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Top 5 Reasons to Join BAC’s Texting Program Over 80% of American adults text, making it the most common cell phone activity, according to the Pew Internet’s 2015 research. The latest BAC members’ survey also shows that 79% of members text. BAC has its own texting program with more than 9,700 members and the number is growing every day. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should join if you haven’t:

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YOU GET INFORMATION FAST Texts about job opportunities, union meetings, job rallies, contract negotiations, health and safety updates, and training news are delivered to your cell phone within seconds after they are sent.

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TEXTS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU For example, if you are a veteran, you can text BACVETS to 877877. Then you will not only receive general texts, but customized texts on veteran-related news and events.

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YOU CAN TEXT US BACK When you text us, you are directly communicating with BAC. Whether it’s a job-related question or an opinion on a certain issue, we will get back to you in a timely manner.

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YOU DO NOT NEED AN INTERNET CONNECTION Can’t pick up a Wi-Fi signal? No problem. Texting doesn’t require an Internet connection, so even if you are out of range, you can still receive a text.

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YOU DO NOT NEED A SMARTPHONE TO DOWNLAD ANY APPS Text messaging doesn’t require a smart phone and there is no need to download anything, unlike other messaging apps. As long as you have a data plan for texting, you can text.

Join BAC's Texting Program today: Text BAC to 877877. (BAC’s texting program is currently open for members in the U.S. only and will be ready for members in Canada in the near future.) Any questions, feel free to email askbac@bacweb.org or text your question after you sign up for our texting program. [Safety Tip: Do NOT text while driving!]

Journal BAC

ISSUE 2 / 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE 18 Legislative & Political

1 President’s Message

2 Mensaje Del Presidente 3 Members at Work 6 News In Brief 10 IMI and IMTEF 2 Legislative & Political 1 15 Community Service 18 Safety & Health 20 International Funds 22 Canada 24 Local Compass 28 Retirees 29 In Memoriam


P R E S I D E N T ’S M E S S A G E J A M E S B O L A N D , P R E S I D E N T, I N T E R N AT I O N A L U N I O N O F B R I C K L AY E R S A N D A L L I E D C R A F T W O R K E R S

Urging President Trump to Enforce the Silica Rule

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had the opportunity to meet President Donald Trump at the North America’s Building Trades Unions’ annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 3rd. When I introduced myself as the President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, he responded, “Bricklayers, they are my kind of people.” As you all know, I was not a supporter of Mr. Trump, but his comment about bricklayers gives me hope that we may be able to work together on some issues. One of our top priorities over the last few years has been the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Rule to protect workers from exposure to crystalline silica. Exposure to silica dust causes silicosis, lung cancer, and other serious health conditions. As I have said before, this issue is literally a matter of life and death for the members of our Union and workers throughout the country. The IU worked hard with the Obama Administration to get the Rule updated. We testified at hearings held by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA); we wrote comments on the proposed Rule; we attended Congressional Hearings; and we reached out to our members and other supporters. We were thrilled when the final Silica Rule was issued in March of 2016. Enforcement of the Rule was initially scheduled to begin on June 23, 2017. On April 6, 2017, the DOL announced they were delaying enforcement to September 23, 2017. Many responsible employers have already implemented practices to protect workers and comply with the new Silica Standard. But some continue to resist, raising concerns about the cost of compliance and thereby ignoring the health and safety of their workers. These opponents have urged the DOL for additional delays to enforce the Rule. They have even asked the DOL to re-open the regulatory process. Re-opening the Rule would delay it for years, or, even worse, result in a weaker standard. We have waited over 40 years for an update to the Silica Rule. There

should be no more delays. I recently wrote to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta (see below), urging him to enforce the Rule as soon as possible. I also sent a cover letter to President Trump (see page 2), urging him to show his support for workers by enforcing the Silica Rule without any further delay. Now I am urging you to act as well. Please write to Labor Secretory Acosta and your Members of Congress, expressing your support for the Silica Rule, and opposing any further delays in enforcement.

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MENSA JE DEL PRESIDENTE

Instar al Presidente Trump a que implemente la Norma sobre la Sílice

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uve la oportunidad de conocer al Presidente Donald Trump en la Conferencia Legislativa anual de las Organizaciones Sindicales del Sector de la Construcción de Norteamérica, en Washington, D.C., el 3 de abril. Cuando me presenté como el Presidente del Sindicato Internacional de Albañiles y Oficios Afines, él respondió "albañiles, el tipo de gente que me gusta". Como todos saben, yo no apoyaba al Sr. Trump, pero su comentario sobre los albañiles me da esperanza de que tal vez podamos trabajar conjuntamente en algunos asuntos. Una de nuestras prioridades principales en los últimos años ha sido la Norma del Departamento del Trabajo (Department of Labor, DOL) para proteger a los trabajadores de la exposición a la sílice cristalina. La exposición al polvo de sílice produce silicosis, cáncer de pulmón y otras condiciones graves de salud. Como he mencionado anteriormente, este asunto es literalmente de vida o muerte para los miembros de nuestro sindicato y los trabajadores de todo el país. El Sindicato Internacional (International Union, IU) trabajó arduamente junto con el gobierno de Obama para lograr que la Norma se actualizara. Testificamos en audiencias celebradas por la Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (Occupational Health and Safety Administration, OSHA); hicimos comentarios sobre la Norma propuesta; asistimos a Audiencias Congresales y nos comunicamos con nuestros miembros y demás simpatizantes. Nos emocionamos cuando la Norma sobre la Sílice definitiva fue dictada en marzo de 2016. Ejecución de la Norma estaba prevista inicialmente comenzar el 23 de junio de 2017. El 6 de abril de 2017, el DOL anunció que demorarían la implementación hasta el 23 de septiembre de 2017.

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Muchos de los mejores empleadores ya han implementado prácticas para proteger a los trabajadores y cumplir con la nueva norma sobre la sílice. Pero algunos siguen oponiéndose, generando inquietudes sobre el costo de su cumplimiento e ignorando de ese modo la salud y la seguridad de sus trabajadores. Estos opositores han instado al DOL a que demore aún más la implementación de la Norma e incluso le han solicitado que vuelva a abrir el proceso normativo. Volver a abrir dicho proceso retrasaría por años la implementación de la Norma, o peor aún, daría lugar a una norma más deficiente. Hemos esperado más de 40 años por una actualización de la Norma sobre la Sílice. No debería haber más demoras. Hace poco le escribí al Secretario del Trabajo, Alexander Acosta, (véase más adelante) instándolo a que implemente la Norma lo más pronto posible. También le envié una carta de presentación al Presidente Trump, (consulte la página 2) instándolo a que muestre su apoyo a los trabajadores al implementar la Norma sobre la Sílice sin más demoras (consulte ambas cartas a continuación). Ahora le hago un llamado a usted también. Por favor, escriba al Secretario del Trabajo, el Sr. Acosta, y a sus Miembros del Congreso, expresando su apoyo a la Norma sobre la Sílice y oponiéndose a cualquier otra demora en su implementación.

The Official Journal of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (issn 0362-3696)

Journal BAC

ISSUE 2 / 2017

Executive Board James Boland President

Timothy Driscoll Secretary-Treasurer

Gerard Scarano

Executive Vice President

Carlos Aquin

Executive Vice President

Regional Directors N ORT HE A ST

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 N ORT H CE N T R A L

Keith Hocevar

IU Regional Director, North Central 7640 White Pine Ct. Mentor, OH 44060 (440) 534-1108 WEST

Raymond Keen

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.


MEMBERS AT WORK BAC LOCAL 4 CALIFORNIA

Construction Ramping Up in Downtown Los Angeles Walking in downtown Los Angeles, you can’t help but notice cranes everywhere. The city center is undergoing its largest construction boom in modern times, reshaping its skyline as well as adding thousands of residences, a multitude of shops and restaurants, and most importantly, construction jobs. Hundreds of skilled craftworkers of BAC Local 4 California are doing masonry work on two large projects – Wilshire Grand Center and Metropolis – both of which are being performed under Project Labor Agreements (PLAs).

Wilshire Grand Center – The New Tallest Tower in the West

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Marble and tile work is completed in the lobby area.

t 1,100 feet, the $1.2 billion-dollar Wilshire Grand Center in downtown Los Angeles will be the new tallest building west of the Mississippi, outstripping the nearby U.S. Bank Tower. The building will be home to a 900-room hotel, restaurants, retailers and offices. Construction of the Wilshire Grand Center started with deconstruction of the old building on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street in 2012. By deconstructing the building instead of imploding or demolishing it, many of the building materials such as steel and concrete are recycled. The project also focuses on green building techniques and materials. Under a PLA negotiated by the building trades, the construction of the Wilshire Grand Center is providing thousands of good-paying union construction

Interior tile work done by skilled members of BAC Local 4 CA.

jobs. About 200 members of BAC Local 4 CA employed by signatory contractors AGI Marble Company (Sun Valley, CA), Cleveland Marble Mosaic Company (Orange, CA), JB Marble (Van Nuys, CA), Winegardner Masonry (Yucaipa, CA), and Regal Waterproofing (Ontario, CA) have installed approximately 475,000 sq. ft. of tile, marble, stone, and porcelain panels and 56,700 CMU on this project. “The project is an excellent example of the type of the quality work done by our skilled craftsworkers.” BAC Local 4 CA President Lupe Aldaco said. “It will continue the positive effect of LA Live in revitalizing downtown L.A. and help grow the local tourism and convention business.” Opening in June, this 73-story building is becoming a more familiar piece of the Los Angeles skyline.

BAC Local 4 CA members installing stone on interior floors.

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MEMBERS AT WORK

Tile is installed on the wall and ceiling at the elevator area.

Manager of Cleveland Marble Mosaic Company, Elias Ghattas, talking about the stone work. From left, BAC Local 4 CA member John Coates Jr., Elias Ghattas, BAC West Regional Director Raymond Keen, IMTEF National Apprenticeship and Training Director Bob Arnold, and BAC SecretaryTreasurer Tim Driscoll.

Manager of Cleveland Marble Mosaic Company, Elias Ghattas, explaining the intricate stone cutting and installation process.

Jack Ulloa of BAC Local 4 CA installing a stone piece at the main entrance of the Wilshire Grand Center.

BAC Local 4 CA member Joe Kisner, left, and BAC Executive Vice President Carlos Aquin.

From left, BAC Executive Vice Presidents Gerard Scarano and Carlos Aquin, Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll, and Manager of Cleveland Marble Mosaic Company Elias Ghattas.

Metropolis – The Biggest Mixed-Use Development on the West Coast

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ithin a short walking distance from the Wilshire Grand Center, over 100 BAC Local 4 CA members employed by signatory contractors AGI Marble Company (Sun Valley, CA), Continental Marble and Tile (Corona, CA), Sample Tile and Stone (Riverside, CA), Winegardner Masonry (Yucaipa, CA), and Masonry Concepts (Santa Fe Springs, CA) are busy installing marble, tiles, granite, and CMU blocks at the Metropolis mega project, a $1-billion development with 350 hotel rooms and more than 1,500 condominiums on Francisco Street. The first phase of construction, an 18-story, 350-room hotel and a 38-story condominium tower, was completed last year. The ongoing second phase includes a 42-story high-rise condominium, an 18-story mid-rise condominium, and nine levels of podium and parking space. Amenities include a large landscaped deck featuring a swimming pool, fire features, a field for sports like volleyball and yoga, a dog park and a play space for children. When completed in 2018, Metropolis will be the biggest mixeduse development on the West Coast. 4 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS

Members of BAC Local 4 CA laying blocks. From left, Danny Garcia, John Hammers, Candelario Perez, and Jim Curry.

