CONGRATULATIONS TO JEFF LECKWEE ON HIS RETIREMENT AS OF AUGUST 1, 2014!
Pictured from Left from Right: Steve Bailey, Henry Kramer, Jeff Leckwee, Gary Burns (Director as of August 2014), Mike Hawthorne
2014 - 2015 Wage Rates for ALL locals have been posted!
*UPDATED as of July 21, 2014* 2014 - 2015 Wage Rates have been posted for the following Locals:
Local 1, Locals 3, 9, & 11, Local 6, Local 7, Local 13 , Local 19, Local 21, Local 34
Benefit Plan Administration (BPA)
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 at www.bpalja.com 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)
STATE APPRENTICESHIP CONTEST WINNERS
Over 2,000 hours
1st Place: Rick Brosig, Local 3
2nd Place: Josh Wolf, Local 9
Under 2,000 hours
1st Place: Pete Luedtke, Local 13
2nd Place: Matt Burt, Local 9
IU Launches Online Member Portal
In early May, the International Union launched its new Member Portal, a secure, web-based system where U.S. and Canadian members can review their membership information online.
First-time visitors will be asked to create a free login account. Once a member has successfully registered, he/she 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; and
A section to securely upload pertinent forms and documents.
The Member Portal can be accessed by clicking on the Member Portal banner on BAC’s homepage at www.bacweb.org. First time visitors should look for “Create an Account”, then follow the instructions to register. Before starting, have your IU membership card available for reference and make sure you have an active email account. Once registered, securely note your username and password for future use. As part of the registration process, you will receive an email with a confirmation link. You must click on this link in order to activate your registration and log in to the Portal.
The “Registration FAQ” section offers guidance on everything from creating an account to logging in to recovering a password and more. In addition, handy “tip” icons, strategically located throughout the site, dispense helpful information with the click of the mouse.
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...
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
If you would like to pay your dues by credit or debit card please call the BAC District Council Office
at (262) 827-4080 x103.
BAC TOOL ROOM
The following tools are available for purchase at the BAC Tool Room
Smith and Crick Levels (48" - 42" - 36" - 24" -18"), Brick Hammers, Fredrick S Irons, Barrel Jointers and Barrels, Sled Runners, Line Holders, Rose Trowels, Tuck Pointers, Brushes, Stick Rule/Mod, Space, Joint Raker/Skate, Respirator 3M, Filter, Lens Covers
Please contact your Business Agent for more information about purchasing tools
Advanced Masonry Training
2014 IMI TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Classes are FREE to members. All classes are held in Bowie, Maryland. Please contact your Business Agent for more information or click on the Advanced Masonry Training tab for a list of classes.
Donating Time and Talent
at the Simmons Field Baseball Stadium in Kenosha, WI
In November 2013, Local 4 offered to help defray some of the cost at the Simmons Field Baseball Stadium by donating their time and talent. John Camosy of Camosy Construction took them up on their generous offer and 200 hours of work were completed by the Bricklayers. Simmons Baseball Stadium is called home by various high school, recreational and amateur baseball teams.
Pictured left to right: Rick Szymanski (Business Agent Local 5), Mark Graf (Training Instructor), Bill Bonlender (Business Agent Local 8), Jeff Leckwee (BAC District Council of WI Director), Gary Burns (Business Agent Locals 4 & 7), and Mike Williams (Training Instructor). Not pictured: Mike Pogorzelski.
IMI, National Geographic and the Great Cathedral Mystery
IMI National Training Director Robert Arnold along with other IMI staff were sponsored by National Geographic to help construct a scaled down version of Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, Italy for a program on the engineering of the world's largest brick dome.