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Rebuilding the Nation’s Capital with
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Washington National Cathedral: Built and Rebuilt by BAC Members
he dream of a national cathedral dates to the earliest days of the United States, when President George Washington and architect Pierre L’Enfant imagined a “great church for national purposes.” In 1907, BAC masons laid the foundation stone on Washington’s longestrunning construction project. The stone itself came from a field near Bethlehem and was set into a larger piece of American granite. On it was the inscription: “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). The construction of the Washington National Cathedral took 83 years, 150,000 tons of stone, and a site of nearly 60 acres. While serving as a house of worship, the Cathedral has also played an important role in national ceremonies, including presidential inaugurations and funerals, while hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. When a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Washington, D.C. area in August 2011, loosened finial stones rained down, hand-carved pinnacles and gargoyles shifted and twisted, and cracks appeared in the Neo-Gothic flying buttresses, causing an estimated $26 million in damage and a multi-year restoration timeline. Skilled craftworkers of BAC Local 1 Maryland/Virginia/DC, employed by BAC signatory contractor Lorton Stone LLC of Springfield, Virginia, have been working to repair, retrofit and restore the Cathedral to its former glory, day-by-day.
T he Union has consistently included craftworkers of different races, nationalities, and ethnicities. This photograph, circa 1909, was taken during construction of the Washington National Cathedral.
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IN THIS ISSUE 18 Legislative & Political
1 President’s Message
2 Mensaje Del Presidente 3 Members At Work 6 Organizing 8 News In Brief 10 IMI and IMTEF 13 MAP 14 Legislative & Political 17 Safety & Health 19 Canada 20 International Funds 22 Local Compass 27 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
Believe in “A Ripple of Hope”
n June 6th, I attended a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery marking the 50th anniversary of the day Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at a Los Angeles Hotel in 1968. The late 1960s was a turbulent time in American history, and Robert Kennedy’s message of optimism and hope resonated with many Americans. We can still learn from his call to people to stand up for what they believe in and to continue to fight even when the odds seem to be against them. As he said in his famous 1966 speech in South Africa, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” As a Union, we have ideals to stand up for and injustices to fight against. One ideal is the belief that children in this country should have the right to attend schools that are safe and are in conditions that are conducive to learning. That is why we have been fighting for investment in our school infrastructure. Sadly, as a nation we have let our school facilities deteriorate to conditions that are unacceptable. Our work on Lobby Day and every day shows our commitment to this cause (page 15). The support we received as result of our work is a big step toward getting federal investment in
improving our school infrastructure. It is the right thing for our children, our communities, and our members who will benefit from the jobs created by this important investment. The public schools are just a part of our nation’s crumbling infrastructure that cry for urgent renovation. Many historic buildings, including a few in the nation’s capital, are in serious need of restoration. Since 2014, members of BAC Local 1 Maryland/Virginia/DC have been working inside and outside of the Cannon House Office Building to restore this century-old Congressional building to its former glory (page 3). In New York City, the ongoing “Count Me In” movement is another great example of the labor movement striking out against injustice and fighting to improve the lot of others (page 6). We are standing strong with our brothers and sisters in the New York City Building Trades unions to win dignity in the workplace. Union jobs provide hardworking people with a decent quality of life. The movement is about fair pay, safe workplaces, good healthcare and a secure retirement. We are proud to be a part of the effort. The message Kennedy sent then remains relevant today. There is no shortcut to success in the labor movement. Brothers and Sisters, we must make efforts to continue our fight for working people’ rights and support each other, because when each one of us is determined to “send forth a tiny ripple of hope,” we can achieve our goals together.