Like the Wilshire Grand Center, the Metropolis development is performed under a PLA as well. “Project Labor Agreements ensure large projects like Wilshire Grand Center and Metropolis are completed on schedule and within budget,” BAC Local 4 CA President Lupe Aldaco said. “These agreements also create decent and good-paying jobs for skilled BAC and other building trades members, and benefit contractors, communities and taxpayers.”


From left, BAC Local 4 CA members Dennis Bartholomay and Danny Garcia, IMTEF National Director of Apprenticeship and Training Bob Arnold, BAC West Regional Director Raymond Keen, BAC Local 4 CA member Mike Denucci, a LIUNA member, BAC Executive Vice President Carlos Aquin, BAC Local 4 CA members Andrew Reinke and Cesar Perera, BAC Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, BAC Local 4 CA member Eddie Wynne, BAC Director of Policy, Strategy, and Communications Brian Kennedy, BAC Local 4 CA member Juan Rodriguez, BAC Local 4 CA Secretary-Treasurer Chad Boggio, a LIUNA member, BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll, and BAC Local 4 CA member Sergio Garcia.

From left, BAC Local 4 CA members Andrew Reinke, Danny Garcia, Sergio Garcia, Refugio Pinedo Jr., and BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll.

Metropolis’ tallest condominium tower under construction.

BAC Local 4 CA member Jim Curry, right, and BAC Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano.

Photo at left, an interior look at an elevator with a finished tile floor; photo at right, a finished bathroom with a tile wall and floor.

From left, BAC Local 4 CA member Eddie Wynne, BAC Executive Vice Presidents Gerard Scarano and Carlos Aquin, and BAC West Regional Director Raymond Keen. IS S UE 2 , 2 0 1 7 | 5


NEWS IN BRIEF

Representatives from the BAC North Central Region ‘ballooning’ a non-union contractor in the St. Louis area in April. Ballooning is an effective form of free speech demonstration developed by BAC organizers in the ‘90s and widely used by building trades unions around the country.

Organizing in the Spotlight of BAC Regional Meetings

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cross North America, construction spending and employment is expanding tremendously. Cranes punctuate the horizons of many North American cities, and almost every state and province in BAC’s jurisdiction is booming. According to the research firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), globally, construction is expected to grow 70% by 2025 to $15 trillion – outpacing the GDP growth. In the U.S. alone, construction spending is expected to reach over $1.2 trillion in 2017, and the U.S. Government estimates that masonry employment will grow by 15%, or over 37,000 new jobs by 2024. That’s why from April 18th to May 31st, the BAC Executive Board members traveled to all five BAC regions – South, West, Northeast, North Central, and Canada – to meet with Local leaders and members, and visit jobsites. At these meetings, work opportunities for BAC members, orga 6 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS

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nizing strategies, current industry trends, and many more issues that are closely related to our members were discussed. “While we may be nearing a saturation point in our traditional public works and ‘big job’ markets, there are plenty of non-union craftworkers and contractors out there performing masonry,

marble, tile, stone, and other core BAC work. They’re just not always working on schools and hospitals. We need to organize them, and we need to organize their contractors,” BAC President James Boland said at the regional meetings. “Organizing is essential, and we must focus our energies more than ever before on organizing.” To bolster BAC’s organizing efforts, on June 6th, President Boland convened the Executive Council Organizing Committee that is comprised of BAC Local and ADC Presidents from across North America. The Committee is responsible for coordinating and building organizing momentum, and developing strategies and best-practices that all BAC Locals/ADCs can adopt. In his opening remarks, President Boland stated, “While many things have changed for our Union and construction, the principles of organizing have not changed. Locals must prepare themselves for organizing by doing their homework, educating and engaging their members, and by building relationships.” “Craftworkers don’t sign with the International Union. They join Local Unions,” President Boland told the Committee. “Locals with effective organizing programs have a few things in common: dedicated organizing staff, specific plans and organizing targets, member-based committees, craft and member diversity on the committees, and tenacity.” “A simple fact confronts our Union,” President Boland added. “BAC must organize more non-union journeyworkers, expand its contractor base, and more aggressively include newer materials and techniques within its craft base. Crafts like rain screen and large format tile are our future, and the viability of our funds, our Union, our livelihoods, and our crafts depends on our ability to make this change.” BAC has set an aggressive goal for 2017 – all BAC Locals and ADCs will be actively organizing new members and contractors with organizing committees. If you are interested in supporting their activities, contact your Local/ADC to volunteer.


BAC President James Boland Speaks at Apprenticeship Forward Conference

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ow more than ever, Americans need educational options and career pathways that are cost effective and provide stable employment. That’s why two organizations, National Skills Coalition and New America, gathered over 500 national and local leaders who are dedicated to expanding apprenticeship programs at the Apprenticeship Forward conference in Washington, D.C. on May 4-5th. Participants discussed how they can help millions of students and workers apprentice with thousands of organizations through jointly sponsored JATC programs to develop their skilled careers. Attendees heard speeches from government and business leaders, and dug deeply into the social and economic potential of apprenticeship, and the policies and programs that benefit workers and businesses. BAC President James Boland and National Policy Director of Chicago Women in the Trades (CWIT) Lauren

BAC President James Boland speaks about supporting women members in the Union. From left, Lauren Sugerman, National Policy Director of Chicago Women in Trades, BAC President James Boland, and Katie Spiker, Federal Policy Analyst of National Skills Coalition and facilitator of the meeting panel.

Sugerman were invited to speak about recruiting and retaining tradeswomen in the construction industry. “Our Union is committed to the recruitment and retention of women being part of our growth strategy. We are proud partners with

CWIT in this work,” BAC President James Boland said. “Working together, we provide well-trained, highly-skilled craftsmen and craftswomen that are addressing our nation’s infrastructure demands.”

Labor Leaders Meet Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

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From left, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, former U.S. Labor Secretary and current member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from the first district Hilda Solis, and BAC President James Boland.

ilda Solis, former U.S. Labor Secretary and current member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from the first district, met with labor leaders including BAC President James Boland at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. on April 27th. Discussions were mainly focused on worker protection, workforce training and immigrant protection. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has taken action to represent the interests of the nearly 3.5 million immigrants who live in County of Los Angeles in the past few months.

Supervisor Hilda Solis is actively working with the federal government on comprehensive immigration reform. Speaking of the importance of immigrant protection, BAC President James Boland said, “Our economic prosperity is integrally tied to our capacity to welcome immigrant workers to our workforce. BAC is proud to stand with the AFL-CIO and many other affiliates to advocate for fair and equitable immigration reform, recruit and train skilled craftworkers, and protect all from exploitation and substandard working conditions.” IS S UE 2 , 2 0 1 7 | 7


NEWS IN BRIEF

Three Students Receive BAC U.S. Bates Scholarship

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Brianna with dad Michael Kucharski at her high school graduation ceremony.

Austin with dad Lawrence Jesko.

hree students – Austin Jesko, Brianna Kucharski, and Alexa Patrizio – have been selected as winners of BAC U.S. Bates Scholarships this year. Each of them will receive a college stipend of $2,500 per year for up to four years. Local 21 Illinois 22-year member Michael Kucharski’s daughter Brianna Kucharski is incredibly proud of her father’s work with the Union. “As I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve become more familiar with what my father’s line of work entails and how the Union factors into his work,” Brianna said. “BAC provides a large variety of services to my father and our family such as the protection of healthcare and workers’ rights, job training, fair wages, and much more.” A prospective architect, Brianna is attending the University of Michigan with a major in architecture. Living in Chicago, Brianna has always been surrounded by historically significant and inspiring architecture. Her father’s craftwork throughout the city also drives her passion for art and design. “I have realized that architecture would be an extremely suitable career choice for me because it would allow me to apply both my love of design as well as engineering and urban planning to my work, all while still paying homage to people like my father who make it all possible,” she added. “As the first person in my family to go to college, I am fortunate to be given this opportunity to study architecture at such an impressive university. I will be forever thankful for BAC’s generosity in this contribution to my higher education.” Austin Jesko, son of Local 9 Pennsylvania 19-year member Lawrence Jesko, expressed his appreciation for his

dad and the Union. “My dad works hard. He taught me many things as a union member. I thank him for working so hard and allowing me to go to school. And thanks to the Union, my dad has a stable job. The Local is always there to help as well, making sure my dad has work,” Austin said. “The Union does good things for our communities. I am proud that my dad and other members have volunteered in many community projects.” Jesko is a history major at the College of Wooster and plans to attend law school to be a lawyer one day. Another scholarship winner Alexa Patrizio, who is a Marine Biology major at the University of Tampa, also expressed her gratitude for BAC. Daughter of William G. Patrizio, a 33-year member of Local 9 Pennsylvania and President of the BAC signatory contractor Patrizio Art Mosaic Company, Alexa said the Union helps her dad’s company employ skilled workers. “In school we learned about union history, but my family experienced how our Union protects small family businesses like ours and ensures that we benefit from getting new and skilled workers.” Speaking of her dad, Alexa said, “He inspired me so much, from the way he runs the company to his positive attitude towards work. His work ethic is impeccable.” The BAC Bates Scholarship is an annual education program that is open to sons and daughters of members in their junior year of high school. The U.S. Bates scholarship is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corportation (NMSC) and the Canadian Bates scholarship is administered by Universities Canada. For more information about the program, please visit: www.bacweb.org.

Journal Correction

Alexa with her dad William Patrizio. 8 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS

The Issue 1, 2017 of BAC Journal failed to identify Dave McWilliams as the 1st place winner in the third-year skill level at the 2017 Masonry Skills Challenge in Las Vegas. Brother McWilliams joined BAC Local 9 PA after graduating from high school in 2014. An employee of Kusler Masonry of Pittsburgh, PA, he plans to become a bricklayer foreman.


Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Summary of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following summary appears in the BAC Journal as a service to BAC members in the United States. The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) enforces many LMRDA provisions while other provisions, such as the bill of rights, may only be enforced by union members through private suit in Federal court.

Union Member Rights

Bill of Rights: Union members have: • equal rights to participate in union activities • freedom of speech and assembly • voice in setting rates of dues, fees, and assessments • protection of the right to sue • safeguards against improper discipline Copies of Collective Bargaining Agreements: Union members and nonunion employees have the right to receive or inspect copies of collective bargaining agreements. Reports: Unions are required to file an initial information report (Form LM-1), copies of constitutions and bylaws, and an annual financial report (Form LM-2/3/4) with OLMS. Unions must make the reports available to members and permit members to examine supporting records for just cause. The reports are public information and copies are available from OLMS. Officer Elections: Union members have the right to: • nominate candidates for office • run for office • cast a secret ballot • protest the conduct of an election Officer Removal: Local union members have the right to an adequate procedure for the removal of an elected officer guilty of serious misconduct. Trusteeships: Unions may only be placed in trusteeship by a parent body for the reasons specified in the LMRDA. Prohibition Against Certain Discipline: A union or any of its officials may not fine, expel, or otherwise discipline a member for exercising any LMRDA right. Prohibition Against Violence: No one may use or threaten to use force or violence to interfere with a union member in the exercise of LMRDA rights. Union Officer Responsibilities

Financial Safeguards: Union officers have a duty to manage the funds and property of the union solely for the benefit of the union and its members in accordance with the union’s constitution and bylaws. Union officers or employees who embezzle or steal union funds or other assets commit a Federal crime punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.

