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Organizing Success

A new 10-year collective bargaining agreement marks a new era of labormanagement collaboration.

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“She Can Build It”

The Union continues reinforcing the capacity to create a more equitable and welcoming environment for tradeswomen.

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Giving BACk

We salute our members’ generosity and commitment to “Giving BACk” to our communities.

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The PRO Act

The legislation gives the bargaining power that all workers deserve.

“Labor Day has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894. For a lot of people, Labor Day means a day off to enjoy the end of summer. For our Union brothers and sisters, it is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women.”

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President’s Message Mensaje Del Presidente Members At Work Organizing News in Brief Community Service IMI & IMTEF Legislative & Political Safety & Health International Funds Canada MAP Retirees Local Compass In Memoriam


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Speak and Stand Up for the Working People In the last edition of the BAC Journal, I urged you all to submit comments on the Administration’s IndustryRecognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) proposal. I want to thank all of you who took the time to weigh in on this critically important issue. The North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) stepped up to the plate and led an effort to make sure the Administration knew that construction workers were concerned about how the IRAP proposal would affect all tradespeople. Thanks to this effort, nearly 325,000 comments were submitted on the proposed rule. About 4,000 of those were from BAC members. Rank and file construction workers and signatory contractors made sure that the Administration heard their concerns about IRAPs and their support for a permanent exemption for the construction industry. Now we will have to wait and see how the Administration reacts to these comments, when they draft the final rule. Regardless of how the rule turns out, it is important that we made our voices heard and stood up for integrity and quality in union apprenticeship programs. It is always important to stand up for what we believe in and what is best for union construction workers. Recently we surveyed our members on the importance of supporting political candidates that share our values. By overwhelming margins, our members said we should support candidates that support our positions on priority issues. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted in 2017. The law provided billions in tax cuts to corporations and billionaires, but it took away the right of union workers to deduct their union dues and traveling expenses. Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) has introduced the Tax Fairness for Workers Act to restore the right to deduct union dues. When polled, 94% of BAC members urged us to support candidates who support restoring this deduction for union workers. BACWEB.ORG

So called Right-to-Work laws allow free loaders to get all the benefits of belonging to a union, without paying their fair share of the cost of representation and collective bargaining. When asked, 83% of BAC members told us that we should support candidates that oppose Right-to-Work laws. The Davis-Bacon Act was enacted by Congress on March 3, 1931, to ensure local workers receive a fair wage and to provide local contractors (union and non-union) a fair opportunity to compete for federal government contracts. Under the provisions of the Act, contractors or their subcontractors are to pay workers employed directly upon the site of the work no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits paid on similar projects. Many states have similar laws protecting prevailing wages on state projects. The vast majority of our members (90%) told us to support candidates that support Davis-Bacon and other prevailing wage laws. For decades, anti-worker forces like the Koch brothers have been attacking unions and pushing for laws that weaken the rights of workers. They have had far too much success. It is time for us to rise up and fight for working class Americans. Fighting for our priorities listed above and legislation like The PRO Act (page 20) is a good start. This legislation will help even the playing field for workers and help rebuild the middle class. These issues matter to us as well as to all the working people. The economy is only as strong and healthy as its workers are empowered. Brothers and sisters, we must recognize and utilize the power that we have to speak and stand up for ourselves. And with support from each one of you, we can do it.

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MENSAJE DEL PRESIDENTE Alcen su voz y defiendan a los trabajadores En la última edición del BAC Journal, exhorté a todos ustedes a que presentaran sus comentarios sobre la propuesta de los Programas de Aprendizaje Reconocidos por las Industrias (Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, IRAP) de la Administración. Quiero agradecerles a todos los que se tomaron el tiempo para expresar su opinión sobre un asunto tan importante. Los Sindicatos de Construcción de América del Norte (North American Building Trades Unions, NABTU) asumieron la responsabilidad y dirigieron una iniciativa para garantizar que la Administración estuviese al tanto de que a los trabajadores de la construcción les preocupaba cómo la propuesta de los programas de IRAP afectaría a todos los comerciantes. Gracias a esta iniciativa, se enviaron cerca de 325,000 comentarios con respecto a la norma propuesta. Aproximadamente 4,000 de ellos fueron emitidos por los miembros del sindicato de Albañiles y Artesanos Aliados (Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, BAC). Los obreros de la construcción y los contratistas signatarios se aseguraron de que la Administración escuchara sus inquietudes sobre los IRAP y su respaldo a una exención permanente para la industria de la construcción. Ahora tendremos que esperar a ver cómo reacciona la Administración ante estos comentarios, cuando redacten la norma definitiva. Independientemente de la decisión que se tome, es importante que hagamos que se escuchen nuestras opiniones y que defendamos la integridad y la calidad en los programas de aprendizaje del sindicato. Siempre es importante defender aquello en lo que creemos y lo que es mejor para los trabajadores de la construcción que pertenecen al sindicato. Hace poco encuestamos a nuestros miembros sobre la importancia de respaldar a los candidatos políticos que comparten nuestros valores. La enorme mayoría de nuestros miembros señaló que debemos respaldar a los candidatos que a su vez respaldan nuestra posición sobre los asuntos prioritarios. La Ley sobre el Trabajo y la Reducción de Impuestos se promulgó en 2017. La ley estipula miles de millones en reducción de impuestos a las corporaciones y a los millonarios, pero les quita el derecho a los trabajadores del sindicato a deducir sus cuotas sindicales y viáticos. El Senador Bob Casey Jr., del Partido Demócrata por el estado de Pensilvania (Democratic Party, D-PA), introdujo la Ley de Equidad Tributaria para los Trabajadores a fin de restituir el derecho a deducir las cuotas sindicales. Cuando se realizó la encuesta, 94 % de los miembros del sindicato de BAC nos exhortaron a apoyar a los candidatos que

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respaldan el restablecimiento de esta deducción para los trabajadores del sindicato. Las denominadas leyes sobre el Derecho a Trabajar permiten a los aprovechadores obtener todos los beneficios de pertenecer a un sindicato, sin pagar su cuota correspondiente del costo de representación y negociación colectiva. Al momento de la encuesta, 83 % de los miembros manifestó que deberíamos apoyar a los candidatos que se oponen a las leyes sobre el Derecho a Trabajar. La Ley Davis-Bacon fue promulgada por el Congreso el 3 de marzo de 1931 para garantizar que los trabajadores locales reciban un salario justo y para ofrecerles a los contratistas locales (sindicalizados o no) una oportunidad justa de licitar por los contratos del gobierno federal. En las disposiciones de la ley se establece que los contratistas o sus subcontratistas deben pagar a los trabajadores empleados directamente en el sitio de trabajo salarios no inferiores a los que prevalecen en la localidad y los beneficios complementarios que se pagan en proyectos similares. Muchos estados tienen leyes similares que protegen los salarios vigentes para los proyectos estatales. La inmensa mayoría de nuestros miembros (90 %) nos pidió que apoyáramos a los candidatos que respaldan la ley Davis-Bacon y otras leyes sobre los salarios justos. Durante décadas, las fuerzas antiobreras, como los hermanos Koch, han estado atacando a los sindicatos e impulsando leyes que socavan los derechos de los trabajadores. Y han sido demasiado exitosos. Es hora de que reaccionemos y luchemos por los estadounidenses de la clase trabajadora. Luchar por las prioridades antes expuestas y por la creación de leyes como la Ley de Protección al Derecho de Organizarse (Protecting the Right to Organize, PRO) (página 20) es un bien comienzo. Esta legislación contribuirá a promover la igualdad de condiciones para los trabajadores y ayudará a reconstruir la clase media. Estos asuntos son importantes para nosotros y para toda la clase trabajadora. La economía es solo tan fuerte y saludable como lo es el empoderamiento de sus trabajadores. Hermanos, debemos reconocer y utilizar el poder que tenemos para expresar nuestras opiniones y defender nuestros derechos. Y con el apoyo de cada uno de ustedes, podemos lograrlo.

(issn 0362-3696) l ISSUE 3 / 2019 Executive Board James Boland President Timothy Driscoll Secretary-Treasurer Gerard Scarano Executive Vice President Carlos Aquin Executive Vice President Regional Directors NORTHEAST Al Catalano IU Regional Director, Northeast 304 Kenwood Avenue, #4 Delmar, NY 12054 (518) 439-6080 SOUTH Ed Navarro IU Regional Director, South 6201 S.E. Beaver View Rd Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 357-3048 NORTH CENTRAL Keith Hocevar IU Regional Director, North Central 7640 White Pine Ct. Mentor, OH 44060 (440) 534-1108 WEST Raymond Keen IU Regional Director, West P.O. Box 230460 Las Vegas, NV 89105 (702) 254-1988 CANADA Craig Strudwick IU Regional Director, Canada 2100 Thurston Drive, #3 Ottawa, ON K1G 4K8 (613) 830-0333 Editorial Staff: Brian Kennedy, Yin Yin The BAC Journal (ISSN 0362-3696) is published quarterly for $1.50 per year in advance, postage paid, for the U.S. and Canada ($1.75 per year in all foreign countries belonging to the Postal Union) by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Periodicals class postage paid Washington, DC, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to the BAC Journal, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, 620 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004. Canadian Postmaster: Send address changes to PO Box 503, RPO West Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R6 Published for Bricklayers, Stone Masons, Plasterers, Tile Layers, Marble Masons, Cement Masons, Mosaic and Terrazzo Workers, Finishers, Pointers, Cleaners, and Caulkers.