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Crea en “la onda de esperanza”
l 6 de junio, asistí a una ceremonia en el Cementerio Nacional de Arlington para conmemorar el aniversario n.° 50 del día en que Robert F. Kennedy fue asesinado en el hotel Embassy de Los Ángeles en 1968. El final de la década de 1960 fue una época turbulenta en la historia de los Estados Unidos, y el mensaje de optimismo y esperanza de Robert Kennedy resonó entre muchos estadounidenses. Todavía podemos aprender de su llamado a las personas para que defiendan lo que creen y continúen luchando, aun cuando las probabilidades parezcan estar en su contra. Como dijo en su famoso discurso de 1966 en Sudáfrica: “cada vez que un hombre defiende un ideal, actúa para mejorar la situación de los demás, o ataca la injusticia, envía una pequeña onda de esperanza. Esta onda se cruza con otras ondas desde un millón de centros diferentes de energía y valor y construyen una corriente que puede derribar los más poderosos muros de opresión y resistencia”. Como sindicato, tenemos ideales que defender e injusticias contra las cuales luchar. Uno de los ideales es la creencia de que los niños y niñas de este país deberían tener derecho a asistir a escuelas que sean seguras y se encuentren en condiciones propicias para el aprendizaje. Por esta razón, hemos estado luchando por invertir en nuestra infraestructura escolar. Tristemente, como nación hemos dejado que nuestras instalaciones escolares se deterioren a condiciones que son inaceptables. Nuestro trabajo en el Día del Cabildeo y a diario muestra nuestro compromiso con esta causa (página 15). El apoyo que recibimos como resultado de nuestro trabajo es un gran paso hacia la obtención de inversión federal para mejorar nuestra infraestructura escolar. Es lo correcto
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para nuestros hijos, para nuestras comunidades y para nuestros miembros, que se beneficiarán de los empleos creados por esta importante inversión. Las escuelas públicas son solo una parte de la infraestructura de nuestra nación que se está desmoronando y que clama por una renovación urgente. Muchos edificios históricos, incluyendo algunos en la capital del país, deben restaurarse. Desde 2014, los miembros de la Unión Internacional de Albañiles y Artesanos Aliados (International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, BAC) Local 1 de Maryland/Virginia/DC han estado trabajando dentro y fuera de la sede administrativa de Cannon House para restaurar este centenario edificio del Congreso a su antigua gloria (página 3). En la ciudad de Nueva York, el movimiento “Count Me In” (Cuenta conmigo) es otro gran ejemplo del movimiento obrero que lucha contra la injusticia y para mejorar la situación de los demás (página 6). Nos mantenemos firmes junto a nuestros hermanos y hermanas de los sindicatos de construcción de la ciudad de Nueva York para luchar por la dignidad en el lugar de trabajo. Los empleos en los sindicatos proporcionan a la gente trabajadora una calidad de vida decente. El movimiento está luchando para obtener salarios justos, lugares de trabajo seguros, buena atención médica y una jubilación segura. Estamos orgullosos de ser parte de eso. El mensaje que Kennedy envió en ese entonces sigue siendo relevante hoy. No hay atajo para el éxito en el movimiento obrero. Hermanos y hermanas, debemos esforzarnos por continuar nuestra lucha por los derechos de los trabajadores y apoyarnos unos a otros a lo largo de la misma porque, cuando cada uno de nosotros está decidido a “enviar una pequeña onda de esperanza”, podemos ganar juntos.
The Official Journal of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (issn 0362-3696)
ISSUE 2 / 2018
Executive Board James Boland President
Timothy Driscoll Secretary-Treasurer
Executive Vice President
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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 1 MARYLAND/VIRGINIA/DC
Rebuilding the Nation’s Capital with BAC Skilled and Diverse Workforce
The BAC Executive Board and officers of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC visited members working at the Cannon House Office Building. From left, Scott Garvin, President of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC; Carlos Aquin, BAC Executive Vice President; Gerard Scarano, BAC Executive Vice President; Tim Driscoll, BAC Secretary-Treasurer; James Boland, BAC President; Pedro Clavijo, Secretary-Treasurer of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC; Cesar Rodriguez, Stone/PCC Representative of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC; and Brian Kennedy, BAC Director of Policy, Strategy, and Communications.