Bonding: Union officers or employees who handle union funds or property must be bonded to provide protection against losses if their union has property and annual financial receipts which exceed $5,000. Labor Organization Reports: Union officers must: • file an initial information report (Form LM-1) and annual financial reports (Forms LM-2/3/4) with OLMS. • retain the records necessary to verify the reports for at least five years. Officer Reports: Union officers and employees must file reports concerning any loans and benefits received from, or certain financial interests in, employers whose employees their unions represent and businesses that deal with their unions. Officer Elections: Unions must: • hold elections of officers of local unions by secret ballot at least every three years, or four years for ADCs. • conduct regular elections in accordance with their constitution and bylaws and preserve all records for one year. • mail a notice of election to every member at least 15 days prior to the election. • comply with a candidate’s request to distribute campaign material. • not use union funds or resources to promote any candidate (nor may employer funds or resources be used). • permit candidates to have election observers. • allow candidates to inspect the union’s membership list once within 30 days prior to the election. Restrictions on Holding Office: A person convicted of certain crimes may not serve as a union officer, employee, or other representative of a union for up to 13 years. Loans: A union may not have outstanding loans to any one officer or employee that in total exceed $2,000 at any time. Fines: A union may not pay the fine of any officer or employee convicted of any willful violation of the LMRDA. The above is only a summary of the LMRDA. A fill text of the Act can be obtained online at www.dol.gov or by writing the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, 200 Constitutions Avenue, NW, Room N-5616, Washington, D.C. 20210.

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IMI & IMTEF

New Tools for Masonry Design: Building Information Modeling

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s design and delivery systems evolve, the construction community increasingly relies on Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to increase speed, generate material quantities for purchase orders, improve communication, and reduce conflicts before they happen in the field. In response to this, BAC and IMI have led and provided major funding for the BIM for Masonry (BIM-M) project. BIM-M was created to encourage masonry BIM solutions for the building industry. To keep masonry relevant and at the fingertips of architects, BIM-M has developed tools for both designers and contractors. Many of the masonry tools developed by BIM-M were presented at the BIM-M Symposium, held at the District Council Training Center in Addison, Illinois on May 4–5th, and are also available at www.bimformasonry.org. Over 160 architects and contractors attended the BIM-M Symposium that showcased BIM for Masonry software solutions, a key tool for job creation for BAC members. If masonry isn’t in the project’s BIM model or software library, it won’t appear on the jobsite. The lack of extensive masonry content and limited software capabilities in current BIM has contributed to designers selecting other competing materials in project designs. With BAC's and IMI’s help, the BIM-M project is working to address this problem. The first day of the Symposium focused on masonry BIM solutions for architects and other designers. Several of these were BIM-M software plug-ins for the widely-used design software REVIT. The free REVIT Masonry Content Pack, developed by IMI Director Mark Swanson and the CAD Technology Center for BIM-M, puts quality masonry content at the fingertips of the design and construction community. Scott Conwell of IMI presented the IMI Wall Systems Library, a web-based wall assembly tool 10 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS

Jim Allen, President of BAC Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois, left, and Caryn Halifax, President of the International Masonry Institute, speak to BAC contractors at the BIM for Masonry Symposium.

that will assist designers in assembling components for their masonry envelope. Other software vendors demonstrated plug-ins that easily create masonry coursing in sections and additional products specifically for engineers. All of them are essential in keeping masonry relevant in the world of BIM. The second day focused on information for contractors. General contractors and masonry subcontractors learned more about using BIM tools. Fred Kinateder, the BIM-M manager for contractor outreach, presented the BIM-M Deliverables Guide for Contractors. A representative from Tekla software showcased new masonry tools for modeling masonry in their product. KMI construction, a Wisconsin masonry contractor, provided case studies using both the Sketchup software and Tekla software for modeling as a sub-contractor on various projects. Finally, Shawn Hester of Mortensen, a general contractor, explained why they ask the subcontractors to provide BIM models of their work. It comes down to that old phrase we all know

so well – plan the work and work the plan. Using BIM allows stakeholders to coordinate the trade work, creating increased efficiency and reducing waste and coordination conflicts on the jobsite. General contractors want 3D Masonry models with the right amount of details and realistic expectations with everyone on the same page. When the mason subcontractor models their work in-house or by a third party, the masonry model can be used to verify design intent with actual construction means and methods, which adds tremendous value to a project. General contractors also have included contract language requiring the trade partner to install software tools per the coordinated building model. Everyone benefits from clear expectations and better tools in their tool box. BAC's and IMI’s development of better software tools for masonry through the BIM-M project ensures that masonry remains attractive to designers and will be included in projects that provide job opportunities for BAC members.


INTERNATIONAL MASONRY TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES - FALL 2017 The John J. Flynn BAC/IMI International Training Center 17101 Science Drive • Bowie, Maryland 20715

Train-the-Trainer Courses September 19 - 22

OSHA 510

October 30 - November 3

OSHA 500

October 17 - 19

OSHA 502

OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

Continuing Education Courses October 2 - 10

Refractory

October 10 - 13

MSHA New Miner

October 23 - 27

JAHN/Edison Coatings/Conproco/Lithomix

Class size is limited to 16. Allows BAC Members to work on MSHA-governed construction sites.

ABAA Air Barrier Certification

Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) requires $250 for ABAA Certified Installer License Fee (1st year) and $100 annual renewal fee payable to ABAA by the installer to receive and maintain their Installer Certification Card.

September 18 - 20

Welding

September 6 - 20 October 3 - 18 October 24 - November 8

Welding class size limited to 8 students. A $100 equipment fee is required.

Welding Stainless Steel

November 13 - 17

Prerequisite: Certified in D1.1 3G and 4G. A $100 equipment fee is required.

Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate

November 13 - 18

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Must have 5 years of BAC Journey-level craftworker experience. 6 full days including 3 evening classes with travel in on Sunday

September 6 - November 17

Cross-Craft Training Upgrade Training Pre-Job Training

Year 1: August 28 - September 1 Year 2: September 11 - 15 Year 3: September 25 - 29 Year 4: October 16 - 20 Year 5: November 6 - 10

Instructor Certification Program (ICP)

Please contact your local officer or your training coordinator to register early as class sizes for these courses are limited. To enroll your members for training or receive information on additional courses, contact:

Serenia Holland

(301) 291-2105

sholland@imtef.org

Union Masonry Craftworkers Contractors & Consultants

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LEGISLATIVE & POLITICAL

2017 NABTU Legislative Conference Underlines “WE BUILD”

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orth America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) convened its annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 3rd. Over 3,000 national, state and local building trades leaders including many BAC delegates attended the three-day event. The conference theme, “WE BUILD – Opportunity. Partnerships. Pathways.” is a fitting theme for the challenges that building trades unions face in 2017 and beyond. By emphasizing “WE BUILD,” the building trades unions conveyed a strong message of supporting infrastructure investments, rebuilding our infrastructure with skilled craftworkers, and protecting community wage and benefit standards under the federal Davis-Bacon Act. NABTU President Sean McGarvey’s opening remarks echoed the same message. He said, “We will endeavor to hold the President, and all elected officials accountable, not only in terms of living up

to the fundamental economic promises that were made during the campaign and which attracted the support of significant numbers of our members, but to also oppose and reject adverse policies and proposals that run counter to those promises, including and especially attacks on prevailing wage standards at both the federal and state levels.” President Donald J. Trump spoke at the conference, primarily focusing on the urgent need to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure, which is a priority for all building trades unions. However, the President did not mention Project Labor Agreements or prevailing wage laws in his infrastructure plan. These laws benefit working families and create a level playing field for construction workers including BAC members. In addition to President Trump, a wide array of public policy, industry and business leaders spoke at the meeting, including

“It’s more important than ever for us to stand up for our working families and our future. Our country prospers when our unions are strong.” – U.S. REPRESENTATIVE PRAMILA JAYAPAL (D-WA)

U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), left, and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) addressing the BAC Local officers and representatives on April 4th. 12 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Dan Donovan (R-NY) and Peter King (R-NY), U.S. Senator Joseph Donnelly (D-IN), Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R), Colonel David R. Sutherland – U.S. Army, Retired, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, CEO of American Electric Power Nicholas Akins, and President & CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Maria Korsnick. BAC Local and ADC officers and representatives from across the country attending the conference were also joined by U.S. Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) at a working luncheon hosted by BAC. An electrician by trade, U.S. Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ) understands the value of quality union apprenticeship and training programs, and the struggles that many working families experience, as he had to draw from unemployment and disability at times during his career. He thanked BAC brothers and sisters for their support, “I will always remember the dignity of having a job. Being an IBEW member in Congress, we bring a different perspective on labor issues to Congress,” Brother Norcross said. The first Indian-American woman in Congress, U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) came to the United States by herself at the age of 16 to attend college at Georgetown University. “We have not fulfilled the American Dream and our promise to working families. If you work forty hours a week, this is the basic compact, you should be able to put food on the table, a roof over your head, send your kids to apprenticeship programs, colleges or community colleges, and then retire in dignity. And today that promise is broken,” Jayapal said. “It’s more important than ever for us to stand up for our working families and our future. Our country prospers when our unions are strong.”


From left, U.S. Representatives Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA), President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America Terry O’Sullivan, BAC President James Boland, Director of Government Affairs at the AFL-CIO Bill Samuel, and U.S. Representatives Michael Capuano (D-MA), Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Cheri Bustos (D-IL).

Labor Leaders Meet with Blue Collar Caucus

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n March 28th, BAC President James Boland and other labor leaders representing the building trades unions had a productive meeting with the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Representatives Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA), in Washington, D.C. Since its founding in the wake of the 2016 election, the Blue Collar Caucus has been committed to better understanding and effectively addressing the wide variety of issues that are important to working families. This meeting touched on several timely issues that can help lawmakers and labor leaders work together in the fight to secure healthcare, good wages, and job security for all Americans, and reconnect blue collar workers to the Democratic Party. Other leaders of the building trades unions attending the meeting included Terry O’Sullivan, President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and Bob Martinez, President of

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Representatives from United Auto Workers, United Association of Plumbers, Fitters,

Welders and Service Techs, International Union of Operating Engineers, United Steelworkers, and the Building Trades Council were also in attendance.

BAC President James Boland speaking at the meeting.

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LEGISLATIVE & POLITICAL

National Right-to-Work (Free Rider) Act is Wrong For Working Families

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he National Right-to-Work (Free Rider) Act, H.R. 785, was introduced in the Congress by U.S. Representatives Steve King (R-IA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) on February 1st. The bill would allow free riders across the country to get all the benefits of being a union member without paying their fair share of the costs of representation. Under federal labor law, unions have the duty to fairly represent all workers covered by a contract. However, no one can be forced to join a union or to pay fees not directly related to the cost of representing them. Unions engage in collective bargaining to improve wages and benefits, and help set up grievance procedures to address issues that arise in the workplace. Unions also provide training and other

services to its members. The national Right-to-Work Act is harmful legislation and is wrong for working families:

participate in guaranteed (definedbenefit) retirement plans, compared with just 15% of non-union workers. • Poverty rates are higher in states with Right-to-Work laws, (15.3% overall and 21.4% for children), compared with poverty rates of 12.8% overall and 18% for children in states without Right-to-Work laws.

• According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of workplace deaths is 49% higher in Right-toWork states. • On average, workers in states with Right-to-Work laws earn $6,109 (12.1%) a year less than workers in other states ($44,401, compared with $50,511). • Working people in Right-to-Work states have less access to insurance. Approximately 79% of union workers have job-provided health insurance, compared with 49% of non-union workers. And 75% of union workers

Working people and the middle class drive our economy, but too many still struggle. So-called Right-to-Work laws harm working and middle class families. Workers deserve real rights and real freedom and a voice on the job. Right to Work takes away those rights and freedoms. The National Right-to-Work Act would only weaken workers’ freedom to bargain for respect, fair pay and safety on the job. It tilts the balance even more toward big corporations and further rigs the system at the expense of working families.