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Local 7 New York/New Jersey

An “American Dream” Comes True Like any kind of retail, the shopping mall as a construct is not dead, but it does need to be radically reinvented to survive in the digital age. That is what the American Dream Mall in Meadowlands, New Jersey is all about – a future shopping mall that is not all about shopping. The American Dream Mall, a $5-billion mega retail and amusement complex located alongside the New Jersey Turnpike and next to Giants Stadium, is taking shape just five miles west of Manhattan, thanks to the world-class talents of the tile setters, marble masons, and finishers of BAC Local 7 New York/New Jersey. It is not the prototypical shopping mall. In addition to department stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and food courts, it will also house the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere, the largest indoor waterpark in North America with a 1.5-acre wave pool, a 16-story

ski slope, an NHL-regulation ice rink, a trampoline park, a rock-climbing wall, an aquarium, a Legoland Discovery Center, a mirror maze, a ropes course, a 1,300-seat performing arts theater set to host movie premieres, and an 18-hole Angry Birds themed miniature golf course. If that’s not enough, a 300-foot Ferris wheel might just be the cherry on the cake. Built under a Project Labor Agreement, the project’s minority and female trade labor participation is nearly 30%. Approximately 300 skilled craftworkers of BAC Local 7 NY/NJ employed by three main signatory contractors – Berardi Stone (White Plains, NY), Krisstone (Roselle Park, NJ), and Sesso Tile and Stone (West Paterson, NJ) – have set over 3 million square feet of tiles throughout the mall, including the tile work inside 496 retail stores, indoor themed parks, and many other facilities.

“This project creates many goodpaying jobs for our members who are proud of the role they have played in making this new American Dream come true in the Garden State,” said BAC Local 7 NY/NJ President Bill Hill. The Local also utilized this project as an organizing opportunity and signed a few new contractors, including Farnese Terra Inc., RPB Flooring, Petry Renovations, and Samap USA Corp. Once completed, it’s expected to create more than 16,000 permanent new jobs on site, and more than 6,700 jobs in the surrounding communities, totaling over $1.2 billion in annual compensation. The American Dream Mall is scheduled to open on October 25th. t

Rendering of the American Dream mall.

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A. BAC Local 7 NY/NJ members on the job. Standing from left, Paul Deluca, Richard Ladieri, Juan Carlos, Santo Zinna, Nick Laino, Kyle Lesti, Ryan Lee, Jason Prada, Ken Foster, Frank Barcik, Mario Carballo, George Carreno, Harold Murray, Martin Dolloway, Jerome Anastasio, and James Jones. Kneeling from left, Robert Billotti, Phillip Cianciola, Joe Dimauro, and Osmin Morales. B. BAC Local 7 NY/NJ members James Jones, left, and Richard Ladieri laying tiles. C. Members of BAC Local 7 NY/NJ laying tiles throughout the American Dream Mall. D. Beautiful tile work done by skilled craftworkers of BAC Local 7 NY/NJ.

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MEMBERS AT WORK

Local 5 Pennsylvania

Innovation Hub Built by the Best Hands in the Business More than 20 bricklayers of BAC Local 5 PA, working over the past year for BAC contractor Caretti Inc. (Camp Hill, PA), completed the Academic East building at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. These members of Local 5 worked more than 13,000 hours on a compressed schedule to ensure that this 78,000-square-foot building, an academic center for high-tech innovation, was ready and open for the Fall 2019 semester. The exterior veneer was a showcase for the skilled craftsmanship of BAC Local 5 members, featuring more than 23,000 square feet of Watsontown Brick Company’s Bucknell Campus Blend laid in a Flemish bond pattern, and the construction of 14 semi-circular arches utilizing the Halfen concealed lintel system, with arch spans ranging up to 14 feet. The project featured over 1,825 brick shapes and more than 700 pieces of cast-stone on the exterior, including cast-stone trim and keystones to complete the impressive arch work. The BAC Local 5 PA masons working on this project for Caretti installed 33,000 square feet of reinforced interior and exterior CMU walls. The project also featured 5,800

square feet of thin brick veneer installed at various locations on the interior where full bed masonry was not possible. One of the striking features of this project is the soaring “solar chimney” that anchors the building’s center. The chimney features Flemish bond, recessed panels, dramatic corbeling, and cast stone trim and coping. It stands at 58 feet above the main floor with piers on each side of the chimney, and brick veneer infill laid on a precise sloping angle to achieve plumb at a height of 30’. The chimney provides both an aesthetic flourish and a functional component by producing a natural ventilation system that allows for air flow from the first to the third floor. BAC Local 5 PA President Les Kauffman said, “I’m so proud of our members’ professionalism and the hard work ethics that they bring to Central Pennsylvania’s Masonry Industry. There is a tremendous amount of higher education projects within Local 5 PA jurisdiction each year. It’s because of our commitment to providing quality craftmanship that the majority of those projects go to our BAC signatory contractors and members.” t

The Academic East Building at Bucknell University completed by skilled BAC Local 5 PA members.

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ORGANIZING BAC Eastern Missouri Administrative District Council Inks Historic 10-Year Deal with Mason Contractors Association BAC Administrative District Council of Eastern Missouri (MO ADC) and Mason Contractors Association (MCA) of St. Louis signed a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement in April, marking a new era of labor-management collaboration. The deal, effectively immediately, ensures the local masonry industry will enjoy a decade of stability through 2029. According to MCA, this 10-year deal is the first of its kind for the local construction industry. It sends a message that both sides are positioned to compete as long-term partners. Brian Jennewein, Director of MO ADC, said that ensuring long-term industry stability is a key to success for the industry and BAC members. “The city of St. Louis has a long tradition of building with brick. Our skilled craftworkers have built many historic landmarks throughout this city that we are proud of. As the marketplace gets competitive, this deal gives us opportunities and leverage to collaborate with developers and contractors to increase our market share,” Jennewein said. One of the area’s oldest construction industry trades associations, MCA represents owners, principal partners, and senior management of 42 masonry construction firms. MCA President Martin Heck expressed his excitement about the deal. Heck said, “It gives our contractors, our craftworkers and our customers an assurance that we will be able to provide consistent, high quality work, on time and at a reasonable cost for the foreseeable future.” t

ADC of Eastern Missouri Director Brian Jennewein, right, and President of the Mason Contractors Association (MCA) of St. Louis Martin Heck, Jr., jointly signing the 10-year collective bargaining agreement. President of the Mason Contractors Association (MCA) of St. Louis Martin Heck, Jr., left, and ADC of Eastern Missouri Director Brian Jennewein. BACWEB.ORG

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Construction Organizing Membership Education Training Continues Graduating Members The Union is undertaking a number of organizing initiatives, including Construction Organizing Membership Education Training (COMET). COMET is a focused three-hour educational training program delivered to rank and file members. Many BAC Locals and ADCs have recently completed COMET.

throughout the country have participated in COMET sessions to learn how to be more actively involved in their Local/ADC’s organizing efforts. Our past issues of the BAC Journal have featured our members’ participation in COMET. This issue continues highlighting their engagement in this training (see pictures). t

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NEWS IN BRIEF Creating a More Equitable and Welcoming Environment for Tradeswomen An event held in Chicago on July 23rd brought together brothers and sisters from the building trades unions to address opportunities and challenges tradeswomen are facing today. BAC President James Boland, Local 74 IL bricklayer Jackie Townsend, and Local 21 IL bricklayer Liliana Calderon attended the event. The “She Can Build It” Summit, hosted by the National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprentice and Training Program, generated inspiring dialogues among tradeswomen, leaders from labor organizations and research and education institutions, and legislators. These conversations focused on a series of trending topics in construction, including best practices for preventing and addressing sexual harassment, supporting tradeswomen’s success by being an ally, putting a gender lens on health and safety, creating solutions for pregnancy accommodation and family leave, advancing equity models in unions, apprenticeship programs, projects and companies, as well as implementing equity and inclusion policy and practices. BAC President James Boland emphasized the necessity of advancing equity in the industry. “The women who belong to our Union pay us substantial dues for their BAC membership. In return for that, they are entitled to the best representation we can give them,” Boland said.

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Jackie Townsend, a bricklayer of BAC Local 74 IL, moderated the tradeswomen panel where representatives from Laborers, Carpenters, Painters, and Plumbers shared the best practices of their

unions in tackling issues tradeswomen are facing. “I was lucky to be a member of BAC as our President truly believes in doing his best to advocate and

BAC Local 74 IL bricklayer Jackie Townsend, right, and BAC President James Boland at the “She Can Build It” Summit.

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work on putting policies in place for women members of our Union,” said Townsend who has been a bricklayer with the Union for 14 years. The Union continues reinforcing the capacity to create a more equitable

and welcoming environment for women. Today, more and more BAC tradeswomen have become mentors for other tradeswomen and taken leadership roles both at the IU and their Locals/ADCs. t

BAC Local 5 Ohio Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence BAC Local 5 Ohio celebrated its 150th anniversary in Cleveland on March 29th with members, contractors, brothers and sisters of other Local Unions. BAC Local 5 OH President Joe Coreno said to attendees, “Our great union was built from just fifteen Cleveland bricklayers in the years directly following the U.S. Civil War, and it is a testament to a strong foundation and the loyalty and perseverance of many generations of Brothers and Sisters. Since then, we have stood the test of time to celebrate a full century and a half later.” Born out of the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the legacy of Local 5 Ohio still stands strong well into the 21st century, surviving industrial revolutions and economic recessions, World Wars and attacks on labor, countless ups and downs and everything in between. Members joined hands to build the city in 1869, stood shoulder to shoulder through 2019, and will continue to work together for many prosperous years to come. t

Introducing New BAC Tool Sales, an Online Store for Union-Made Products BAC has launched its newly designed BAC Tool Sales, an online store where BAC members and families can conveniently shop for a full range of union-made tools, apparel and accessories at amazing BAC member discounts. The following key features work together to create the best online shopping experience for BAC members and families. • Every product is displayed with a picture and a short description • A user-friendly catalog with filters makes sure that all products can be filtered by product category and sorted by price or alphabet • A search button lets you search for a specific product • A shopping cart updates all items that you’ve added or removed • An easy checkout button for you to fill out your mailing address and complete your online payment

From left, Local 5 OH Vice President Sal Filippelli, Secretary-Treasurer of OH-KY ADC Don Huss, Director of OH-KY ADC Ken Kudela, Local 5 President Joe Coreno, IUBAC President James Boland, Local 5 SecretaryTreasurer Dennis Rahe, Local 5 OH Sergeant-At-Arms Jerry Scott, Local 5 OH Field Representative Jairo Cabrera, and IUBAC North Central Regional Representative Russel Smith.