The exterior of the west wing of the Cannon House Office Building is under restoration.
ompleted in 1908, the Cannon House Office Building, often called “the Old House Office Building,” is one of the three Congressional office buildings sited immediately to the south of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. This oldest Congressional office building serves 140 House members and has not been completely renovated since the 1930s. The stone exterior, after more than a century of use, requires extensive rehabilitation as does the interior marble, plaster, and mechanical features and infrastructure. Plagued with serious safety, health, environmental and operational issues, the 110-year old building is in urgent need of a complete renewal. The Cannon Renewal Project, with an overall budget of $758 million, began in 2014 and is scheduled to take approximately 10 years over five distinct phases to completely revitalize this historic building and provide a safe and effective work environment for House members. The initial phase, began in December 2014, focused on building utilities and infrastructure to minimize shutdowns and disturbances during the renovation. Each of the following four phases will renew a quarter of the Cannon Building, one side at a time, starting with the west wing in January 2017, followed by the north wing, east wing and concluding with the south wing. As part of the renewal project, an entirely new fifth floor will be constructed during each successive phase. Fifty-five stone masons, PCC craftworkers, and finishers of BAC Local 1 Maryland/Virginia/DC are working on Phase 1 of the project for BAC contractor Lorton Stone (Springfield, VA) to restore the building’s exterior stone, interior marble and flooring, totaling 826,000 square feet of space. They are also adding 10 new restrooms with new stone and marble. Since January 2017, over 45,000 work hours have been generated and at least 120,000 more ISS UE 2 , 2 0 1 8 | 3
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BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC member Salvador Cordova Alvarez applying a cleansing poultice to the Newel base and bottom rail of an exterior marble balustrade
BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC PCC craftworkers Vitelio Umaña-Melara, left, and Misael Mejia cutting out joints on the West elevation of the building.
BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC stone mason Manuel Rial Perez, left, uses an air chisel to carefully prepare a jamb to receive a Dutchman stone repair.
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hours will be added for Local 1 MD/VA/ DC craftworkers throughout the project. When completed in 2024, the renovated building will provide an effective workplace for the next century to serve the needs of the U.S. House of Representatives and support Congressional operations. On June 11th, the BAC Executive Board and Local 1 MD/VA/DC officers paid a visit to the members working on the project. Scott Garvin, President of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC said, “We have an international work force in Washington, D.C. working together to restore the fiber of the nation’s capital. Our skilled craftworkers on this job represent the diversity of our membership – many are immigrants from Central and South American coun-
tries, and many are women. They reflect the diversity of our country. We can and we must work together to rebuild our nation, which like our union, was founded and built by immigrants.” Along with the Cannon House Office Building, the craftsmen and women of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC are busy restoring the Russell Senate Office Building, the Lincoln Memorial, and many other prominent landmarks in the nation’s capital. These carefully executed projects bring not only new life to these historic structures, but also serve as a reminder of the central role that skilled labor plays in both maintaining our nation’s past while providing a dignified career for future generations of craftworkers.
From left, BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll, Local 1 MD/VA/DC stone mason and foreman Jose Alvarez, and Local 1 MD/VA/DC President Scott Garvin inspect the marble flooring under repair.
From left, Brothers Vitelio Umaña-Melara and Misael Mejia chatting with President Boland and Secretary-Treasurer Driscoll.
BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC member Karla Bonilla Constanza putting a careful finish on fluted stone work.
Brother Perez, left, is assisted in his Dutchman repair by BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC finisher Auner Chinchilla Corado.
BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC PCC craftworkers, from left, Vitelio Umaña-Melara, Daniel Mbele, and Misael Mejia, chatting with BAC Executive Vice President Carlos Aquin, and Local 1 MD/VA/DC Secretary-Treasurer Pedro Clavijo.
From left, BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC Secretary-Treasurer Pedro Clavijo, stone mason Francisco Castro Freijo, finisher Ana Meneses, and Local 1 MD/VA/DC President Scott Garvin.
BAC President James Boland, left, and newly organized Local 1 MD/VA/DC PCC craftworker John Wallace.
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BAC Local 7 New York/New Jersey President William Hill calling on workers at a “Count Me In” rally to stand in solidarity against corporate greed.