BAC Members in Public Service ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT COUNCIL 1 OF ILLINOIS

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ean Allen, BAC Local 21 Illinois member and Field Representative, was elected Lisle Township Trustee on April 4th. Lisle Township is one of nine townships in DuPage County, Illinois. Brother Allen joined BAC in 2008, working in the field for eight years before becoming a Field Representative of Local 21 IL. A Lisle resident for four years and member of the DuPage Democrats, he is working to improve the lives of working men and women in DuPage county as well as in the state, and is dedicated to building strong unions and an effective labor movement.

LOCAL 3 MASSACHUSETTS/MAINE/NEW HAMPSHIRE/RHODE ISLAND

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att Marr of BAC Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI was recently appointed as a Commissioner of the Lowell Housing Authority in Lowell, Massachusetts. Brother Marr joined BAC in 2008 and serves as an Executive Officer of Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI and a delegate to the Central Labor Council. He is a life long resident of the City of Lowell, and current resident of the Centerville section of the city. He has 15 years of experience in masonry construction, and has performed work at several high-profile sites across the city. Since 2004, Mr. Marr has also been a member of the Greater Lowell Technical High School Advisory Board Committee. His term with Lowell Housing Authority expires in 2021. 14 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS


COMMUNITY SERVICE

BAC Local 1 PA/DE President Dennis Pagliotti, right, inspecting damage to the Mount Carmel cemetery.

LOCAL 1 PENNSYLVANIA/DELAWARE

BAC Local 1 Pennsylvania/ Delaware Members Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

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bout 175 headstones were knocked over or toppled at the Mount Carmel Jewish cemetery, located at Frankford and Cheltenham Avenues in Wissinoming, Philadelphia in February. The damage was discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri. In response to the vandalism, BAC Local 1 PA/DE members chose to support the community with their craft skills. BAC Local 1 PA/DE President Dennis Pagliotti visited the site to inspect the damage and discuss a work plan. On March 28th, a crew of Local 1 PA/DE members started to volunteer their labor and time to repair and secure the vandalized gravestones. Local 1 PA/DE signatory

contractor D. M. Sabia donated the use of all equipment for the repairing work. It took the volunteers of Local 1 PA/DE five weeks to re-install the gravestones with epoxy and pins. They also secured stones that were leaning and about to fall. “It was heartbreaking to see this damage and think of the families who found their loved ones’ headstones toppled,” BAC Local 1 PA/DE President Dennis Pagliotti said. “This is a great community effort. Working together with other building trades unions and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, we want to show the vandals that hate has no place in this country and can never win.”

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COMMUNITY SERVICE LOCAL 5 NEW JERSEY

BAC Local 5 New Jersey Members Upgrade Memorial for a HERO

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n U.S. Route 40 in Upper Pittsgrove Township of Salem County, New Jersey, members of BAC Local 5 NJ volunteered their time to lay new paving stones around the monument to late Navy Ensign John R. Elliott who was struck and killed by a drunken driver on his way home for his mother’s birthday on July 22, 2000. John had just graduated with merit from the Naval Academy with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and was named the Outstanding HERO (Human Education continued on next page

Volunteers of BAC Local 5 NJ who donated their labor and time to upgrade the memorial. From left, BAC Director of New Jersey Administrative District Council Rich Tolson, Apprentice Coordinator Robert Alesandro, Local 5 NJ Recording Secretary Leon Jones Jr., apprentices Geno Rosidivito Jr., James Evans, Lou Romano, Adam Crawford, and John Yates, Local 5 NJ member Ted Clay and Local 5 Field Representative Mario Cerrito.

LOCAL 5 PENNSYLVANIA & INTERNATIONAL UNION

Joint Effort to Provide Comfort Cases for Kids in Foster Care

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IU Executive Board Secretary Roberta Haut also organized her family members at a Christmas party to donate books, pajamas, teddy bears and toiletries to fill these backpacks. Staff of the IU Collective Bargaining department and Mail department helped packing these donated items before they were picked up by a Comfort Cases representative on December 21st, 2016, just before Christmas. To learn more about Comfort Cases and how you can help, please visit: www. nomoretrashbags.org.

AC Local 5 Pennsylvania and the International Union staff donated backpacks and Christmas gifts to Comfort Cases (a.k.a. No More Trash Bags), a non-profit organization that provides children in the foster care system

with backpacks filled with essential and comfort items. Local 5 PA President Les Kauffman and Office Manager Gail Nornhold were instrumental in coordinating a generous donation of seventeen new backpacks. The

Staff of the IU Collective Bargaining department and Mail department helped load backpacks.

The family of Bobbie Haut donated the items to fill the backpacks.

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Resource Officer) of his class for his service to his fellow midshipmen. As a HERO, John was a peer counselor and advocate for his classmates, helping them with academic and personal problems. Elliott’s tragic death resulted in state legislation, John’s Law, which gives police in New Jersey the authority to seize the vehicles of suspected drunken drivers and hold them for up to 12 hours. In memory of their son John, the Elliott family established the John R. Elliott Foundation and

the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers® in October 2000 to prevent others from dying on roads because of careless drinking. “It’s a wonderful feeling to come out here with organized labor and our apprentices,” said Rich Tolson, BAC Director of New Jersey Administrative District Council. “The skills that they are learning and the noble effort that they are doing for their community and the family is just a great thing to be part of.”

INTERNATIONAL UNION

Team BAC Raises Fund for Diabetes Research Institute

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AC’s Softball Slam was held at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland on May 20th-22nd. This annual event is part of the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)’s Labor of Love annual fundraising campaign to advance

the mission of the Diabetes Research Institute to find a cure for this disease that affects 25.8 million people in the U.S. This year’s campaign was the largest donation year ever, with a total of $450,000 raised towards the Institute’s diabetes research.

The upgraded memorial for late Navy Ensign John R. Elliott.

Members of New Jersey Administrative District Council and their families and friends participated in the event. The Captain of BAC’s softball team, BAC Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, said, “We are proud of our members’ efforts to support the groundbreaking research conducted by the Diabetes Research Institute. While we enjoyed the games with brothers and sisters from the building trades, the BAC team showed tremendous spirit on the field and more importantly, in fighting on behalf of all those who suffer from this debilitating disease.”

The BAC Softball Team. Front row from left, BAC Local 4 NJ members John Exadaktilos, Kenneth Simone, Carl Lombardi, BAC Director of New Jersey Administrative District Council Richard Tolson, Robert Gagg, and Jake Lombardi; back row from left, Greg Alesandro, Eric Doherty, Joseph Simone, Jason Fidalgo, Ronald Green, Michael Tolson, Don Campbell, James Knox, and Nick D’Orazio.

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SAFETY & HEALTH

BAC Member Surveys Show Safety & Health Progress on Member Priorities

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ur work with ICE and IMI through our Masonry r2p Partnership (www.masonryr2ppartnership.org) is having a positive impact on members’ safety and health, according to a membership survey conducted earlier this year. The survey asked a series of questions to track the Partnership’s progress in addressing members’ safety and health priorities identified in 2011, and solicited input on the safety and health concerns of greatest importance to members today. This study includes a comparison of the current survey results with those from the 2014 and 2011 surveys. The study shows steady progress, with more members aware of hazards, being provided with and using safer equipment and work practices than six years ago when the partnership started its work (www.bacweb.org/ journal/2015_02/safety1.php).

Top Priority Dust (Silica, Respiratory problems, Air Quality) 2011

Falling (from a scaffold mostly)

2014 2017 0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

When members in this survey were asked, which hazards are of most concern, responses were consistent with past years. Dust/silica and falling remained on top, however, they have switched places, with 46% of the members surveyed identifying dust as their top priority compared to 23% back in 2011.

Half the time or more

2011 2014

Always

2017 0%

20%

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40%

60%

80%

100%

difference, and so are our efforts to educate members and signatory contractors about the hazard, and ways to reduce or eliminate the risk for breathing in silica dust.

Hand Safety

Another priority area that has seen improvement is hand safety. There has been significant growth in awareness of the need for hand protection and the use of gloves rose from 35% saying they “always” wear gloves in 2011 to 66% in this survey. When asked why they do or do not wear gloves to protect their hands:

• 55% of the members surveyed said they are aware of OSHA’s new silica dust Standard, and the data suggest that contractors are already implementing it. 85% of the members surveyed reported that, in the past year, they were provided with a vacuum or water system to control the dust when performing silica-generating work. What’s particularly important is the increase in the percentage of members who said they are “always” provided with a vacuum or water system, up from only 19% in 2011 to 26% in 2014 to 61% in 2017 – a 35% increase in just three years. • When asked whether additional information about the Standard would helpful, 55% said yes, with most

• The percentage of members who wear gloves because the materials, products or chemicals they are using may harm their skin or hands has more than doubled— from 10% in 2014 to 28% in 2017. • Consistent with past surveys, the major reason members don’t wear gloves more of the time is “they can’t feel their work;” they lose dexterity with their hands when wearing gloves

How Often Do You Wear Gloves? 35%

Always Most of the time

13%

About half the time

6%

Rarely

Silica and Dust

asking for more information on the health risks of silica exposure and how to protect themselves. • To ensure that workers and contractors have ready access to the latest information, ICE and BAC joined with other contractor associations, unions, and manufacturers in supporting the development of a one-stop website on silica. When silica-safe.org was launched in 2012, it had just under 1,000 visits per month on average. Today, that figure has grown to more than 14,000 visits per month.

Use of Silica Controls

6%

Never

2% 0%

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66%

20% 19% 17%

21% 2011

16% 16%

2014 2017

8% 6% 10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

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(39%). Others said they only wear gloves “as needed” depending on the task they are doing (26%), and 19% don’t wear them more often because gloves are uncomfortable. • The ChooseHandSafety.org website, which was developed with input from the Craft Committees, was developed to address this priority, by providing easy access to information on hand tool and glove selection to prevent strain and sprain injuries and skin problems. Preventing Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a major issue for construction workers across the trades. With input from our trainers and hundreds of our members who participated in a CPWR-sponsored national survey on noise, CPWR is developing new training materials to raise awareness of the risk and prevent hearing loss. This effort has contributed to steady growth in awareness of the need for and use of hearing protection. In 2011, 30% of members reported using hearing protection “always.” This climbed to 51% with this survey. • When members were asked why they don’t wear hearing protection, the most common reasons were (1) there is no loud noise where they are working (25%), (2) wearing

How Often Do You Wear Hearing Protection? 30%

Always 19%

Most of the time About half the time Rarely

10%

0%

25%

2011

17%

2014 2017

11%

6% 6%

Never

14%

51%

23%

12%

8%

22%

46%

10%

20%

hearing protection limits their ability to communicate on the job and may pose safety risks (22%), (3) they only wear hearing protection as needed based on the task they are doing (21%) and, (4) ear plugs or muffs are a nuisance to carry around (19%). • Members were also asked about the training received on noise and hearing loss. Nearly two-thirds (62%) reported having received training on preventing hearing loss. Interestingly, fewer members are saying gloves and hearing protection are “uncomfortable to wear” today than in earlier surveys: • Only 19% said gloves are uncomfortable compared to 29% in 2014.