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BAC Tool Sales online store welcomes your visit. Members who prefer to order by phone can call 1-888-8808222 (U.S.) or 1-800-388-8395 (Canada). t


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BAC Locals Celebrate Labor Day Labor Day has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894. For a lot of people, Labor Day means a day off to enjoy the end of summer. For our Union brothers and sisters, it is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. We thank all BAC members and their families for participating in their Locals’ Labor Day parades. t

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COMMUNITY SERVICE Giving BACk From time to time, the BAC Journal is gratified to highlight the range and scope of the vast number of charitable and service-related endeavors undertaken by BAC members, Locals and ADCs to extend a helping hand to those in need. We salute our members’ generosity and commitment to “Giving BACk” to our communities through their volunteer and charitable activities. Local 3 New York Members Dedicated a Memorial for Veterans Thanks to the hard work of BAC Local 3 New York members, a veterans’ memorial with 15,000 brick that contain the names of local veterans is now standing at Marion Fricano Park in North Collins, New York, dedicating to veterans of New

Collins and other locations who made the ultimate sacrifice to the country. Located just south of Buffalo on Rt. 62 at the former Veteran’s Memorial Highway, the North Collins Veterans’ Star features a 100-square-foot star lying flat on the ground, and the flag of each branch of service stands at the points of the star. In the middle of the star is a raised black polished granite letter “V” with outstretched hands and an eternal flame. BAC Local 3 NY SecretaryTreasurer Rick Williamson, who also volunteered on the project, said that our Local members spent almost 300 hours installing the brick pavers during the month of May. “Each paver with a name on it was a story to me. These brave men and women, whether they enlisted B.

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1 HI to the Council meeting to be recognized for the work that was done. Local 1 HI volunteers Mel Silva, Mike Lovediro, Eric Kramer, Sal D’ Aquisto, James (Kimo) McKalvia, George Tupua, Nathan Hashimoto, Marino Mareano, and Derek Paracuelles attended the event. Members who volunteered but couldn’t attend the event were Jeffery Ornellas, Gerardo Fernandez, Ikaika Castillo, Patrick Coronas, Eddie Bright, and Tommy Tobin. BAC Local 1 members were recognized by the Honolulu City Council for the work that was done to restore the vandalized gravestones at the Kawaiahao Church Cemetery.

Local 1 Hawaii Members Restored Vandalized Gravestones After vandalism of 27 gravestones was discovered at the Kawaiahao Church Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii, members of Local 1 Hawaii immediately went to the church and volunteered to repair them. Volunteers from Local 1 HI worked in two teams over the course of several days in July to repair 26 of the 27 damaged headstones. The last gravestone was damaged beyond repair and will be replaced with a new one, in accordance with the family’s wishes. Work involved cleaning the headstone surfaces, grinding away old mortar, reattaching the headstones to their pedestals using epoxy, and ensuring that the headstones are properly plumbed and leveled. Several local construction companies and material suppliers, including Hawaii Dredging, Bonded Materials, and Marmol Hawaii Inc., generously donated equipment and materials.

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“Our union members are moved to be able to give back in such a meaningful way,” said Mel Silva, Business Manager and Financial Secretary of BAC Local 1 HI. “These kupuna deserve respect, honor, and dignity, and this is our way of showing them our deep aloha.” On September 4th, Honolulu Councilmember Carol Fukunaga invited the volunteers of BAC Local

“The repair work was not an easy one, with each gravestone varying in weight from 150 to 400 pounds… On behalf of the people of the City and County of Honolulu, the City Council hereby recognizes and honors the members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 1 of Hawaii for their willingness to step up and give to their community,” says Councilmember Fukunaga in the certificate presented to BAC Local 1 HI members.

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An Ice Palace Built for All to Enjoy, Thanks to Local 1 Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Members Last winter, BAC Local 1 MN/ND/ SD members once again contributed to the construction of the Ice Palace, the crown jewel of the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival, a festival that visitors have come to partake in since 1886. The structure required more than 4,500 500-pound ice blocks from Green Lake in Spicer, MN. BAC Local 1 MN/ND/SD Field Representative Terry Wong said working on the ice palace offers

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tradespeople a chance to “step outside their element.” The 500-pound blocks of ice aren’t always uniform. Their corners aren’t square. And they melt. “We’ve made up different tools over the years to scratch the blocks down and take off layers, either a sawmill or by hand to adjust that inch or half inch when you need it,” Brother Wong said. Volunteers of Local 1 MN/ ND/SD, including apprentices, journeyworkers, and retirees, built six ice towers, the shortest being 26 feet and the tallest being 69 feet. The crew finished the project on time for the festival. Thanks to all volunteers

who donated their time and skills to help build this magnificent palace for all to enjoy. These volunteers were Terry Wong, Brody Avery, Jim Baker, Kenneth Becklin, Jess Blazing, Ryan Buhr, Roger Buirge, Hugo Carranza, Sean Eckman, Rob Frahm, Frank Fundingland, Mike Ganz, Emilio Garcia, Matthew Gauder, Dave Helman, Richard Kentzelman, Mike Mages, Joe Nelson, Kevin Otting, Ruben Perez, Mitch Reins, Rich Riese, Rodrick Schmidt, Doug Schroeder, Bob Stienbring, Brody Peed, Eric Vik, Pao Vang, Joe Vanek and Nathan Willis. t


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BAC members participating in the Disaster Relief Ride that has raised over $31,000 this year. The annual “Trowel Trades Relief Ride” event celebrated its 5th anniversary this summer when dozens of members of several BAC Locals gathered together in Amherst, Ohio for a motorcycle ride on August 10th. Hosted by BAC Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council, this year’s ride has raised over $31,000 for BAC’s Disaster Relief Fund. “We thank brothers and sisters who have contributed to the Fund to help our members and families in need. We also thank our retirees who continue assisting our fellow members through their IPF deductions,” said BAC Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano. Some of the participants of this year’s Trowel Trades Relief Ride. Back row from left, Tom Kudela, Brian Greynolds, Jim Steenstra, Laura Carlson, Ray Krohn, Tracie Williams, Roger Woz, Vic Williams and Ken Kudela; middle row from left, Ed Morris, Stephen Ruble, and Tim Kudela; front row from left, Jenica Greynolds, Chris Steenstra, and John Mason. BACWEB.ORG

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IMI & IMTEF BAC Local 2 Michigan Welcomes Job Corps Students to Training Center and the Union Trades This summer, students from the Flint Job Corps Center got a glimpse at life after the program with a visit to BAC Local 2 Michigan’s Metro Detroit Training Center. “I always talk to my students about the different career paths and options available to them in the union masonry industry,” says Michael Underwood, Flint Job Corps instructor. “Having the opportunity to physically see where they can continue their quality career training and who their instructors will be after Job Corps makes it that much more realistic for them.” Tom Ward, Local 2 MI Apprentice Coordinator, is one such individual. “Coming to the training center gives the students a sense of the bigger picture,” he says. “It’s nice to see that glimmer of hope in their eyes. And our pre-job and apprentice students respond to it just as well, because they’re at the point in their own training where they can begin to teach someone else and show off what they’ve been learning.” Visits to the training center also give students the chance to see the success of former peers in the program, like Kavin Williams, who started his apprenticeship with Local 2 MI this fall. Williams was just 16 when he entered Job Corps. “I was an athlete in high school, but my grades started to slip. I was going through some issues and I understood I had to do something about it. I heard about

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Job Corps from a family friend and decided to enroll. It turned out to be a great decision.” Through the program, he earned his high school diploma and gained the skills he needed to jumpstart a career as a union bricklayer.

program,” says Williams on seeing his former classmates during the Detroit Training Center hands-on visit. “It’s nice to be a role model and show people that if you keep your head down, focus, and do the right thing, you can find success.”

Williams isn’t the first to graduate the program and go on to become a member of Local 2 MI. Others, like Keenan Butler-Mathews, who

As for Williams’ future? “There’s so many things I want to do, like owning my own bricklaying company. But I’ve always been the

“Coming to the training center gives the students a sense of the bigger picture.” - Tom Ward, Local 2 MI Apprentice Coordinator joined as an apprentice earlier this year, also serve as an inspiration to fellow Job Corps students. One of Butler-Mathews’ first jobs was on the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center. When he got his first paycheck, he sent a picture of it to Underwood, sharing in his accomplishment, and in awe of his earnings as an apprentice bricklayer. “He was so happy and proud when he got that paycheck,” said Underwood, who now tells Butler-Mathews’ story to his students as an example of what they can achieve if they work hard in the program and join the union. Williams and Butler-Mathews take their jobs as role models seriously. “It was cool to show the people I was just with a couple months ago that I have already elevated myself a little bit, taking it step-by-step in the pre-job

kind of person that tries to stay humble, because you never know what life is going to bring. I’m just grateful that Job Corps could be a stepping stone for me.” For Underwood, providing that stepping stone is heartwarming, as he puts it. “I used to help build buildings,” he says. “Now I help build lives.” IMI operates Job Corps brick, tile, and PCC training programs across the country, employing BAC instructors who provide classroom and hands-on training. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is a free program that helps eligible 16-24-year-olds build careers and independence. For more information on IMI Job Corps programs, visit http://imtef.org/job-corps-program. t


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Kavin Williams (back, 8th from right) with fellow Flint Job Corps and Local 2 students. Also pictured (back, from right): Chuck Kukawka, Local 2 President; Don Bruning, Local 2 apprentice instructor; and Michael Underwood; along with Tom Ward (back, 2nd on right).