“Count Me In” Campaign Moves Beyond Hudson Yards
n Manhattan’s west side, Hudson Yards – one of the largest private real estate projects in the U.S. – is under construction. Set to open by 2019, the Hudson Yards megaproject boasts 18 million square feet and a $25 billion price tag. The developer, Related Companies, is actively engaged in union
busting. Workers are fighting back. Since last October, thousands of New York City Building Trades union members, including BAC members of Local 1 New York and Local 7 New York/New Jersey, have held rallies at 50 Hudson Yards every week to protest the use of non-union contractors on the project. They are rallying and chanting
BAC members in New York rallying for union jobs, fair wages and benefits.
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“open shop, broken shop” and “Count Me In” in the fight against corporate greed. BAC Local 7 New York/New Jersey Organizer and Field Representative Mark Davis, an activist in the movement, said, “Open shop jobs cheat workers. Workers don’t get the paychecks and benefits they deserve. The working conditions are horrible without safety and health protection. It is promoting a model that puts all workers at risk.” “We started with a handful of 30 rank and file members last October. Now the ‘Count Me In’ movement has over 1,000 members participating on every Tuesday and Thursday against open shop. We are standing united and sending a message to developers that the New York City Building Trades members will not be divided in the fight for fairness.” Davis said. BAC Local 1 New York President Jeremiah Sullivan Jr. said that the movement is moving beyond Hudson Yards. “This isn’t just about unions. This is about workers’ rights against corporate greed. We demand that every worker be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual preference. A fight against any one of us is a fight against us all.” BAC Local 7 New York/New Jersey President William Hill called on members to stand in solidarity. “We will keep this city a union town! Count us in! Put your foot on the gas, and don’t stop!” Hill exclaimed.
More BAC Members Participate in Construction Organizing Membership Education Training (COMET)
he Union is undertaking a number of organizing initiatives, including Construction Organizing Membership Education Training (COMET). The program generates membership support and participation in organizing. Since last year, BAC members throughout the country are participating in COMET sessions to learn how to
be more actively involved in their Local/ADCâ€™s organizing efforts. COMET is a focused three-hour educational training program delivered to rank and file members. The BAC Journal Issue 1, 2018 has featured members of many BAC Locals/ADCs who have completed COMET programs. Since then hundreds more have participated in and graduated from the program (see pictures below). LOCAL 1 MARYLAND/VIRGINIA/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
LOCAL 1 CONNECTICUT
LOCAL 1 PENNSYLVANIA/DELAWARE
LOCAL 13 NEVADA
LOCAL 5 WEST VIRGINIA
LOCAL 1 OREGON
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BAC Executive Council: Together We Are Rebuilding Our Union
embers of the BAC Executive Council, representing the Union’s diverse regions, crafts and constituency groups, gathered in March for three days of deliberations on rebuilding our Union. BAC President James Boland said in his opening remarks, “Today we have a responsibility to our members, and to the institution of the Union itself, to rebuild with a sense of urgency and commitment. And in order to accomplish that goal in a sustainable way, we must develop the capacity of each District Council and Local to meaningfully organize and grow.” President Boland gladly reported to the Executive Council that each and every District Council and Local represented at the meeting had submitted an organizing plan in response to the Executive Council’s call. He said to all the meeting attendees, “We will do everything within our power to assist you in bringing those plans to fruition, and strengthening your Local’s capacity to grow.”
The meeting featured a remarkable line-up of guest speakers, including the honorable U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Maria Echaveste, President of American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, and former New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston. The BAC Executive Council also recognized retired Council members for their service to the Union’s highest advisory body: Steve Bailey, retired North Central Regional Director; Mike Cook, retired President of Local 1 Minnesota/North Dakota; Frank Rodriguez, retired Field Representative of Local 2 Michigan; and late Brother Bucky Donkin, who was a 40-year member and President of Local 9 PA for nearly two decades. Brother Donkin’s sons David, Jr., and Dan accepted the honor on behalf of their father (see Brother Donkin’s obituary in BAC Journal, Issue 1, 2018).
BAC President James Boland delivering the opening remarks at the Executive Council meeting.