30%

40%

50%

60%

• Only 4% said hearing protection is uncomfortable compared 11% in 2014. Overall, the information and materials developed and shared by the Partnership since it was established in 2011 are increasing awareness and use of safer work practices. BAC, IMI and ICE continue to work together through the Partnership to address priority safety areas going forward. They also support several research projects on construction safety and health, addressing issues related to ergonomics, mast climbers, dust generated during tuckpointing, and RF radiation exposure. Stay tuned on these topics and new information in future issues of the BAC Journal.

OSHA Delays Silica Standard Enforcement

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he Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a statement on April 6th on delaying the enforcement of its new Silica Standard by three months “to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.” Enforcement will start on September 23rd, not June 23rd as originally planned. The delay of the Silica Standard has deadly consequences for workers, including BAC members. It puts millions of construction workers at continued and needless risk. It will also lead to an additional 160 worker deaths in just the three-month period. In his statement on the 90-day delay of OSHA’s Silica Standard, BAC President James Boland said, “On behalf of

75,000 BAC members and all workers, union and non-union, in the masonry industry, we are very concerned by the Trump Administration’s decision to postpone enforcement of the Silica Standard. The Standard has been the law of the land for nearly a year, and the construction industry has been given sufficient time to comply.” “BAC members have campaigned for reduced exposure limits for two decades, and we will continue to do everything possible to protect the health and safety of our workers who should not have to risk their health and lives in order to get a paycheck,” Boland said. “We expect the government will enforce this Standard to better protect the lives and the health of the hardworking individuals and families who build our economy, and, indeed, who build this country.”

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INTERNATIONAL FUNDS INTERNATIONAL PENSION FUND

Take Time to Review Your Last (Paper) IPF Annual Statement

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he International Pension Fund (IPF) has mailed the 2016 IPF Annual Statements to all active U.S. and Canadian participants. The BAC SAVE Retirement Savings Plan 2016 Annual Statements will be mailed to members in Local Unions that participate in BAC SAVE later this summer. These documents provide critical information regarding hours reported and updates on Service Credit and beneficiary information. They also represent the last paper version of these statements for those who have opted to receive electronic service via the BAC Member Portal. As of June 2017, over 2,400 BAC Members have opted for electronic communications through registration with “ecomm” service to receive annual statements and other publications through the Portal. The Fund office has compiled the following information to keep in mind and procedures to follow while reviewing your statements.

IPF processes hundreds of thousands of transactions each year. In 2016 alone, the Fund office processed more than 590,000 report transactions from more than 10,000 contributing employers. This mailing is comprised of over 47,500 Annual Statements with more than 2,400 Statements being sent electronically to members via the Portal. If you find a discrepancy in your hours or a possible delinquency, please notify the Fund office by contacting IPFAnnualStatements@ ipfweb.org, and provide the office with Local or employer records or check stub copies that document the missing hours, along with a copy of your statement. Hours reported or adjusted in 2016 will appear on the statement in detail, showing the work month and name of employer. If detailed hours for a year earlier than 2016 appear on the statement, the hours were either reported late or originally under an incorrect Social Security/Insurance number.

• Social Security/Insurance Number For your security, the first five digits of your Social Security/Social Insurance number have been suppressed.

• Past Service Credit (IPF Statements) Past service credit estimates shown on the annual statement take into account many factors, including the member’s initiation date, the member’s date of participation, the Local’s date of participation, the participant’s home Local (the Local in which the majority of a participant’s employment in the International Pension Fund has occurred), and any apparent breaks in future service, which can cancel service credit. A participant may request to have their past service estimate verified as

• Future Service Credit Hours (IPF Statements) The Annual Statement shows members detailed 2016 hours in addition to all hours reported to IPF on their behalf by year. This can include hours worked outside a member’s home Local, including those worked prior to the date their home Local began participating in IPF. Participants may request a more detailed report of total hours reported to IPF on their behalf by month and may provide information on any missing hours or periods of disability which are not reflected in the Fund’s records. Periods of disability are not credited as past or future service, but may qualify a participant for a disability exemption for an apparent break in service. 20 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS

part of a pension status report. This request must be made in writing. A final determination of a participant’s eligibility for past service can only be made at application for retirement. • Beneficiary Information Your statements only show IPF and BAC SAVE beneficiary designations received by the Fund office. Designations made for the International Union or a Local plan will not appear. Any beneficiary changes related to IPF must be made on an IPF enrollment card or IPF change of beneficiary card. Any beneficiary changes related to BAC SAVE must be made on a BAC SAVE card. Participants whose statements do not show a beneficiary will receive a separate mailing from IPF or BAC SAVE requesting that designation. If a member’s ex-spouse appears as a beneficiary on an annual statement, a new designation must be made as a divorce decree does not automatically revoke the ex-spouse beneficiary designation. BAC Membership information is ready when you need it, and now where you need it with BACMobile— Your New Member Portal App for Smartphones and Tablets. Visit member.bacweb.org and begin receiving IPF and RSP statements and much more electronically on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. For questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to IPFAnnualStatements@ipfweb.org. To notify the Fund in writing of any discrepancies, please write to: David F. Stupar Executive Director International Pension Fund IPFAnnualStatements@ipfweb.org Fax: 202-347-7339

Don’t Wait Too Long to Apply for IPF Disability Benefits Participants applying for IPF disability benefits should be aware that Disability Benefits are only retroactive for 12 months prior to the date that the Disability Pension application is received by the Fund office. Participants experiencing delays in receiving Social Security or Canada Pension benefits should apply to the Fund office while waiting for their disability awards to comply with this 12-month rule. Participants over age 55 may receive an IPF Early Pension benefit while awaiting disability approval.


INTERNATIONAL HEALTH FUND

Members Save Big on Prescription Drugs Through BAC SavRx

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he high cost of prescription drugs has been a focal point in healthcare discussions on Capitol Hill. In the United States, pharmacy now accounts for approximately 22% of all medical spending. This means that the cost of your medical premiums is grossly affected by the plans drug benefits. Rising prescription drug costs hurt everyone. From patients who cannot access breakthroughs and consumers who pay higher and higher premiums to taxpayers who fund public programs like Medicaid and Medicare, the consequences are profound. Why are the prices of drugs rising so quickly? There are several factors that influence pricing. One of the main reasons for high drug prices has to do with patents on medicine. Drug manufacturers in the U.S. can hold a patent on a drug for 20 years, and during that time it is legal to raise the price whenever they want. For example, an analysis of prescriptions filled by privately insured people under age 65 found that patients’ out-of-pocket spending for EpiPens climbed 535% from 2007 to 2014, and the number of annual EpiPen prescriptions almost tripled. But the number of prescriptions filled by each patient barely changed. This suggests patients’ costs rose due to price increases, not because people started using more EpiPens, said lead study author Dr. Kao-Ping Chua, a public health researcher at the University of Chicago. Another reason is direct advertising. Commercials for prescription drugs bombard the senses, pressing us to “ask your doctor” about the latest pill. Meanwhile, patients often have little say in what they are being prescribed. Rather, doctors, who make the decision for us, are the beneficiary of direct marketing from the drug manufacturers. In fact, marketing to healthcare providers is a huge part of any pharmaceutical company’s budget, because doctors often prescribe the medicine they are most familiar with. According to AARP, drug companies spend $24 billion a year on marketing efforts for doctors and other healthcare workers, in hopes that they will prescribe that company’s drug more often. Group health plans purchase prescription drug coverage largely through Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs). PBMs have been in the news lately as drug manufacturers are attempting to shift the blame for high cost drugs to these “middle men”. Pharmacy benefits managers, like SavRx, Express Scripts, CVS Caremark, and UnitedHealth’s OptumRx, negotiate rebates on behalf of clients, including insurers and employers. They wield power in the form of formularies – plans that rank drugs in tiers

that determine how much patients end up paying out of pocket. Drug companies argue that PBMs have incentives to drive list prices higher, because part of how they make money is based on the size of the rebates they negotiate. During an appearance on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” Stephen Ubl, the CEO of PhRMA, said that PBMs “are negotiating a harder and harder bargain.” He went on to say “rebates and discounts have nearly doubled over the last few years alone, and those rebates are not making their way to patients at the point of sale, and we have to ensure, particularly with more Americans in high-deductible plans that are finding themselves having to purchase insulin for chronic disease, for example, that they’re able to access the same discounts that insurers and PBMs are negotiating for everyone else.” However, the study commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association says that 90% of the value of the rebates are passed along to companies that sponsor health plans and to consumers. A high quality PBM can make a real difference in your benefits. Good plan governance looks at the PBM contract to ensure that they are getting the best deal for their members. There are 61 BAC Locals whose health funds participate in the BAC SavRx, a prescription coalition with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which results in significant savings by being part of a larger group. In 2017, SavRx performed their yearly market check and improved rates by increasing discounts and removing dispensing fees. This resulted in almost $400,000 annual savings for the BAC International Health Fund (IHF) as well as significant savings to other participating funds. It also allows the IHF to keep members’ drug copayments as low as $5 for generic drugs and keep brand drugs affordable. In addition, by administering the clinical programs such as prior authorization and step therapy, SavRX pharmacists make sure that BAC members are being prescribed the right drug as safety and efficacy rules are followed. As a BAC member, what can you do? Understand your prescription drug benefits plan design. Bring your formulary to your doctor’s office so they know where the drug you are being prescribed falls. Ask for generics when available. Take your medications as prescribed. Order your prescriptions through a mail order; often you can get a three-month supply of drugs for the price of two. Finally, attempt to access manufacturers’ coupons and rebates. Very often drug manufactures have financial assistance and other programs to assist you with obtaining your medication. Ask your PBM or pharmacist.

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CANADA

Standing Together Proud and Strong

BAC Joins CBTU to Unveil the Building Trades Monument and Welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as New Honorary Member

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eaders and members of BAC joined the honorable Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the Canadian Building Trades Unions (CBTU) at the unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument at Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa on May 16th. A special gift from the CBTU to the people of Canada, this national monument in Canada’s capital becomes a symbol to celebrate the contributions made by building trades workers and commemorate the losses they have endured in carrying out their work. At the event, BAC President James Boland presented Prime Minister Trudeau a ceremonial BAC trowel representing a BAC honorary membership in recognition of his continued commitment to restoration of the historic buildings on and around Parliament Hill in Ottawa. President Boland said, “Members of BAC Local 7 Canada have been an integral part of the restoration of the West Block. We were honored that Prime Minister Trudeau could find time from his busy schedule to lay the last architectural cut stone on the exterior of the West Block. We look forward to continuing the restoration of the Centre Block and the East Block in partnership with Public Works and Government Services Canada.” More than 400 leaders from the construction industry, labor organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the United States attended the unveiling of the monument. The monument was fabricated in Ontario with Cambrian black granite, quarried in Quebec. It features a pair of oversized plumb bobs and 17 iconic ‘tools of the trades’ etched into the granite. Each tool was chosen by one of the 17 different trade unions that sponsored the monument.

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BAC President James Boland presenting a customized BAC trowel and a BAC honorary membership to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Le Président du BAC James Boland offrant une truelle personnalisée du BAC et un honorariat du BAC au Premier ministre canadien Justin Trudeau.

On February 1st, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, helping to lay the last stone at the West Block of Parliament Hill with BAC Local 7 Canada member Ken Burchill, right, an employee of BAC signatory contractor RJW-Gem Campbell Stonemasons Inc. (Ottawa, ON). Le 1er février, le Premier ministre canadien, Justin Trudeau, à gauche, contribue à poser la dernière pierre de l'édifice de l'Ouest sur la Colline du Parlement avec le membre de la section locale 7 Ken Burchill, à droite, employé de l’entrepreneur signataire de BAC Canada RJW-Gem Campbell Stonemasons Inc. (Ottawa, ON).