Masonry Camp Returns to BAC/IMI International Training Center This Spring The International Masonry Institute’s (IMI’s) renowned design-build program for BAC members and architects, Masonry Camp, returns to the BAC/IMI International Training Center in March 2020. The program brings together young architects, engineers, and BAC craftworkers for hands-on and classroom instruction related to materials, details, design trends, and more. The weeklong experience culminates in an exciting design-build challenge, where teams of designers and craftworkers collaborate to use masonry in innovative ways. For nearly 30 years, Masonry Camp has turned out participants who have often gone on to design beautiful

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projects on which BAC members work, like Matt Ellsworth, AIA, LEED AP, and senior project architect at the national multidisciplinary firm HGA. “I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the first ever Masonry Camp hosted by IMI in 1992,” he reflects. “With only a few years of experience under my belt, it was the perfect timing to learn the different aspects of the masonry trades in a way that went way beyond the typical classroom experience…Many of the architects had never picked up a trowel or experienced mortar before, so getting our hands dirty and having to maintain tolerances was quite the challenge. The process brought together two unlikely collaborators – architects and masons – to share

ideas and work together to achieve the same goals, while drawing on one another’s strengths and teaching through weaknesses. Camp was humbling in that I realized what it takes to create fine masonry, and that the best way to understand something is to try doing it yourself.” At HGA, Ellsworth led the design of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Life Sciences Laboratories, a 310,000 square foot building that earned an architecture award from Brick Industry Association. Not unlike Camp itself, the building, which was constructed by BAC Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI members, was designed to foster multidisciplinary collaboration, encouraging diverse scientific disciplines to work together. ISSUE 3

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Billie Faircloth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner at Kieran Timberlake – another firm that frequently engages BAC and its signatory contractors – was also among the first to attend Masonry Camp. “I grew up in a construction family, and I highly value knowledge of the hands – tacit knowledge – the kind of knowledge that masons have… Camp made an impression on me. The ways in which we were invited to engage with our hands and our minds in the craft of masonry is something I’ve never forgotten.” In fact, Faircloth notes that the “pedagogical framework” of Camp inspired her to incorporate hands-on material learning – including with masonry – in courses she’s taught design students at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and

beyond, influencing future architects’ knowledge and appreciation of masonry. She also brings material learning to her firm: “At Kiernan Timberlake, we build in order to know, creating prototypes that look and act as we want them to. We enjoy bringing in BAC masons to help us understand certain aspects of what we want to build and construct.” Many BAC journeyworkers who participate in Camp go on to advance to leadership positions in the industry, like Liliana Calderon, Foreman at J&E Duff and BAC Executive Council AtLarge Member, Michael Di Virgilio, Director of Collective Bargaining/ Revenue Accounting at BAC, and Joseph Alberts, Director of Industry Development and Technical Services at IMI, all card-carrying BAC members.

“Masonry Camp helped me realize at a young age that architects and craftworkers have a shared goal: creating a building they can be proud of,” explains Alberts. “The knowledge I gained from other campers and program instructors during the hands-on components and at the drawing table are unparalleled.” BAC journeyworkers with 3-5 years of experience are invited to take part in this unique opportunity to network with architecture and construction professionals and learn the latest industry trends. Contact your principal officer to express your interest in attending Masonry Camp now, as slots are limited. For more information on the program, visit imiweb.org/masonry-camp. t

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9 BAC Members Earn Instructor Certification, Strengthening the Union’s Future Effectively teaching apprentice and journeyworker craftworkers BAC’s trades is critical to the Union’s vitality, according to graduates of IMI/ IMTEF’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP). This fall, 9 BAC members joined the hundreds of ICP graduates to-date that have proven their ability to deliver quality training programs to BAC apprentices and journeyworkers alike. For Anthony Antonuccio, Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI apprentice coordinator, becoming a certified instructor and training future BAC members is a privilege. “The ICP training program has given me a sense of confidence and pride and has armed me with the knowledge and tools to continue the important business of preparing the next generation of craftworkers and future union leaders. Both new and current members of our union need to be mentored, supported, trained, and educated to carry out the great efforts and achievements of past fellow BAC members who fought, struggled, and even died to make our union what it is today.” Jayson Moore, Local 1 MN/ND/ SD tile instructor, agrees, noting that teaching and mentoring fellow tradespeople is about “working hard together to achieve the goal of providing continuing education for qualified labor.” Upon completing ICP, Moore reflected on a significant moment in his career, when he realized the lasting impact he could make as an instructor. “One night

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after class, I got a text message from a student. He started out by thanking me for working with him so diligently and patiently and went on to explain how no one else in his life had believed in him. He commented on how much he learned and developed in the trade and said that if it were not for my mentorship, he would not be where he was today. I was speechless, but I told him if he could take the time to do the same for someone else, together we can continue building a stronger union. At his graduation ceremony, he gave me a big hug in place of a handshake and created a chain reaction for every apprentice who followed him. I could see then that he would go on to be a great leader in our industry.” Moore is not the only ICP graduate who has seen the power of great mentorship firsthand. “I tend to use the phrase ‘pay it forward’ with my students,” says Jeff Cavinder, Local 4 IN/KY instructor. Hopefully, as they

think back on all they have learned, they will pay it forward by helping another apprentice one day.” ICP graduates complete 200 hours of coursework over 5 years, culminating in a teaching portfolio that they can use to assist in educating members of their ADCs and Locals. “Every year, ICP provided me with more resources, allowing me to create effective lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, curriculum, and teaching techniques,” says Jose Miramontes-Venegas, ADC 1 IL PCC apprentice coordinator. “ICP has helped me understand my role as an instructor and my ability to help students learn this trade and acquire a career and future for themselves and their families” Cavinder reflects. “I have not only gained the personal satisfaction of becoming a better, more qualified instructor, but have helped grow and improve our training center through this process.” t

Front row from left, Jeffrey Cavinder, Local 4 IN/KY; Thomas Stanley, Local 15 MO/KS/NE; Anthony Antonuccio, Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI; and Paul Ferenc, Local 1 MD/DC/VA. Back row from left, Justin Davenport, Local 1 OR/WA/ID/MT; Jayson Moore, Local 1 MN/ND/SD; Jose Miramontes-Venegas, ADC 1 of IL; Jason Atwood, Local 8 IL; and Shawn Merrill, Local 2 MI.

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LEGISLATIVE & POLITICAL The PRO Act: Giving the Bargaining Power That All Workers Deserve On September 25th, House Committee on Education and Labor passed the “The Protecting the Right to Organize Act” (The PRO Act) to strengthen protections for workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. The bill will next be considered by the full House of Representatives. With 100 cosponsors in the House and 40 in the Senate, the PRO Act is a historic proposal that addresses several major problems and aims to give working people a fair shot when they try to form a union. Currently there are no significant penalties on employers or compensation for workers when employers illegally fire or retaliate against workers who are trying to form a union. The PRO Act institutes civil penalties for violations of the

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National Labor Relations Act. It also compensates workers with back pay regardless of their immigration status. The PRO Act streamlines the National Labor Relations Board election process so workers can petition to form a union and get a timely vote without their employer interfering and delaying a vote. The PRO Act also establishes a process for reaching a first agreement when workers organize, utilizing mediation and then, if necessary, binding arbitration, to enable parties to reach a first agreement. In addition, it overrides so called “rightto-work” laws by establishing that employers and unions in all 50 states may agree upon a “fair share” clause requiring all workers who are covered by a CBA to contribute a fair share fee.

The PRO Act helps level the playing field for workers by repealing the prohibition on secondary boycotts and prohibiting employers from permanently replacing strikers. It tightens the definitions of independent contractor and supervisor to crack down on misclassification and extend NLRA protections to more workers. It would also address some fundamental problems and help make it more possible for workers to act on their federally-protected right to join together with their coworkers to bargain with their employer for improvements at their workplace. The working people need the power to speak and stand up for themselves. An economy is only as healthy as its workers are empowered. The PRO Act gives the collective bargaining power that all workers deserve. t


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Update on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPS) The comment period for the proposed rule on IRAP’s ended on August 26th. Collectively, the National Building Trades and its affiliates set a goal of 250,000 comments to be submitted. By the end of the comment period, over 325,000 comments were submitted, which is the most ever submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL) for a single rule. During the post comment period, the DOL will review the comments and conduct a comment analysis. The DOL is not obligated to base its final rule on the number of comments in support or opposition to a rule. After the review and analysis, the DOL will decide whether to proceed with the rule making process or withdraw the proposal. Due to the political nature of the rule and the fact that hundreds of thousands of mobilized union members engaged in the comment process, a final decision may not be made before the 2020 elections. The BAC Journal will continue keeping members posted on this critical issue.