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), a longtime labor friend, spoke at the meeting. “We have the 8-hour workday, healthy and safe work conditions, an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay… because of the leadership of our unions,” Merkley said. “Right-to-Work, I hate that term… it’s a right to freeload, and it’s a right to exploit labor.”
From left, BAC Executive Vice Presidents Carlos Aquin, Gerard Scarano, retired North Central Regional Director Steve Bailey, and BAC SecretaryTreasurer Tim Driscoll.
From left, BAC Executive Vice Presidents Carlos Aquin, Gerard Scarano, retired Local 2 Michigan Field Representative Frank Rodriguez, and BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll.
From left, BAC Executive Vice Presidents Carlos Aquin, Gerard Scarano, retired President of Local 1 Minnesota/North Dakota Mike Cook, and BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll.
The BAC Executive Council honored late Brother Bucky Donkin at its March meeting, where Brother Donkin’s sons Dan and David Jr. accepted their father’s retirement certificate on behalf of him. From left, BAC Executive Vice Presidents Carlos Aquin and Gerard Scarano, Dan, David Jr., and BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll.
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Panelists from left, Todd Stafford, Executive Director of Electrical Training Alliance; Bob Arnold, IMTEF National Director of Apprenticeship and Training; Bret Parton, Deputy Director of Center on Education and Skills, New America; Dondi Kazukewicz, Senior Manager Brand Communications, Marvin Windows and Doors; Angie Hicks, Chief Customer Officer, ANGI Homeservices; U.S. Representative Donald Norcross; Richard Trethewey, Plumbing and Heating Expert on This Old House; Norm Abram, Master Carpenter on This Old House; and Nathan Gilbert, Generation Next apprentice.
IMTEF National Training Director Speaks at Panel on Apprenticeships
he model of “earn while you learn,” apprenticeships are proven means to build skills for wellpaying jobs and lifelong careers. A recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) shows that 73% of construction firms
are planning to hire more workers but having a hard time filling positions. International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF), has been working to address the skills gap issue through its training, certification and continuing education programs.
On May 8th, IMTEF’s National Director of Apprenticeship and Training Bob Arnold, joined a panel of industry professionals to discuss this specific topic in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV), and featured experts from the PBS show This Old House and its Generation Next apprentices. “Most building trades apprenticeship training programs range between two and five years. To reach journey-worker status, each apprentice must attend a minimum of one hundred and forty-four hours of related training courses and fulfill a designated number of on-the-job training hours. You earn while you learn,” said Arnold. “It’s hard work, but a very rewarding process.” Answering a question on how to deal with the gender gap issue in the industry, Arnold said, “We work with 13 different women’s organizations around the country, including the Chicago Women in Trades, where women receive preapprenticeship training and choose the specific craft they decide to dive into.”
NJ ADC Participates in Panel Addressing Underground Construction Economy
B Panelists from left, Kevin Duncan, Professor of Economics at Colorado State University; Richard Tolson, Director of BAC New Jersey Administrative District Council; John Froonjian, Senior Research Associate of William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University; Darlene Regina, COO of Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey; Danilo Barros, Apprentice Carpenter; and John Ballantyne, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters.
AC Director of New Jersey Administrative District Council (NJ ADC) Richard Tolson joined in a panel of industry experts to address unscrupulous construction practices at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, New Jersey on May 9th. The underground construction economy is formed when dishonest contractors pay workers off the books, misclassify employees as independent contractors and avoid legitimate taxes and social insurance costs. These practices cost the industry billions of dollars every year. Panelists discussed how to identify these illegal acts and the steps that everyone can take – from state officials to contractors and workers – to eradicate these practices. Brother Tolson said, “If a worker leaves his house in the morning, he must have the ability to come home in the afternoon in the same condition that he left and to retire with dignity. BAC will continue fighting for our members to ensure their safety on the job.”