Debout ensemble, fiers et forts

BAC se joint aux SMCC pour l'inauguration du Monument des Métiers de la Construction et accueille le Premier ministre canadien Justin Trudeau comme nouveau membre honoraire

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es dirigeants et des membres du BAC se sont joints à l'honorable Premier ministre canadien Justin Trudeau et à des membres des Syndicats des Métiers de la Construction du Canada (SMCC) pour l’inauguration du monument des Métiers de la Construction du Canada au parc Major's Hill, à Ottawa, le 16 mai. Cadeau spécial des SMCC aux Canadiens et aux Canadiennes, ce monument national au sein de la capitale du Canada devient un symbole à travers lequel sont célébrées les contributions faites par les artisans des métiers du bâtiment, et à travers lequel nous commémorons les pertes qu'ils ont endurées dans l’accomplissement de leur travail.

Lors de l'événement, le Président du BAC James Boland a offert au Premier ministre Trudeau une truelle du BAC personnalisée et un honorariat du BAC en reconnaissance de son engagement continu en faveur de la restauration des bâtiments historiques sur et autour de la Colline du Parlement à Ottawa. Le Président Boland a déclaré que « les membres de la section locale 7 du BAC au Canada ont été partie intégrante de la restauration de l'édifice de l'Ouest. Nous avons été honorés que le Premier ministre Trudeau ait trouvé le temps dans son programme chargé pour poser la dernière pierre de l'extérieur de l'édifice de l'Ouest. Nous nous réjouissons de poursuivre la restauration de l'édifice du

Centre et de l'édifice de l’Est en partenariat avec Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada. » Plus de 400 dirigeants issus de l'industrie de la construction, des organisations syndicales et des acheteurs de services de construction à travers le Canada et les États-Unis ont assisté à l'inauguration du monument. Le monument a été élaboré en Ontario avec du granit noir Cambrien, extrait des carrières du Québec. Y figurent deux grands plombs de sonde et 17 « outils des métiers » emblématiques, gravés dans le granit. Chaque outil a été choisi par l’un des 17 différents syndicats de métiers qui ont parrainé le monument. BAC leaders at the Canadian Building Trades Monument. From left, BAC Organizing Director Steve Nelms, BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll, BAC Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, BAC Canadian Regional Director Craig Strudwick, BAC President James Boland, former BAC Canadian Regional Director Fred Vautour, Local 1 Newfoundland President Garry Russell, Local 8 NB Field Representative/Vice Chairman Denny Vautour, and Local 1 Newfoundland Business Manager John Leonard. Les dirigeants du BAC au Monument des Métiers de la Construction du Canada. De gauche à droite, le Directeur de l'organisation du BAC Steve Nelms, le Secrétaire-trésorier du BAC Tim Driscoll, le Viceprésident exécutif du BAC Gérard Scarano, le Directeur régional canadien du BAC Craig Strudwick, le Président du BAC James Boland, l’ancien Directeur régional du BAC Fred Vautour, le Président de la section locale 1 Terre-Neuve Garry Russell, le Représentant sur le terrain de la section locale 8 NB Denny Vautour, et le Gestionnaire fonctionnel de la section locale 1 Terre-Neuve John Leonard.

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LOCAL COMPASS

Local 2 New York/Vermont

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Standing from left, BAC Local 2 NY/VT Secretary-Treasurer Pat Tirino, Local 2 NY/VT President Bob Mantello, Brother John West’s son Paul West, BAC Local 2 NY/VT Vice Chairman Kevin Potter, and Field Representative and Apprentice Instructor Matt Zink; sitting from left, Paul West’s wife Liz West, Brother John West and daughter Janet West Clerkin.

n May 9th, BAC Local 2 New York/Vermont 75-year member John B. West received his service award from the Local officers at Lake Forest Senior Living Community in Plattsburgh where he lives. Brother West’s family members – daughter Janet Clerkin, son Paul, and Paul’s wife Liz – also attended the award ceremony. Brother West graduated from State University of New York at Delhi in 1942 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees (Construction Battalion) and joined then BAC Local 92 NY. After World War II, he returned to Plattsburgh and worked for many decades on buildings, schools and churches across the North Country. Brother West served as the Local’s President for seven years. A sampling of his many jobs include the Base Exchange and Recreation Building at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Skyway Shopping Center, Champlain Hotel conversion to Jesuit novitiate, and dorm and faculty residences at the Miner Institute in Chazy.

Local 3 Massachusetts/Maine/ New Hampshire/Rhode Island

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AC Local 3 MA/ME/NH/ RI member Edward Dolan received an award commemorating his 75 years of union service from Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI President Chuck Raso. Brother Dolan’s father was also a 50-year member of BAC. A World War II veteran, brother Dolan joined BAC as a bricklayer in 1942 and started working for BAC signatory contractor Grande Brothers. He performed work on many projects including Charlton Memorial Hospital, Saint Anne’s Hospital and Catholic Memorial Home. His favorite project, also his last project as a bricklayer, was the renovation of Sunset Hill in Fall River in 1985. “Brother Dolan is a hard-working bricklayer and dedicated member,” BAC President Chuck Raso said. “He sets a great example for all BAC members.”

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From left, Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI Executive Vice President Chuck Raso Jr., New Bedford Chapter Chairman and Field Representative Christopher Medeiros, Brother Dolan, Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI President Chuck Raso, and Vice President and Organizer Jim Pimental.


Local 1 Nova Scotia

Local 8 Southeast

BAC Local 1 Nova Scotia President James Moore presented 50-year members with Gold Cards to recognize their dedicated service in May. From left, 50-year members Ronnie McGrath, Patrick DeYoung, Local 1 NS President James Moore, and 50-year member Archie Macdonald. Fifty-year member John F. Fancini, left, receives his Gold Card from BAC Local 8 Southeast President Jay Smith.

Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky From left, 50-year member Hugh Hanley, Local 1 NS president James Moore, and 50-year member Bernie Hanley.

Fifty-year member Patrick Devereaux of Local 1 NS Cape Breton Chapter, right, received his Gold Card from Cape Breton Chapter Vice Chair Raymond Deleski on March 1st.

BAC Local 4 IN/KY member Juan Gonzalez, left, receives his 25-year service award from Local 4 IN/KY SecretaryTreasurer Steve Knowles.

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LOCAL COMPASS

Local 8 New Brunswick From left, 40-year members Ronald Leblanc, Paul Cormier, Rejean Gray, Ralph Doiron, 50-year member Paolo Marcantonio, 25-year member and Field Representative/Vice Chairman Denny Vautour, and 50-year member Ferdinand McIntyre.

From left, Local 8 NB Field Representative/Vice Chairman Denny Vautour, 40-year members George Hawboldt and Yvon Albert, and 50-year member Lino Pascon.

From left, Local 8 NB Field Representative/Vice Chairman Denny Vautour, President and Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Reinders, 50-year member Alcide Gaudet, Vice Chairman Barry Calhoun.

From left, 50-year member Avila Basque, 40-year member Herve Comeau, 25-year members Richard Basque and Jean Marie Leblanc, Local 8 NB President and Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Reinders, and 50-year members Sanford McLaughlin and Paul Savoie. 26 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS

Fifty-year member Earl MacDonald, right, receives his Gold Card from Local 8 NB Vice Chairman Rejean Goguen.


From left, 25-year member Jean Marie Leblanc, 40-year member Herve Comeau, 25-year member Alexis McLaughlin, 40-year member Terry Gautreau, 25-year member Richard Basque, Local 8 NB President and Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Reinders, 50-year member Sanford McLaughlin, 40-year member and Vice Chairman Rejean Goguen, 40-year member and retired Canadian Regional Director Fred Vautour, and 50-year members Paul Savoie and Avila Basque. tL  ocal 8 NB 50-year member Clarence Daigle receives his Gold Card. uF  rom left, 40-year members Terry Gautreau, Maurice Gautreau, 25-year member Bernardino Didomenicantoni, Local 8 NB President and Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Reinders, 25-year member Giovanni Profeta, and 40-year member Gordon Day.

Local 8 Illinois

From left, Local 8 Illinois Secretary-Treasurer Pete Spence, retiring Chairman of Effingham Chapter Rex Borries, 25-year member Keith Lamb, 50-year members Don Kapper and Carl Wellbaum.

From left, Local 8 Illinois President David Toenjes, 50-year members Jay C. Hutson Jr., Donald Bertinotti, and Ted Elizondo, Field Representative John Moore Jr., 50-year member William Grable, and 40-year member and retiring Chairman of Belleville Chapter Harry Heitland.

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RETIREES

Eastern Missouri Administrative District Council On April 1st, leaders of BAC Eastern Missouri Administrative District Council (Eastern MO ADC) gathered together at the ADC’s union hall to celebrate recent retirement of four officers: BAC North Central Regional Director Steve Bailey, Director of Eastern MO ADC Don Brown, Secretary-Treasurer of Eastern MO ADC John Finder, and Local 1 MO Pension and Welfare Plan Director Gary Juenger. From left, retired Local 1 MO Pension and Welfare Plan Director Gary Juenger, Local 18 MO President Mike Weber, former Local 1 MO Business Manager Jim Kavanaugh, Director of Eastern MO ADC Brian Jennewein, former Secretary-Treasurer of Eastern MO ADC Joe Schonlau, Secretary-Treasurer of Eastern MO ADC John Hopkin, retired Secretary-Treasurer of Eastern MO ADC John Finder, former Field Representative of Local 1 MO Rich Hedley, former Local 1 MO Field Representative and Vice President Bob Guinn, Local 1 MO President Mike Fox, retired BAC President and former Local 1 MO Business Manager John Flynn, retired Director of Eastern MO ADC Don Brown, Local 1 MO Vice President and Field Representative Johnny Walker, Local 1 MO Recording Secretary and Field Representative Mark Savage, BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll, retired North Central Regional Director and former Local 1 MO President Steve Bailey, former Local 1 MO Field Representative Alan Martini, and retired IU Executive Vice President Ken Lambert.

From left, Local 1 MO President Mike Fox, BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll, retired BAC North Central Regional Director Steve Bailey, retired Secretary-Treasurer of Eastern MO ADC John Finder, retired Director of Eastern MO ADC Don Brown, and Director of Eastern MO ADC Brian Jennewein.

From left, BAC Director of Eastern MO ADC Brian Jennewein, former Local 1 MO Business Manager Jim Kavanaugh, retired BAC President John Flynn, and retired Director of Eastern MO ADC Don Brown.

Local 5 New Jersey BAC Local 5 New Jersey Vice President and Field Representative Joe Pillo retired last August. Brother Pillo was initiated into Local 64 in Philadelphia, PA in 1973 and served as Field Representative and Vice President of Local 5 NJ since 2009. He also served as General Vice President of Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO Central Labor Council. In addition, he is a member of the Camden County Planning Board, Union Organization for Social Services, Municipal Utilities Authority of Gloucester Township, and Camden County Democrat Committee. 28 | B R I C K L AY E R S AND AL L I E D CRAF TWO RKE RS

From left, BAC Director of New Jersey Administrative District Council Rich Tolson, U.S. Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ), brother Joe Pillo, BAC President James Boland and Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano.