New Jersey Governor Signs Legislation Strengthening the State’s Prevailing Wage On July 9th, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) signed S2557 into law in favor of strengthening prevailing wage. Sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton (DNJ), Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-NJ), Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt (D-NJ) and Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter (D-NJ), the legislation will allow the issuing of stop-work orders for failure to meet prevailing wage standards. Under the new law, the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development can issue a stopwork order against an employer, should the department determine the employer has paid a worker less than the prevailing wage. The stop-work order will apply to every site where the violation continues to occur. It can only be lifted by the Commissioner if the Department finds the employer has agreed to pay future wages at the required rate, return any BACWEB.ORG

back-wages owed to workers and pay any penalty assessed by the Department. The Commissioner may also require the employer to file periodic reports for two years certifying its compliance with the prevailing wage law as a condition of lifting the order. If an employer does not stop business despite being issued a stop-work order, the commissioner would be permitted to assess a civil penalty of $5,000 per day. Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1931, the Davis-Bacon Act has been vital in protecting prevailing wages on federal projects in local areas and promoting high standards for the good of construction workers and their communities. State prevailing wage laws (also known as “little Davis-Bacon acts) provide similar protections on state funded projects. These laws help ensure that construction workers, including BAC members, are paid fair wages. To know more about prevailing wage laws, visit bacweb.org/issue/prevailing-wage. t ISSUE 3

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SAFETY & HEALTH On-Demand Webinar: What Happens After a Fall is Arrested? Suspension Trauma and the Importance of Having a Rescue Plan Even when contractors and workers take steps to prevent them, falls can still occur. What happens after a worker falls and is saved by their personal fall arrest system? Hanging in a harness too long can lead to orthostatic intolerance and suspension trauma, and there isn’t always time to wait for emergency services to respond. It’s critical that employers train and provide for fall rescue. In this pre-recorded webinar (https://youtu.be/j8r-7ZJHEYg), you’ll hear about personal experiences in suspension trauma rescue, solutions for self- and assisted-rescue, creating a rescue plan, and the importance of training from Mike

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New Spanish Language Resources According to the Construction Chart Book, the percentage of workers who identified themselves as Hispanic increased from 9% to 28.6% between 1990 and 2015. By 2015, roughly 2.4 million construction workers, or 24.7% of the workforce, were born in foreign countries, with 84.3% of those foreign-born construction workers born in Latin American countries. In addition, nearly 30% of construction workers spoke a language other than English at home. In order to meet the demand for Spanish-language materials, and to address the fact that foreign-born workers are at a higher risk for injury

and illness, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training maintains an ongoing effort to translate all of their new resources. The following materials are newly available in Spanish for free: • The Noise & Hearing Loss Prevention Training Program – Hearing loss is a serious problem for workers in the construction industry, with nearly two out of every three masonry workers being overexposed to noise on a jobsite. This comprehensive program includes modules and exercises that can be used on their own or as part of OSHA training programs.

• Physician’s Alerts – Handouts created to help ensure that all construction workers at risk of developing work-related medical conditions are properly diagnosed and treated. The Alerts contain valuable information for the worker and their physician related to common exposures and tasks in construction, and include best practices to prevent and mitigate exposure-related conditions. • The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (and The Safety Climate Assessment Tool for Small Contractors) – A tool available to construction contractors or safety 15

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and health professionals who want tailored and actionable information to improve the safety of every worker at every job-site. The S-CAT allows a company to obtain information regarding employee safety perceptions. These safety perceptions provide a snapshot view of the company’s jobsite safety climate. A strong jobsite safety climate has a positive impact on a company’s overall safety culture, just as a strong safety culture positively affects jobsite safety climate. For more information on all of CPWR’s Spanish language resources, view their on-demand webinar at https://youtu.be/un6plFaV6jE. t

Resources to Prevent Opiod Deaths in Construction According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016 and 40% of those deaths involve a prescription opioid. The construction industry has one of the highest injury rates when compared to other industries, and opioids have commonly been prescribed to construction workers to treat the pain caused by these occupational injuries. Since use of opioids has led to addiction and overdose deaths, it is important for workers to understand the risks and alternatives. CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training has created a series of resources with information about opioid deaths, prevention, and pain management alternatives as well as compiled lists of relevant resources from other organizations at https://www.cpwr.com/research/ opioid-resources.

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INTERNATIONAL FUNDS Get Updated on Recent Fund Developments with the 2018 Annual Report The 2018 International Pension Fund (IPF) and International Health Fund (IHF) Annual Report focuses on the retirement, financial, and health needs of BAC members and how the International Funds are working with Local Unions to meet those needs. The Report reviews IPF Plan growth and charts the progress of the Plan’s Funding Improvement Plan and how these measures are ensuring IPF’s ability to meet its obligations to participants. During 2018 the IPF paid its $3 billion in retirement benefits. The Report also reviews the performance and growth of the BACSAVE Retirement Savings Plan, Annuity, and 401(K), as well as the new and improved IPF and BACSAVE features on the Member Portal and mobile app, the Member Assistance Program and IPF Canada. As always, the Report features a selection of commonly asked questions and provides answers to help participants understand IPF benefits, benefit options and application procedures, such as: Can I work after Retirement? The Fund Office receives many requests for information regarding working after retirement. The following information summarizes Plan Rules regarding this type of employment for the U.S and Canada Plan participants.

For IPF Canada Retirees, to be considered retired, an IPF Canada pensioner must separate from covered employment for the entire month their pension starts. Afterwards a participant may be employed in retirement in any capacity without the suspension of his benefit but with no further pension accrual. If the participant returns to Covered Employment, he is required to notify the Fund office in writing within 15 days about any such employment undertaken so that appropriate tax reporting can be prepared as it could reduce the amount that he is able to contribute to other retirement arrangements. If you are unsure of the status of an employment type, please contact the Fund office. Those receiving Local Union pension benefits should contact their Local Union regarding work after retirement under Local plan rules. Answers to these and other frequently asked questions can be found in the recently published 2018 IPF/IHF Annual Report and online at the new IPF/IHF website: bacbenefits.org. t

IPF retirees may work after retirement, but there are important restrictions based on the type of employment, your age, and your income. To be considered retired, the IPF pensioner must separate from covered employment for the entire month their pension starts. Ages 55-61: Pensioners under the age of 62 will have benefits withheld for any month worked in Disqualifying Employment. Ages 62-63: Those aged 62 and 63 may work until they have earned $17,640 (the Social Security Earnings Maximum for 2019) and must contact the Fund Office when they have earned that sum. Age 64: There are no earnings limits for those aged 64 or over. 2018 Annual Report

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Finding Doctors Is Easy with United Healthcare Premium® Program The International Health Fund partners with United Healthcare (UHC) to bring the best in class health care coverage to our members. Part of that service includes the provider network of doctors that UHC delivers, in particular, UHC’s Premium® designation for certain providers. Because choosing a doctor is one of the most important health decisions you’ll make, it is important that you use the UHC Premium® program to help you find doctors who are right for you and your family. Studies show that people who actively engage in their health care decisions have fewer hospitalizations, fewer emergency visits, higher utilization of preventive care and overall lower medical costs. Take an active part in your health by seeking out and choosing providers, with the help of the UHC Premium® program. The UHC Premium® program evaluates physicians in various specialties using evidence-based medicine and national standardized measures to help you locate quality and cost-efficient providers. The Premium® designation makes it easy for you to find doctors who meet national standards for quality for the type of care you or your family need and also meet local market benchmarks for cost efficiency. To find a UnitedHealth Premium Care Physician, just go to myuhc.com® and click on Find a Doctor. Choose smart and look for the blue hearts indicating a premium provider. Some of the specialties for which UHC recognizes their providers include: • Allergy & Immunology • Cardiovascular Disease • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism • Preventive Medicine • Orthopedics & Spine • Neurology

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Internal Medicine General Surgery Urology Gastroenterology Rheumatology Obstetrics & Gynecology For questions regarding programs available through the International Health Fund, please contact: Robin Donovick, Executive Director, International Health Fund at rdonovick@bacweb.org  or call 1-888-880-8222. t

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Member Portal Expanding Content, Gaining Users Join the increasing numbers of Union members turning to BAC Member Portal. Report changes in contact information, beneficiary designations, upload forms and even pay dues to Locals and ADCs that have opted for that capability. Members can review their IPF and BAC SAVE RSP Annual Statements, and work opportunities posted to the BAC Job Network. BAC SAVE RSP participants can now view their account balances and apply for benefits through the portal. Participants can also access this information on tablets or smartphones with BACMobile apps for both Android and iOS users. Both the IPF and IHF Boards of Trustees encourage you to read the Annual Report and carefully review the benefits available under these plans with your families. For questions regarding the International Pension Fund or the BAC SAVE Retirement Savings Plan, contact: David F. Stupar Executive Director International Pension Fund dstupar@ipfweb.org 1-888-880-8222 For questions regarding programs available through the International Health Fund, contact: Robin Donovick Executive Director International Health Fund rdonovick@bacweb.org 1-888-880-8222

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CANADA Building a Stronger Canada Brothers and sisters of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) gathered at the 2019 CBTU Legislative Conference in Ottawa this May to address many critical issues that matter to members of the building trades. Craig Strudwick, BAC Canadian Regional Director, said this year’s conference is important as it is leading into a federal election. “BAC leaders in attendance heard firsthand from both NDP and CPC leaders,” said Strudwick. “For his fifth appearance at CBTU’s conferences, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a conversation with attendees in a Q & A format. Discussions highlighted apprenticeship and training, infrastructure projects, pipeline and many current issues that are crucial to CBTU members.”

The Build Together working group, including Jenna Lipinski of BAC Local 1 SK, third from left, and Ashley Ritchie of BAC Local 8 NB, second from right.