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Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate Program Helps Signatory Contractors and Members Land State Capitol Project
s the backdrop for the hardwon West Virginia teachers strike, the state’s Capitol building in Charleston has been a hub of union activity this year. Soon, BAC Administrative District Council of West Virginia (WV ADC) members will descend on the Capitol, but for another reason entirely: to repair and restore both the interior and exterior of the 86-year-old building. Signatory contractors Metro Masonry and Wilson Restoration secured the job due in large part to a labor requirement included in the specifications: IMI’s Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate (HMPC). “We only had union contractors bid the job, which turned out great for us,” said Stephen Ruble, Field Representative of BAC Local 9 WV. “Two years ago, we went through the repeal of prevailing wage. Now, we’re also facing the so-called right-to-work. That means for so many projects in the state, during the mandatory pre-bid, at least half of the general contractors are non-union. Because there is no equivalent to HMPC anywhere else in the industry, having the certification program listed as a requirement in the specifications kept the non-union away, and was key to us getting the job.” Designed by Cass Gilbert, architect of the U.S. Supreme Court building, the West Virginia State Capitol, originally completed in 1932, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The steel-framed structure has brick masonry infill and limestone cladding, topped with an iconic 292-foot gold-leafed dome, designed to be seen from every point of view. However, there is a significant problem with the Romanesque dome: It has been slowly leaking since it was built, causing significant damage to hard-to-
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reach interior finishes, like the dome’s upper rotunda. In 2016, engineering firm WDP & Associates was hired by the State of West Virginia General Services Division to investigate the source of the moisture intrusion and recommend repairs. It was during their three-week investigation of the structure that BAC WV ADC found out about the project. “We were working with Pullman Services on another large project in Charleston, the Public Service Commission Building,” said Ruble. It was at that time that one of the project engineers, Rex Cyphers, P.E., Principal, COO at WDP, informed Pullman about the exploratory research on the Capitol. “We made arrangements to have our bricklayers go over to the Capitol to cut test holes to help them conduct the investigation,” said Ruble.
Through the investigation, WDP found that the main source of water infiltration was improperly installed flashing, deteriorated limestone mortar joints, and failures in the internal water management systems, which caused water to penetrate through the mass masonry assembly to the interior. Many of the issues dated to the time of original construction. After helping WDP in the investigation process, Ruble got in touch with Brian Trimble, P.E., LEED AP, IMI Technical Director for the region. “I told him that it would be great if we could find a way to secure the Capitol project,” said Ruble. It turned out Trimble already had a relationship with WDP. When he reached out, he discovered they were very concerned about the quality of labor on the job because of its unique and intricate details, and delicate historic materials. “They wanted someone who had experience with that kind of work,” said Trimble. It didn’t take long for WDP to agree to include HMPC as a labor requirement in the project specifications. Shortly thereafter, 13 journeyworkers from BAC Local 5 WV and Local 9 WV traveled to BAC/IMI’s International Training Center in Bowie, Maryland to complete the program. The course was customized to address skills required on the project, and included a special presentation about the Capitol investigation and repair by Cyphers and Jodi Knorowski, P.E., project engineer at WDP. Metro Masonry will complete the interior restoration and Wilson Restoration will perform the exterior renovation. The work kicked off this June. Additional on-the-job training will be provided by IMTEF for apprentices on the project. For more information on HMPC and IMI’s other certificate programs, visit imiweb.org/training.