IN MEMORIAM

In Remembrance

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ohn Capo, a BAC Gold Card member and father of BAC New Jersey ADC Secretary-Treasurer John F. Capo, passed away in Wayne, New Jersey on June 4th. He was 79. Born in West Paterson, New Jersey, Brother Capo had lived in Totowa for the past 56 years. He entered the trade in 1955, started as a bricklayer and cement finisher apprentice from 1955 to 1958, then worked as a journeyperson until 1988. He served the Union in many capacities, including that of Secretary-Treasurer of BAC

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John Capo Local 4 NJ for over 10 years before retiring in 2001. Brother Capo was a parishioner of St. James R.C. Church, Totowa, NJ. He was a history buff, an avid boxing fan and a huge fan of the Godfather trilogy. He was also a N.Y. Giants and Yankee fan. He cherished his time spent with his family. Brother Capo is survived by his wife of 56 years Catherine O’Connell, daughters Karen Mc Collick and her husband Steve, Sandi Sigler and her husband Craig, and son John F. Capo, grandchildren Josh Sigler and his fiancÊe Theresa, Julianna Mc Collick, Matthew Sigler, Michael Sigler,

Alexandra Capo, Samantha Capo, and Connor Mc Collick, brothers Frank Capo and Anthony Capo, and several nieces and nephews.

A picture of brother John Capo at work, taken in 1987.

William Tomko

illiam Tomko, 74-year member of Local 4 New Jersey, passed away on March 21st at his residence in Mountainside, NJ, surrounded by his family. He was 93. Born in Whippany, NJ, Brother Tomko attended Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT), and sessions at the University of Notre Dame. He enlisted in the United States Navy in February 1943 and served through January 1946 aboard the U.S.S. Barnett, a naval amphibious transport ship. After World War II, he joined the Union and worked as a bricklayer and superintendent at the Wm. Blanchard Co. in Springfield, NJ. He was Financial Secretary and Business Manager of the former Local 13 NJ and a Field Representative of Local 4 NJ. Brother Tomko devotedly served the Union for 74 years. On November 11, 2011, brother Tomko received the French Legion of Honor Medal from French President Nicolas Sarkozy during an official ceremony at the Lycee Francais in New York City for his role in two Allied invasions

to reclaim France from the Nazis. He also received the 50th Anniversary Battle of Normandy Medal, New Jersey Distinguished Medal, European Medal, World War II D-Day Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, four battle stars, as well as many other commendations. Brother Tomko was also instrumental in getting the Veterans Memorial erected in Mountainside. He was a lifetime charter member of V.F.W. Post 10136 of Mountainside and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 155 in Whippany, NJ and the Military Order of the Purple Heart of Union County, Chapter 28, of Cranford, NJ. He was also an avid golfer and a member since 1962 of the Metuchen Country Club. Brother Tomko was predeceased by his son, Gary Tomko, and 11 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Maria (Konoba) Tomko; his daughter, Karen Heilmann and her husband, Herb; his sons, Jeff and his wife Lori, and Michael and his wife Mary; four grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren, and his sister Olga Weizel.

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IN MEMORIAM

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Anthony J. Gugliuzza

nthony J. Gugliuzza, a 68-year member of BAC Local 2 New York/Vermont, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on May 17th. He was 95. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Thomas and Maria (Barreca) Gugliuzza. A graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, he entered Siena College in 1940 and enlisted in the U.S. Army with many of his classmates in 1942, honorably serving in the European Theater during World War II. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Siena College in 1947 and joined BAC in 1948. Brother Gugliuzza served as Apprentice Instructor and Business Manager before he retired in 1988. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Senior’s Muni Golf League.

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Brother Gugliuzza is survived by his beloved wife, Viola (Bonk) Gugliuzza, whom he married on October 29, 1949. He also leaves behind his children, Marie Krauser (Thomas) of Scotia, Margaret Houtz (Scott Retersdorf ) of Johnstown, Gary Gugliuzza (Laurel) of Johnstown and Catherine Gugliuzza of Princetown; grandchildren, Amy Krauser (Dan Walters), David Krauser (Sarah White), Joseph Houtz (Kaye), Daniel Houtz (Kate), Christopher Houtz (Jade), Andrew Gugliuzza, Melissa Fitzpatrick (Eugene), Breanna Cuttle (Vincent), Anna Gugliuzza and Sarah Gugliuzza; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Krauser, Parker, William and Elizabeth Houtz, Amelia, Ciaran and Maura Fitzpatrick, and Leighanna Cuttle; sister, Gertrude DeCerbo; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert “Bob” Borio

obert “Bob” Borio, a 43-year member of BAC Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was 62. Brother Borio was born in Crete, Illinois on February 4, 1954. His father, Peter Borio, was also a member and officer of then BAC Local 6 Indiana. Inspired by his father, Bob joined the Union in February 1973. A bricklayer by trade, his brick linings can be found in coke ovens, on blast furnaces and stoves in steel mills all over the country. Brother Borio in February 2013 when he To commemorate brother Borio’s received his 40-year service award. dedicated service to the Local and the refractory community, the superintendent of SSSI and BAC Local 21 IL member Francis (Fritz) Larkin had an idea of inscribing brother Borio’s initials on the brick wall while working at the USX Gary Works No. 14 Blast Furnace. BAC Local 4 IN/KY members Chris Doolin, Matthew Frederick, Rich Smith and Tim White collaborated to make it happen. Brother Borio was predeceased by his loving parents, Pete (1975) and Mary Borio (1993). He is survived by daughter Valerie Rose Borio; sisters Mary Lou and her husband William Kovacich, Connie and her husband Robert Rodenburg, Ruth Ann and her husband Gerald Borio Besser; four nephews Peter and his wife Colleen Rodenburg, Benjamin and his wife Jill Rodenburg, Daniel Rodenburg, and Jeffery and his wife Mary Kovacich; one great nephew, Jackson Rodenburg, son of Peter and Colleen.

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BAC Local 4 IN/KY members inscribed brother Borio’s initials on the brick wall to commemorate his dedicated service. Top row from left, Tim White and Rich Smith; bottom row from left, apprentice Matthew Frederick and Chris Doolin.


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BRANCH OF TRADE

YEARS OF AGE

Kelly, Thomas M. - 21, IL Kosnopfal, Larry D. - 01, MN/ND Kramer, Robert R. - 01, NY Labadini, Francis J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Lalk, Arthur F. - 08, WI Lance, Dwayne R. - 03, AZ/NM LaRocca, James - 02, MI Lazar, Joseph J. - 09, PA Lechner, Richard G. - 03, NY Leckron, Robert H. - 04, IN/KY Leonard, Donald R. - 01, MN/ND Leseman, Roger L. - 02, WA/ID/MT Logan, Gerald G. - 02, MI Long, Gilbert E. - 05, PA Long, Johnny R. - 08, SE Lowery, Thomas M. - 21, IL Lyons, Robert J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Maemori, George A. - 01, HI Marquardt, Leonard C. - 08, WI Martin, Norman - 01, UT Mathison, Loren L. - 13, WI Mattingly, Sr., Vincent O. - 04, IN/KY McAley, Thomas D. - 03, CA McCrone, Jr., Donald D. - 05, PA Meloy, Gary L. - 15, WV Messina, Sam J. - 05, OK/AR/TX Michaels, Louis A. - 08, OH Monaco, Aldo - 03, NY Montano, Fernando A. - 13, NV Murphy, Michael L. - 01, PA/DE Myers, Merlin L. - 05, PA Nicholson, Peter W. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Noe, Maston E. - 04, CA Ogden, James R. - 15, MO/KS/NE Oja, Allen D. - 04, CA Paquette, Raymond - 04, QC Pendergast, Jr., Joseph L. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Pezzutti, Angelo G. - 07, CN Pike, Brian K. - 04, IN/KY Pluchino, Emanuele - 01, NY Protzek, Alfons - 01, MB Richardson, Edgar J. - 06, OH Riley, Roland V. - 01, MN/ND Risley, Harvey L. - 06, IL Rose, Daniel J. - 01, CT Roy, William A. - 08, IL Salzano, Raffeal - 05, NJ/DE/PA Schmid, Walter W. - 02, MI Schneider, John P. - 08, OH Schoene, Hermann - 04, NJ Schramm, Norman W. - 74, IL Schubert, Alfons A. - 04, IN/KY Schuldt, Henry M. - 05, OK/AR/TX Schwartz, John J. - 05, PA Schwarzkopf, Henry L. - 09, PA Sgroi, Joseph A. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Smith, Jack L. - 04, IN/KY Smith, Robert H. - 02, NY/VT Spahr, Charles H. - 07, OH Spidle, Dennis C. - 05, PA Stefanick, Mitchell P. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Stewart, Otto B. - 18, OH/KY Stump, Dale R. - 04, IN/KY Theisen, Paul E. - 44, OH Tripoli, John J. - 03, NY Uchida, Henry M. - 01, HI VanSteenburg, Benjamin - 02, NY/VT Vavro, Dale D. - 05, OH Victor, Raymond J. - 05, OH Vigoda, Philip - 07, NY/NJ Vincent, Raymond - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Wallace, Don E. - 01, OR Weisen, Duane C. - 01, MN/ND Williams, Sr., James W. - 04, IN/KY Winters, Robert E. - 04, IN/KY Woods, Gerald A. - 06, IL Yoshimura, Takashi - 01, HI Young, Marlin - 02, WA/ID/MT

B 87 B 45 B 85 TL 94 B, M, RE 85 B 65 FN 89 FN 92 B, M 81 B 89 MM, M 83 B, RE 65 B 89 B, M 81 B 87 B 80 B 84 M 85 B, M 89 B, RE 54 B 79 MM, TL, TW 88 B 84 B, M 87 B, CM, GU, W 69 TL, B. MM 81 B 52 B 91 FN 26 B 86 B 97 B, CM 96 B 89 B 80 B 82 B 82 B 91 TL 89 B, M, RE 55 B 89 B 88 B 84 B 91 CM, B 77 CM, B 82 B 92 B 95 B 87 B 90 B 79 PC 89 B 89 MM, TL, M 84 TL, CM, MM, PC 60 TL, MM 88 B, CM, P 95 B, M 78 M, W, B, CM 72 B 81 FN 62 CM 56 B 89 B 91 B 74 B, CM, P 95 B, M 87 PC 66 B, M, MM, W 58 B 75 TL 93 B 82 PC 67 TL, MM 68 MM, M 80 B, CH, M, MM, PC, W 60 B, CM 78 CB, M 90 B 91

MEMBERSHIP 58 1 67 54 60 47 28 27 63 65 50 26 66 63 69 59 62 47 66 1 55 60 66 66 40 22 28 55 1 68 61 65 53 46 64 64 73 62 26 68 52 60 63 50 59 65 58 68 69 51 40 59 43 19 56 68 56 45 61 28 17 55 47 52 59 54 47 37 52 37 58 36 38 45 43 58 54 67 IS S UE 2 , 2 0 1 7 | 31


IN MEMORIAM

February Death Benefit Claims for February 2017 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH OF TRADE

Adams, Richard D. - 06, IL Andersen, George - 07, CO/WY Antonellis, Domenico - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Anzelone, Guy - 09, PA Avery, Clifford D. - 01, NL

$174,450.00 $4,000.00 $170,450.00 101 80.94 52.32 YEARS OF AGE

MEMBERSHIP

PC B CM, B B B

76 89 79 89 58

43 68 50 65 40

Baltzer, John E. - 09, PA Bilskie, James L. - 04, IN/KY Blissett, Charles A. - 04, IN/KY Bosta, Richard V. - 21, IL Bottcher, James H. - 04,IN/KY Boyle, Thomas - 21, IL Brooks, Wilbur G. - 04, IN/KY Brosio, Raymond J. - 20, IL Bruer, Richard A. - 04, CA Bryant, James P. - 03, NY Burger, Wilhelm - 21, IL Burt, John G. - 01, MN/ND