Director of CBTU Arlene Dunn underlined solidarity among all building trades unions. She said, “I want Canada’s Building Trades Unions to be the voice of organized skilled labor in Canada. We want to be a united voice. We want people to start conferring with us with issues that matter to Canadians.” The issues that Dunn referred to, which were emphasized at the four-day conference, include implementing a skilled trades mobility program, investing energy infrastructure, applying community benefits agreements in public infrastructure projects, supporting for apprenticeship, and reviewing Bill C-69. Representatives from CBTU affiliates and Build Together Chapters across Canada also met to share updates on what they’ve been up to over the last year. Jenna Lipinski, member of BAC Local 1 Saskatchewan and Chair of Build Together Saskatchewan, led the team to report that Build Together in Saskatchewan is growing to include the four pillars of the program – women, new Canadians, indigenous and young people – to continue building relationships with the local unions and like-minded organizations to promote careers in the trades and continue mentorship of women and youth. Ashley Ritchie, Red Seal Bricklayer of BAC Local 8 New Brunswick and New Boots Program Coordinator, said at the conference, “My career has provided me many opportunities and I am grateful for that. My favorite part of being a bricklayer is transforming the exterior of a building. I love just getting to the top of the wall and knowing that I help create that. I’ve also got to help and advocate for other women in my province.” t

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BAC delegates to the 2019 CBTU conference. Front row from left, Ashley Ritchie of Local 8 NB, Jenna Lipinski of Local 1 SK, Local 8 NB President Gerald Reinders, Local 1 NS President James Moore, and Local 1 NL Business Manager John Leonard. Back row from left, IU Director of Collective Bargaining Mike Di Virgilio, IU Canadian Regional Director Craig Strudwick, and Local 1 NB Secretary-Treasurer Denny Vautour.


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Bâtir un Canada plus fort Les confrères et consœurs des Syndicats des métiers de la construction du Canada (SMCC) se sont réunis à Ottawa dans le cadre de la conférence législative de 2019 pour discuter de nombreuses questions cruciales aux yeux de ses membres. Craig Strudwick, directeur régional de l’International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) du Canada, a déclaré que la conférence de cette année revêtait une importance toute particulière, elle qui précéderait de peu la tenue d’élections fédérales. « Les dirigeants du BAC qui étaient présents l’ont entendu directement des chefs du NPD et du PCC, ajoute M. Strudwick. « Quant au premier ministre Justin Trudeau, qui participait pour la cinquième fois à une conférence des SMCC, il s’est entretenu avec plusieurs participants selon un format questions-réponses. Les discussions ont principalement porté sur les programmes d’apprentissage et de formation, les projets d’infrastructures, le pipeline et plusieurs autres enjeux actuels qui sont déterminants pour les membres des SMCC. »

Groupe de travail Build Together, dont Jenna Lipinski de la section locale 1 de la Saskatchewan du BAC (troisième à partir de la gauche) et Ashley Ritchie de la section locale 8 du Nouveau-Brunswick du BAC (deuxième à partir de la droite).

La directrice des SMCC, Arlene Dunn, a souligné la solidarité dont font preuve tous les syndicats des métiers de la construction : « Je veux que les Syndicats des métiers de la construction du Canada soient la voix de la main-d’œuvre qualifiée syndiquée au Canada. Nous voulons parler d’une seule voix. Nous voulons qu’on vienne nous consulter au sujet d’enjeux qui sont importants pour les Canadiens et Canadiennes. » Les enjeux auxquels Mme Dunn fait référence, qui ont été soulignés au cours de la conférence de quatre jours, comprennent la mise en œuvre d’un programme de mobilité des travailleurs de métiers spécialisés, l’investissement dans les infrastructures énergétiques, l’application d’ententes de retombées communautaires dans des projets d’infrastructures publiques, le soutien aux programmes d’apprentissage et la révision du projet de loi C-69. Des représentants des syndicats affiliés aux SMCC et des sections de Build Together de partout au Canada en ont profité pour échanger au sujet de leurs projets respectifs au cours de la dernière année. Jenna Lipinski, membre de la section locale 1 de la Saskatchewan du BAC et présidente de Build Together Saskatchewan, a dirigé la section de la Saskatchewan de Build Together de telle sorte qu’elle pouvait se targuer d’être sur la voie d’intégrer les quatre piliers du programme (les femmes, les Néo-Canadiens, les membres des Premières Nations et les jeunes), de façon à continuer de tisser des liens avec les sections locales et des organisations aux vues similaires et ainsi encourager les gens à faire carrière dans les métiers de la construction et favoriser le maintien des programmes de mentorat pour les femmes et les jeunes.

Délégués du BAC à la conférence 2019 des SMCC. Rangée avant, de gauche à droite : Ashley Ritchie de la section locale 8 du Nouveau-Brunswick; Jenna Lipinski de la section locale 1 de la Saskatchewan; Gerald Reinders, président de la section locale 8 du Nouveau-Brunswick; James Moore, président de la section locale 1 de la Nouvelle-Écosse; et John Leonard, président de la section locale 1 de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador. Rangée arrière, de gauche à droite : Mike Di Virgilio, directeur de la négociation collective du syndicat international; Craig Strudwick, directeur régional du syndicat international au Canada; et Denny Vautour, secrétaire-trésorier de la section locale 8 de la Nouveau-Brunswick.

Ashley Ritchie, briqueteuse de métier Sceau rouge de la section locale 8 du NouveauBrunswick du BAC et coordonnatrice du programme Nouvelles Bottes, a pris la parole lors de la conférence : « Ma carrière m’a ouvert beaucoup de portes, et j’en suis reconnaissante. Ce que j’aime le plus du métier de briqueteuse, c’est de transformer l’extérieur d’un bâtiment. J’adore grimper au sommet d’un mur et me dire que j’ai contribué à ce beau travail. J’ai également eu la chance d’aider d’autres femmes de ma province et de défendre leurs intérêts. t

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MAP Ways to Deal with the Stress of Trauma In 2018, domestic terrorists in the United States launched six fatal attacks, taking the lives of 17 people and wounding many more. In 2019, in El Paso, a white supremacist gunman shot dead 22 Walmart shoppers, as they desperately tried to protect their children and pleaded with the gunman for their lives. At its core, the purpose of terrorism is to strike a deep chord of fear in the heart of humankind. Terrorists promote fears about the future and create a psychological burden that weighs on us. The Connection between Trauma, and Anxiety, Depression and PTSD From a mental health perspective, deep psychological trauma often occurs whenever someone is exposed to violent acts, including terrorist attacks and mass shootings. Essentially, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a normal reaction to a crazy situation. Traumatic stress harms our physical health, our emotional stability and interferes with our ability or think, be attentive and remember. If left unchecked, traumatic stress will go on to develop full blown PTSD. Know the Signs of Trauma-Related Stress It’s important to recognize that PTSD is not a character flaw or weakness. If exposed to trauma, anyone can develop PTSD. After a trauma-related event, monitor the emotional and physical wellness of yourself and loved ones. If symptoms continue for more than two weeks, seek professional help to heal. Experts recognize that the sooner someone seeks help, the

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easier and more quickly the person can recover. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, warning signs of PTSD include: Behaviors: • An increase or decrease in our energy and activity levels • An increase in alcohol and tobacco use • An increase in irritability, with outbursts of anger and frequent arguing • Having trouble relaxing or sleeping • Crying frequently • Worrying excessively • Wanting to be alone most of the time • Blaming others for everything • Having difficulty communicating or listening • Having difficulty giving or accepting help • Inability to feel pleasure or have fun Body Symptoms: • Having stomach aches or diarrhea • Having headaches and other pains • Losing appetite or eating too much • Sweating or having chills • Getting tremors or muscle twitches • Being easily startled

Emotions: • Being anxious or fearful • Feeling depressed • Feeling guilty • Feeling heroic, euphoric, or invulnerable • Not caring about anything • Feeling overwhelmed by sadness Thinking: • Having trouble remembering things • Feeling confused • Having trouble thinking clearly and concentrating • Having difficulty making decisions If you or someone in your family is struggling with trauma-related stress, call the BAC Member Assistance Program (MAP) for prompt, professional guidance, intervention and referrals. All calls to MAP are strictly confidential, and there is no charge for MAP services for active and retired union members and their families. Calls are generally accepted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST MondayFriday by calling toll-free: 1-888-880822. After-hour consultations can be requested. “Just ask for MAP.” t


RETIREES Eastern Missouri Administrative District Council

BAC Local 1 Missouri hosted a retiree luncheon in June, many of whom also received their Gold Card at the gathering. Front row from left, Gold Card members Bill Jackson, Jr., Gene Werges, Ralph Meek, Jr., and Bill Hipes. Back row from left, ADC of Eastern Missouri Director Brian Jennewein, Local 1 Missouri Field Representative Mark Savage, Local 1 Missouri Field Representative Johnny Walker, Jr., Local 1 Missouri President Michael Fox, Sr., ADC of Eastern Missouri Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin and Local 18 Missouri President Mike Weber.

Local 1 Oregon

BAC Local 1 Oregon hosted a retiree luncheon in July. Front row from left, Russ Sumida, Steve Chambers, Local 1 OR Field Representative Matteo Russo, Bill Hall, Jr., Ernie Mills, Jack Berg, Jim McNannay, Wayne Oja, and Cliff Roselle; Back row from left, retirees Bill Sprinkel, Shawn Lenczowski, Dave Moody , Stan Cliett, Bill Belanger, Derek Neikes, Ken Weihl, Gary Weihl, Mike Brown, Ken Bader, Keith Wright, Kenny Streeter, Dick Hammond, Local 1 OR President Matt Eleazer, Ron Hughes, Field Representative Mike Titus, and Mark Fanders.

Retirees Ernie Mills, left, and Dave Moody enjoyed the gathering at the Local 1 OR’s retiree luncheon in July.

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New Jersey Administrative District Council A. BAC Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, a 50-year member of Local 5 New Jersey, receives his Gold Card from the Local leaders. From left, Local 5 NJ President Kevin Duncan, Northeast Regional Director Al Catalano, Brother Scarano, Director of NJ ADC Rich Tolson, and NJ ADC Secretary-Treasurer John Capo. Local 3 New York B. Fifty-year member Anthony Hillyer, left, receives his Gold Card from BAC Local 3 NY President Anthony Di Perna.

