left to right (front row): Melvin Vandevelde (25 Year Award), Art Nuthals (40 Year Award), Mike Meunier (25 Year Award), John Zellner (President of Local 3).

Pictured from left to right (back row): Randy Weytens (Local 3 Business Agent), Don Georgia (50 Year Award), Dave Blohowiak (40 Year Award).

 

Local 4

Pictured from left to right: Brian Poikonen (25 Year Award), Louis Palermo (25 Year Award), Daniel Binstock (25 Year Award), Anthony Rossi (40 Year Award), Craig Heckel (Local 4 Business Agent)

 

Local 9

Pictured from left to right: Wynn Jones (Local 9 Business Agent), Mark Passehl (25 Year Award), Randy Hass (25 Year Award), James Hoier (25 Year Award)

 

Local 19

Pictured from left to right: Tony Fox (Business Agent Local 19WI), Thomas Donagan (40 Years), Richard Adam (25 Years), Gary Burns (Director of the BAC of WI)

 


 

2014 - 2015 WAGE RATE

INFORMATION

To view the current wage rate sheets for a specific Local please click on the WAGES tab

STATE LOCALS JURISDICTIONS

To view a WI map of each Local's jurisdiction click on the State Locals tab and open the PDF file at the bottom of that page. 

DUES PAYMENTS

Pay your dues by credit or debit card - call the BAC District Council Office at (262) 827-4080 x103.

Receive dues payment receipts - email your request along with your name and email address to bacoffice@bacwi.org

BAC TOOL ROOM

For a complete list of tools available for purchase
please click on the Downloads tab and select the BAC Tool Sales document

Please contact your Business Agent
for more information about purchasing tools


 


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK SZYMANSKI
ON HIS RETIREMENT AS OF DECEMBER 2014!

WELCOME NEW LOCAL 5 FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
Mike Hyatt

 



CONGRATULATIONS TO JEFF LECKWEE
ON HIS RETIREMENTAS OF AUGUST 2014!


WELCOME NEW DIRECTOR
Gary Burns

 

Pictured from Left from Right: Steve Bailey, Henry Kramer, Jeff Leckwee, Gary Burns, Mike Hawthorne



MOCK-UP CONSTRUCTION

November 12, 2014

UW-Milwaukee

410 Masonry Studio

To view photos of this event please click on the Downloads tab
and select the file titled “Mock-Up Construction November 2014”


 


 

UWM Masonry Studio

Nationally Recognized in SMART Dynamics of Masonry - Read Below!
 

Masonry Studio Engages a New Generation of Architects
By: Pat Conway, AIA

In architecture schools today, masonry shares precious class time with materials that are perceived as new, rare or exotic, translucent concrete, for example. Then, students graduate, go to work in a design firm and are asked by their firm to work on a brick and/or block building. Frequently, these youngprofessionals have little idea how to begin because not enough creative or practical masonry instruction was provided. The goal with the Masonry Studio class at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) is to alter this situation by producing generations of students who understand masonry and have an appreciation for what it can accomplish. These are the future architects who will be familiar with masonry options and solutions when their clients ask for a building to provide appropriate service life or last hundreds of years...

CLICK HERE to read on.

For more information about the UWM Masonry Studio please click on this link:
http://wma-online.org/wma/news-events/uwm-masonry-studio/


 


Listen for the BAC District Council of WI radio ad on the

BILL MICHAELS SPORTS TALK NETWORK

Monday Thru Friday Show
Green & Gold Post Game Show
Football Preview Show


 

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