B, M CH B B B B B B, M TL PC, B B B

88 79 83 86 84 96 77 83 89 83 82 50

69 32 60 61 61 65 51 65 61 53 59 25

Campbell, John - 01, MD/VA/DC Campbell, Merlin - 22, OH Christenson, Louis J. - 01, MN/ND

B, M B B

87 93 89

57 65 70

DeVita, Carmine - 01, CT DiCenso, Michael - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Dimon, Sheridan D. - 01, MD/VA/DC Dinger, Paul K. - 05, PA Dishon, David M. - 04, IN/KY Dithmart, Robert P. - 06, IL Donatelle, Richard J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Duffy, Jr., Arthur F. - 01, MO

CM, M, B PC, B, CH,CM B B, M B B, CM, P B, CM, M B

90 75 77 91 58 84 93 84

65 34 37 64 13 66 68 61

Eckerson, Michael L. - 02, WA/ID/MT

B, M

62

38

Fenzl, William A. - 02, WI Fleshman, Jr., Cleveland - 01, MD/VA/DC

B, M FN

85 64

60 28

Galassi, Jr., Patsy - 09, PA Gatson, Matthew - 04, CA George, Clark - 05, PA Gillice, Sr., Francis P. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Gosselin, Roger - 04, QC Grill, Hermann E. - 01, NY

B B B, P B, M, MM, TL B B

90 89 88 91 85 87

63 54 67 70 64 69

Hansen, James A. - 21, IL Hardeman, Johnnie T. - 04, CA Hardy, James M. - 01, MD/VA/DC Harrington, Patrick J. - 01, NY Hearn, Lee A. - 01, MN/ND Helgeson, James R. - 19, WI Hicks, James D. - 02, WA/ID/MT

B B B B B B B

77 88 94 86 68 73 73

47 64 60 62 38 51 51

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Horaites, Christ M. - 21, IL Huggins, Sr., Herman - 01, NY

B B

YEARS OF AGE

MEMBERSHIP

88 79

55 57

Ihlenfeld, Timothy - 19, WI

B, CM

72

44

Jansen, John A. - 09, WI

P

77

52

Kingdom, Donald J. - 21, IL Kolaski, Peter - 02, ON

PC B, M

89 92

65 60

Lambert, Kenneth L. - 21, IL Landa, Frank - 02, MI Lantzy, Arthur J. - 02, MI Largent, Sr., James E. - 01, MD/VA/DC Lawson, Lynn M. - 05, OK/AR/TX Livulpi, James F. - 05, NY

B, M TL B B FN B, P

75 89 92 88 89 89

47 60 60 65 30 63

Majocha, Lewis A. - 01, CT Mangano, John A. - 01, NY Mann, Jr., Edward J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Maple, Jr., Raymond J. - 56, IL McCranie, Cecil M. - 01, OR Meyer, Werner F. H. - 02, BC Miller, Lee A. - 01, MN/ND Mion, John B. - 07, NY/NJ Moore, Edward R. - 05, OK/AR/TX

B B TL, TW, CM, MM B TL B B TL B, M, MM, TL

81 85 83 83 96 85 81 90 77

20 68 32 61 68 56 64 59 57

Neece, James M. - 05, OK/AR/TX Nelson, Sr., Chester B. - 18, OH/KY Ness, Carl L. - 04, SD Nolden, Arnold L. - 01, MN/ND Noll, Lewis W. - 05, PA

B TL, CH B B B

75 93 63 80 80

58 63 41 52 53

Otten, Sr., William C. - 74, IL

B

89

69

Paolone, Pasquale - 02, ON Parrish, Utah C. - 05, OK/AR/TX Patti, Anthony J. - 07, NY/NJ Peace, Alexander M. - 03, NY Pedro, Sr., John W. - 09, PA Pelen, James E. - 05, PA Pensiero, John D. - 01, CT Pete, Jr., John J. - 02, MI Phillips, Ralph E. - 02, BC Plascensia, Caesar L. - 03, CA

B B FN B TL PL P CM, B TL PC

83 76 75 93 83 55 94 89 77 36

59 25 28 62 52 8 64 57 52 15

Reiter, Richard E. - 04, IN/KY Russell, James R. - 02, WA/ID/MT

TL B

72 53

25 16

Scavelli, Michael L. - 06, OH Schenz, Theodore - 55, OH Schnittger, Wayne A. - 07, CO/WY Shanahan, Patrick L. - 07, CO/WY Simonsen, Jr., Fred - 21, IL Sinadinos, Mark W. - 56, IL Skripkar, Charles - 03, AZ/NM Smoot, Emerson R. - 55, OH Somy, James C. - 04, IN/KY Sperdute, Romeo L. - 09, PA Stroberg, Jr., Edwin R. - 05, OH Sturzl, Richard M. - 03, WI

B, CM B B B B PC B B B B B CM

59 86 80 80 95 58 92 78 86 86 79 65

23 67 51 56 68 39 47 55 66 56 57 42

Treadman, Jr., Lawrence J. - 74, IL Trissler, Peter - 05, OH

B B

83 93

61 64

Viane, James G. - 21, IL

B

81

60

Wigger, Jay - 02, MI Wiles, Gerald D. - 04, IN/KY Woods, Jr., Frank W. - 07, NY/NJ

B B FN

86 79 71

32 56 28


March Death Benefit Claims for March 2017 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH OF TRADE

Affeldt, Marlin D. - 01, MN/ND Alexander, Lynn B. - 01, UT Augugliaro, Arthur - 05, NJ/DE/PA

$185,850.00 $2,400.00 $183,450.00 100 83.80 55.92 YEARS OF AGE

MEMBERSHIP

B B, RE B, MM

90 59 87

69 24 64

Balacco, Mauro - 04, NJ Bastone, Nino - 02, MI Baudoin, Thomas J. - 02, MI Bayer, Jr., Charles A. - 09, PA Beladino, James P. - 05, NY Black, Donald W. - 07, OH Boettcher, Patrick A. - 01, MN/ND Broomfield, Frederick M. - 03, NY Brown, Raymond L. - 05, NY Brunner, Richard H. - 21, IL Buchanan, Robert A. - 08, IL Burgess, Thomas M. - 19, WI Burns, Sr., Roger C. - 08, OH

B B CS, W TL P, B, CM B B B, M, P B, M B B B, RE B

85 75 85 82 94 89 64 87 81 88 77 69 92

50 50 51 60 67 65 46 62 62 64 56 22 74

Chaney, Jerry D. - 22, OH Chapman, Leon S. - 16, OH Chissus, Carl E. - 02, MI Cormier, Rosaire E. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Coxe, Jr., Richard A. - 05, PA

B TL B, CM, M B, CM, M B, CM, M

83 89 87 90 89

59 67 66 56 67

Daxer, Martin - 03, CA Druckenmiller, Gerald R. - 05, PA Durrant, Jr., Ralph S. - 04, NJ

B B B

88 86 80

61 46 38

Eltringham, John W. - 44, OH

B

81

60

Fiorini, Aldo - 02, NY/VT Frank, Robert D. - 06, IL Friedrich, Kurt H. - 02, MI

B, CM, M B B

77 80 85

33 59 39

Garbers, Diedrich - 03, OH Gennaro, Antonino - 03, CA George, Jerry L. - 07, CO/WY Glavaris, Paul S. - 03, CA Graham, Troy L. - 08, SE

B B, M, TL B B, M B

80 81 86 68 88

62 59 64 45 71

Haddon, Harold W. - 04, IN/KY Hall, Edward E. - 04, IN/KY Hamilton, Frank R. - 55, OH Hargas, Jr., Martin - 05, OH Havey, Patrick J. - 08, WI Hein, Wilbur J. - 02, WA/ID/MT Houpt, Dean A. - 04, IN/KY Hutchings, David L. B. - 02, WA/ID/MT

B GU, W B B MM, M B, M, MM B B

92 76 85 90 77 85 81 31

70 37 64 61 37 28 65 1

Inderrieden, Raymond A. - 02, WA/ID/MT

B, M

95

70

Jaroszewicz, John R. - 05, OK/AR/TX

B

59

39

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH OF TRADE

YEARS OF AGE

Jones, Jr., Samuel F. - 07, CO/WY Joyce, Edward R. - 21, IL

MEMBERSHIP

B B

81 96

56 74

Kalischefski, Herbert - 56, IL Killinger, Sebastian - 21, IL Klopfer, Charles A. - 02, MI Knight, Walter - 02, MI Koeckritz, Edward M. - 08, WI Kopchak, Ronald P. - 01, CT

B B B FN B B

76 94 98 93 89 83

51 60 71 28 61 60

Lally, Sr., Charles P. - 01, PA/DE Lamb, John J. - 01, OR Liscio, Fred A. - 09, PA

B B, TL B

87 91 96

67 57 63

Marrama, Mario A. - 05, NY Marshall, Sr., William G. - 01, PA/DE McClanahan, Jerald I. - 04, IN/KY McCormack, Jerry J. - 21, IL McCullough, Gordon J. - 05, OH McGovern, James J. - 03, NY McPhail, Loren W. - 08, IL Mergliano, Joseph N. - 01, PA/DE Moyer, Howard E. - 05, PA Mummaw, John O. - 04, IN/KY Murphy, James R. - 01, MN/ND Murphy, John R. - 22, OH Mustachio, Gasper A. - 04, NJ

B PC, CM B B PC, B B, M B B CS, W B B B B, P

74 84 89 84 66 95 80 75 88 88 80 87 84

58 54 69 65 37 70 51 57 45 69 57 60 61

Niehaus, Edward K. - 01, MO

B

91

68

Oakley, Lawrence F. - 15, MO/KS/NE

B, MM

88

66

Pantano, Frederick J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Percival, James F. - 08, IL Pitcher, Leonard J. - 01, NF Pratt, George A. - 05, PA

B, CM, M, PC B CM B

76 88 67 92

54 64 21 64

Ranalli, Anthony E. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Richardson, Paul E. - 06, IL Rollins, Ronald G. - 03, CA Roorda, Joe C. - 04, IN/KY Ross, Bernard W. - 07, CO/WY Rossetti, Bernard A. - 05, PA Rudluff, Roger L. - 08, IL Rumpf, Carl R. - 05, PA

CM B TL B B, M TL, MM B B, CM

94 88 74 88 83 93 71 84

64 62 54 63 52 70 51 50

Seniti, John - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Sherman, Stanley C. - 02, MI Sherrill, Jacob D. - 02, NY/VT Sisler, Delarme - 05, PA Slobbe, Kenneth T. - 03, NY Smith, Charles G. - 08, NB Snarr, John L. - 04, IN/KY Spenner, Harold L. - 08, WI Spolar, Thomas J. - 03, NY Swearingen, David A. - 03, WI Switzer, William A. - 02, NY/VT

B, CH, CM, PC M, B B B, M B B, P B B B, CM B B

78 97 89 86 80 85 94 95 80 73 89

50 70 64 38 50 68 68 71 32 39 61

Tata, Sebastiano - 01, CT Terrell, Eddie J. - 08, SE

B B

82 93

54 60

Vernon, Everett J. - 03, CA Vesci, Anthony - 01, PA/DE Volpe, Joseph D. - 05, OH

TL B B

99 82 91

70 65 62

Werner, Ralph J. - 07, NY/NJ Wilks, Marvin W. - 05, OK/AR/TX Wojcik, Eugene - 21, IL

FN B, M B

79 89 91

27 69 60 IS S UE 2 , 2 0 1 7 | 33


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