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Local 4 California C. Local 4 CA 50-year member Ronald Brennan, right, receives his Gold Card from Local 4 CA President Lupe Aldaco. Local 5 Oklahoma/Arkansas/ Texas

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D. Local 5 OK/AK/TX Life Member Merle Cole celebrates his 60 years as a BAC member. Pictured, Brother Cole proudly shares his buckle that he received years ago from then Local 9 Tulsa. E. Local 5 OK/AK/TX President Dave Frangione, left, and South Regional Director Ed Navarro, right, present Brother John Perkins, Vice Chair of Local 5, his Gold Card for a lifetime of dedication and service to the Union.

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Eastern Missouri Administrative District Council

F.

F. At the Local 1 MO union meeting held in August, Eastern MO ADC Director Brian Jennewein and Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin presented members their 40-year service awards. From left, Eastern MO ADC Director Brian Jennewein, 40-year members Steve Rebhan, Mark Scherr, Steve Jakubiak, and Randy Dickson, and Secretary-Treasurer John Hopkin. Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky G. Local 4 IN/KY 25-year member Rich Layton, left, receives his service award from Local 4 IN/KY Secretary-Treasurer Steve Knowles.

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Local 1 Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota H. From left, BAC Local 1 MN/ND/SD Vice President Mike Ganz, 40-year members Thomas Orth and William Rhoads, and Chairman of the St. Cloud Chapter Shawn Barclay. I. From left, BAC Local 1 MN/ND/SD Vice President Mike Ganz, 50-year members Thomas Steinmetz, Gary Eggerth, Alfred Kelzenberg and Clement Kremers, and Chairman of the St. Cloud Chapter Shawn Barclay.

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J. BAC Local 1 MN/ND/SD 25-year member Dustin Huber, right, receives his service award from Field Representative Randy Carlson. K. From left, BAC Local 1 MN/ND/SD President Doug Schroeder, 25-year member Michael Churilla, and IU Regional Representative Russel Smith. L. Forty-year member Stephen Schneider, right, receives his service award from Field Representative Randy Carlson.

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IN MEMORIAM

In Memory of

Brother Edward Miller

Brother Edward Miller passed away on August 31, 2019 at age 77. Brother Miller, a dedicated trade unionist, entered the trade as a tile finisher in 1960 with the International Association of Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Helpers & Finishers. When the jurisdiction of that independent union of TMT Helpers and Finishers was challenged by the Carpenters, Ed was one of the key forces in helping to transition those TMT finishers into their natural home with BAC in 1987. He went on to serves as Business Manager of BAC Local 25 Tile Helpers for 14 years. IUBAC President James Boland remarked that “Ed’s dedication to his craft and his union serve as a benchmark for those that follow.” Brother Ed Miller.

BAC Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois President Jim Allen said, “Brother Miller was a stand-up BAC member who was well respected throughout the Chicago Building Trades Council. He was a friend to so many and will surely be missed.” Brother Miller was proud son of the late Edward Joseph and Peggy Miller; beloved husband of Suzie (Bell) Miller; loving father of the late Edward, Margaret A. Laureano, Major USAF, Frank Lt. Colonel USAF, Wendy (Bill) Burnett; loving grandfather of Neal (Sara), Marc, Rhys, Alyssa (Nate), great grandfather of Lucas and Finn; dear brother of Sally Jo Velke, the late Shirley

Brother Miller and his beloved wife Suzie.

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(Dale) Jackson, the late Thomas, and the late Judith.


IN MEMORIAM – MAY MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

Death Benefit Claims for May 2019 Total Amount Paid $153,900.00 Total Union Labor Life Claims $00.00 Total Death Benefits $153,900.00 Total Number of Claims 84 Average Age 82.50 Average Years of Membership 54.24 MEMBER - LOCAL UNION Antico, Rolando - 05, OH Baker, Donald E. - 55, OH Bordenave, Sr., Jerome M. - 04, CA Bousamra, Joseph - 02, MI Bruno, Matthew - 04, NJ Bucholc, Stanley - 21, IL Calvin, Clark C. - 02, MI Cardin, James C. - 15, MO/KS/NE Carl, Henry J. - 05, PA Carr, Stanley T. - 02, WA/ID/MT Carriero, Robert J. - 01, NY Clayes, Frank J. - 06, IL D’Agostino, Henry - 02, NY/VT Davenport, Lloyd B. - 01, MN/ND/SD Davey, Jr., Vernor B. - 04, CA DeLellis, Arduino - 02, MI DiMarco, Eraldo J. - 04, NJ Fantin, Luciano - 09, PA Fisher, Charles A. - 08, SE Franceschina, Luciano - 21, IL Giaquinto, Pasquale - 01, NY Gillies, George A. - 02, MI Grimmett, Darrell W. - 21, IL Hartwick, Delbert E. - 01, MN/ND/SD Heina, Dean A. - 05, OH Hendry, Gerald - 04, CA Hinkle, Casper M. - 08, IL Holliday, Marion - 08, SE Holmes, Michael W. - 05, OH Hoscheid, Leonard W. - 02, WA/ID/MT Huberty, James C. - 01, MN/ND/SD Hucker, Austin G. - 01, NY Kane, Charles J. - 04, IN/KY Laserna, Coqui - 01, NY Lausch, Clayton M. - 05, PA Leezer, Sr., Thomas J. - 04, IN/KY Lidberg, Lenard G. - 02, MI

BRANCH OF TRADE B B B, M PC B, CM, P B B B B, M B, M B CM B, CM, P CB B CM B, CM, P CM, MW, TW B MW, TW B B, M, W PC B B B B B B B TL B B PC B B

YEARS YEARS OF OF AGE MEMBERSHIP 87 90 84 85 87 80 85 77 90 99 78 87 80 97 92 87 82 86 82 88 83 88 76 95 53 82 91 94 72 81 81 86 88 69 82 89 82

51 73 66 62 68 50 64 49 61 79 58 64 53 70 74 34 57 44 62 60 47 60 40 79 1 52 67 66 50 62 50 63 55 13 41 70 63

Mardyniak, Thomas S. - 05, PA Meller, Paul F. - 15, MO/KS/NE Mineo, Nicolo - 02, NY/VT Misiak, Norman J. - 02, MI Molargik, William L. - 04, IN/KY Moraccini, Antonio - 02, MI Moser, George L. - 15, WV Mouritsen, Richard C. - 01, MN/ND/SD Nickerson, John R. - 03, CA Odoardi, James E. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Osegueda, Salvador P. - 03, CA Oyarvide, Juan J. - 04, IN/KY Parsons, Cyrus A. - 02, WA/ID/MT Pierce, Gerald W. - 01, MN/ND/SD Pittiglio, Ferdinando - 02, MI Podner, James D. - 08, IL Polletta, Vittorio - 02, NY/VT Rasmussen, Ernst W. - 02, WA/ID/MT Ray, James A. - 07, NY/NJ Reck, Francis G. - 21, IL Rolland, Richard G. - 01, MN/ND/SD Rose, George C. - 02, WA/ID/MT Rzepka, Adam - 01, NY Sacco, Jerry - 08, OH Santin, Lino - 01, PA/DE Sardo, Giovanni - 01, MB Schroeder, Karl H. - 02, MI Settembrine, Raymond C. - 01, PA/DE Smith, William L. - 08, SE Sneary, Bernard L. - 03, OH Solomon, William M. - 16, OH Sparks, Jay P. - 55, OH Starrett, David L. - 44, OH Stettler, Daniel H. - 04, NJ Stokes, Ted L. - 07, CO/WY Sutton, Howard E. - 06, OH Tyson, Billy H. - 08, SE Vaccarelli, Thomas J. - 03, NY Vendemia, Francis J. - 08, OH Wacker, Dennis H. - 03, AZ/NM Wagner, Eugene H. - 06, WI Walters, Douglas M. - 01, MN/ND/SD Weihl, Steven R. - 01, OR Whatmough, Charles A. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Williams, L. C. - 01, CT Wilson, Samuel T. - 02, WA/ID/MT Winston, Lloyd W. - 08, SE

BRANCH OF TRADE B CM, B B MM, TL, TW CB, CM, B B B, CM B, M, MM B, M MM, M B TL TL, TW, MM B B, M CM B B B TL B B, CM, P B, M B B M B B B TL, B B B, M B, M B, CM, M, PC B, CM, P, W B B CM B, CM, M, P B B B, M

YEARS YEARS OF OF AGE MEMBERSHIP 79 87 83 89 94 78 83 74 79 91 94 45 88 84 88 74 91 93 71 99 76 76 55 82 93 85 80 88 86 89 92 75 82 68 85 96 79 86 80 65 86 67 61 91 96 40 92

58 60 54 58 72 54 61 53 54 70 32 6 64 52 48 24 63 65 39 63 52 53 18 59 56 52 52 68 68 61 67 57 62 48 63 63 50 63 50 36 52 44 41 69 60 8 56

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IN MEMORIAM – JUNE Death Benefit Claims for June 2019 Total Amount Paid $142,700.00 Total Union Labor Life Claims $00.00 Total Death Benefits $142,700.00 Total Number of Claims 75 Average Age 85.19 Average Years of Membership 58.88 MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH OF TRADE

YEARS YEARS OF OF AGE MEMBERSHIP

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH OF TRADE

Klinger, Jr., Philip W. - 05, PA

B, M

78

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Lind, David A. - 01, MN/ND/SD

B

61

40

Lollimi, Marcel G. - 11, WV

B, M

82

62

Lowes, Henry J. - 01, MO

B

79

61

Lowman, Keith - 04, IN/KY

B

71

52

Lund, Ronald B. - 01, MN/ND/SD

PC

80

49

Lyon, George A. - 03, NY

B

78

54

Marsico, Salvatore - 01, NY

B

86

65

Mathena, Donald L. - 04, IN/KY

B

72

28

McCall, William H. - 08, IL

B

91

67

Medeiros, Joseph - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B, CM, P

91

51

Mijatovich, Steve A. - 02, MI

B

90

62

Abfalder, Frank J. - 06, IL

B

92

69

Bahr, Reinhard J. - 01, SK

B

90

67

Mueller, Alexander - 08, WI

B

90

63

Barney, Brent E. - 03, CA

TL

68

30

Pace, John S - 08, SE

B, CH, CM, M, P, TL 72

53

Barone, Jr., Ralph J. - 02, NY/NJ

B, CM, P

80

59

Padula, Pasquale A. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B

95

67

Becerra, Luciano J. - 04, CA

B

95

71

Pagano, Anthony M. - 04, NJ

B, M

89

64

Benson, Richard R. - 01, MN/ND/SD

B

85

53

Perich, Mike - 09, PA

B

96

67

Bianco, Isadore D. - 01, MD/VA/DC

B

85

61

Pike, John G. - 08, WI

B

81

62

Borroni, Frank L. - 09, PA

B

84

63

Plumer, Richard H. - 02, MI

B

85

54

Bucco, Vito - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B, CM, M, P

84

67

Prunier, Ronald A. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B

77

60

Carey, Irvin J. - 05, PA

TL

91

59

Quist, John H. - 04, CA

B

88

63

Carroll, Martin J. - 03, NY

PC

78

56

Rathburn, Sr., Robert L. - 03, CA

B

82

39

Clark, Chalmer S. - 04, CA

B

93

70

Rau, Lawrence P. - 07, CO/WY

B, M

81

53

Conrey, John P. - 01, MD/VA/DC

B

77

55

Rowe, Donald L. - 01, NS

B

87

71

Crossley, James P. - 21, IL

B

94

67

Sassenhausen, Werner L. - 03, NY

B, CM, M, P

88

68

Desmarais, Raymond F. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI B

85

42

Scabilloni, Samuel F - 09, PA

B

89

66

94

67

Sellan, Dante J. - 02, ON

B

83

62

Sherman, John F. - 03, NY

B

90

63

DiIanni, Valentino - 04, NJ

B, CM

Ehlers, William - 01, CT

B, P

89

33

Elstad, Sr., Charles L. - 01, MN/ND/SD

MM, M

91

62

Strasser, Hans P. - 03, NY

TL, B, M, MM, P

88

64

Farrer, Charles W. - 04, IN/KY

B

89

56

Szabo, Steve - 21, IL

B

91

61

Ferguson, Grady E. - 02, WA/ID/MT

B

83

59

Trinca, Luigi - 02, ON

B

88

62

Fioretti, Robert - 01, NY

B

86

58

Trungale, Mario - 21, IL

B

101

64

Fritz, Larry R. - 05, PA

B, W

73

50

Vernon, Donald K. - 05, OK/AR/TX

B

85

67

Gabel, Eugene E. - 01, MN/ND/SD

B

86

62

Vitale, Jesse - 01, NY

B

90

69

Gagliano, Antonino - 21, IL

B

88

64

Werner, Sr., George E. - 01, CT

B, CM, P

87

64

Gaither, Billie R. - 06, IL

B

88

63

Willis, Jr., Thomas M. - 08, SE

TL

94

66

Garcia, Jr., Angel - 03, CA

B, M

76

45

Worth, Russell J. - 08, WI

B

95

71

Hall, Jon P. - 03, OH

B, GU, M, MM, RE, W 69

50

Yankiv, Daniel - 04, NJ

B, CM, P

83

61

Hamik, Max E. - 15, MO/KS/NE

B

99

72

Zeransky, Helmut W. - 07, CN

B

90

60

Hazelwood, Donald L. - 06, IL

B

80

63

Ziccardi, Herman - 01, PA/DE

B

82

63

Hernandez, Leonard S. - 01, HI

M

75

47

Hines, Theodore R. - 01, MN/ND/SD

B, M

87

50

Hopco, John L. - 01, CT

B, CM

89

72

Hubbard, Robert B. - 03, OH

B

89

39

Innes, John W. - 01, NY

B

89

71

Johnson, Duane L. - 01, MN/ND/SD

CB, M, B

82

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IN MEMORIAM – JULY MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

Death Benefit Claims for July 2019 Total Amount Paid $159,650.00 Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits $159,650.00 Total Number of Claims 89 Average Age 84.69 Average Years of Membership 57.36 MEMBER - LOCAL UNION Ashburn, William E. - 08, SE Aubermann, Stefan - 01, MO Belcher, John T. - 01, CT Bertolo, Jose R. - 01, MD/VA/DC Betancourt, Esteban - 04, CA Bommarito, Peter P. - 02, MI Burke, Leonard A. - 05, PA Cain, Ronald A. - 02, WA/ID/MT Calandra, Thomas J. - 04, NJ Canzonetta, James P. - 02, MI Cardillo, Michael - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Case, Wallace D. - 03, CA Castro, John A. - 03, CA Cecchi, Arnold - 04, QC Ciulla, John A. - 04, CA Clemons, James H. - 01, HI Coady, Robert R. - 05, OH Comeau, Herve - 08, NB Conmy, James M. - 03, NY Dattoma, Joseph - 01, NY DeFelice, Victor J. - 01, PA/DE Delhay, Jerry D. - 15, MO/KS/NE DiChiara, Matteo - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Dickman, Ronald T. - 04, WI DiLizia, Angelo - 04, NJ DiRemigio, Settimio - 01, NS Dixon, Sr., Donald H. - 04, IN/KY Edgerton, Donald E. - 02, MI Ely, James W. - 08, SE Erardi, Charles T. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Fagnani, Jr., Enrico - 01, MD/VA/DC. Fair, Jack R. - 05, OH Ferrell, Allen K. - 15, MO/KS/NE Fortino, Michael L. - 05, PA Fowkes, Corbin R. - 09, PA Frazier, James B. - 01, PA/DE Goya, Kwankichi - 01, HI Harrison, Merle D. - 03, CA Hartwig, Paul - 03, IA

BRANCH OF TRADE

YEARS YEARS OF OF AGE MEMBERSHIP

B B B MM TL, M, MM B TL, MM B B, P TL, M, MM B, M B MM, M B TW CB B B B B B B, M PC B, M B B, M B, M B B CM, PC, CH B, P B B B B B CB, M B B, M

79 97 80 87 91 87 72 63 101 85 92 86 81 93 87 57 87 71 89 90 90 92 94 79 82 78 80 86 89 87 94 88 85 66 88 91 95 92 98

61 63 63 52 60 65 26 28 64 53 70 62 50 62 47 33 66 42 53 70 57 71 71 53 57 52 58 66 60 44 68 66 69 20 63 69 58 67 71

Hatala, Edward J. - 07, OH Hayashida, Nobuyoshi - 01, HI Haynie, David V. - 21, IL Heckenliable, Warren Z. - 02, WA/ID/MT Hilton, Jr., George R. - 08, SE Iucolino, Giuseppe - 05, NJ/DE/PA Jack, Delmar E. - 09, PA Johnson, Robert E. - 06, IL Jordan, Edward - 21, IL Keppner, Richard J. - 21, IL Ladzinski, Edward J. - 06, IL Leeth, Ricky L. - 03, OH Loines, Sr., Donald E. - 04, NJ Lorca, Norman J. - 03, CA Lunger, Robert - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Masiko, Joel C. - 05, PA Mazza, Ralph J. - 04, NJ McMahon, Paul J. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Medeiros, Nelson - 07, CN Melillo, Frederick R. - 01, CT Miller, Raoul J. - 08, SE Moore, John - 03, NY Mriden, Dennis A. - 01, MN/ND/SD Ogle, Sr., Donald T. - 01, PA/DE Peterson, Vernon H. - 21, IL Priestly, David - 01, ON Prusener, Jr., Herbert B. - 21, IL Risbey, Thomas E. - 01, MB Rocco, Jr., Ralph J. - 04, NJ Saggio, Sr., Theodore A. - 01, MO Schmidt, Fredrick - 02, ON Schumacher, Jr., William C. - 03, NY Seif, Charles E. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Simard, Jr., Raymond - 04, NJ Smith, Kenneth J. - 04, CA Soukup, William C. - 01, NY Stertzbach, Jr., Harold E. - 06, OH Stewart, David B. - 02, ON Strawn, James R. - 09, PA Strouse, James F. - 07, CO/WY Stupay, Dennis C. - 21, IL Swanson, Royce L. - 02, WA/ID/MT Sweatt, Jr., Charles - 03, CA Taylor, Morris D. - 03, CA Titsworth, Samuel L. - 08, IL Torres, James J. - 03, IA Valentine, Gerald F. - 21, IL Vega, Joseph P. - 06, OH Welsh, Thomas M. - 06, IL White, Gilbert F. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

BRANCH OF TRADE B M B B MM B B, M B B, M B CM B, CM, PC B, CM TL, MM P P, CM P, CH B B B TL, M, MM B, M B M, B B B B B B, CM B B B, M CM B, CM B, M B B, CM, W B B B, M TL, M, MM B B B, M B PC B B B B, CM

YEARS YEARS OF OF AGE MEMBERSHIP 79 87 92 95 98 96 82 94 82 78 90 72 93 91 93 84 88 87 40 85 82 93 76 87 86 93 91 98 68 77 88 90 95 81 90 93 84 88 83 77 71 76 92 87 62 53 84 85 86 86

57 53 67 67 72 49 63 70 52 57 61 22 68 68 66 36 51 64 6 67 57 70 58 67 55 69 71 65 51 52 65 66 69 54 67 68 63 61 64 59 34 51 55 64 45 9 62 56 63 69

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