In Chicago, Job Corps Instructor Townsend Motivates Students to Change Their Lives Through Bricklaying
ackie Townsend, BAC Local 74 Illinois member and brick instructor at the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center, knows that bringing up the next generation of BAC craftworkers goes beyond teaching the tools of the trade. “I tell my students that everyone has the capacity to be great; you just have to find it within. If you invest in yourself, you can become a success through the program,” she said. To help her students tap into that greatness, Townsend starts class each week with “Motivational Monday,” playing an inspiring video or song before diving into hands-on instruction. It sets the tone for the week and gives her the opportunity check in with her students on their goals – in the classroom and beyond. “I try to show them that I care about them and their ability to better themselves,” she said. “I tell them, ‘being a bricklayer changed my life. If it can change mine, it can change yours, too.’” In her two years as an instructor, Townsend has helped many students graduate from the program and find employment as BAC apprentices. She encourages them to go where the opportunity is – even if it means leaving their home in the Chicago area. In turn, Townsend prepares her students for life after Job Corps by helping them find a place to live and teaching them how to budget, save money, and be on their own. Her role as a mentor doesn’t end when her students leave the program, either. Five of Townsend’s former students are currently living and working together on a refractory job in Louisville, Kentucky with signatory contractor Heimbrock, Inc. “Not a day goes by that one of them doesn’t call me to ask for advice, or just to say ‘thanks for believing in me. I’m not going to let you down.’ I tell them, ‘Don’t worry about letting me down. Don’t let yourself down. You have an opportunity to have a career, not just a job.’” Townsend’s motivational teaching style has kept her class at full capacity
– with a waitlist of students from the Paul Simon Center hoping to try their hand at bricklaying. Her students recently nominated her for Job Corps’ Paramount Instructor Award for Women in Nontraditional Occupations. “[Ms.] Townsend has taught us that bricks and blocks are not just used to build walls and barriers, but to create doors, windows, and paths to opportunity,” said Job Corps student Marvin Bahena in his nomination statement for the award. “Not only does she teach us how to be masons, but she gives us principles to live by: integrity, perseverance, preparation, and the importance of doing what you love. I honestly would not be the man I am today without [Ms.] Townsend to show me how a team of strangers can become a family, and that we can always do and be better, not only as workers, but as people.” “I love my job, and this trade,”
said Townsend. “I’m a bricklayer first and foremost, but I always knew I wanted to be an instructor. In the beginning, it wasn’t always easy. There were times I struggled to reach my students. Once I proved myself and showed my students that I cared about them, though, they could begin to see how much I loved bricklaying, and realized they could love it, too. Being able to inspire and change a life – that’s the benefit of what I do.” The International Masonry Institute (IMI) operates 34 Job Corps brick and tile training programs at 30 centers around the United States, employing BAC instructors who provide classroom and hands-on training. The program offers a viable pathway to a career in the trades. For more information on IMI Job Corps programs, visit imtef.org/ job-corps-program.
Townsend’s class of students at the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center. Many are already working as apprentices, or have been placed in BAC pre-job programs. Front row from left, William Zumba, Local 4 IN/KY apprentice; Clifton Wilson; Lexeceon Johnson, Local 4 IN/KY apprentice; Jackie Townsend; Neo Bucio, Local 4 IN/KY apprentice; Marvin Bahena, Local 21 IL apprentice; Alexander Howard, pre-job student at the BAC/IMI National Training Center; and Ronell White. Back row from left, Malik Burrrell; Jaylen Howard; Trayvon Jackson; Semmie Thomas of Local 4 IN/KY; Safire Sawyer; and Joel Washington, pre-job student at the BAC/IMI National Training Center.
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IMI & IMTEF
IMTEF’s New Mentoring Course Helps Apprentices Find Place in Union and On the Job
he most successful work-andlearn programs use formal mentorships to support worker development, according to findings by the Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Expansion Task Force. The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation’s (IMTEF) newest course, Mentorship Matters – A Joint Venture of EJTC Enterprises, Inc. and SkillPlan, helps apprentices and journeyworkers effectively communicate and work with one another to better teach and learn the skills of the trade. Mentorship is a proven way to attract, develop, and retain talent. By 2025, millennials will comprise 75% of the workplace. Nearly 80% of millennials view mentoring as crucial to their career success, according to recent studies. IMTEF’s mentoring program is divided into two separate courses. The first, targeted at the mentee, will soon be folded into BAC’s apprenticeship programs. It gives new craftworkers the tools to make the most of their
time working with on-the-job mentors. Students in the course will learn about clear and collaborative communication, identify their learning style, and establish career goals. The second course is targeted at the mentor, and is meant to be taken by journeyworkers, foremen, and advanced apprentices. It offers a framework for mentoring by outlining six steps that can be applied to any teaching scenario: identifying the point of the lesson, linking the lesson, demonstrating the skill, providing opportunity for the mentee to practice, giving feedback, and assessing progress. In addition to encouraging all foremen to take the course, IMTEF invites 3rd-and-4th year apprentices to learn how to mentor 1st-and-2nd-year peers in the program and grow their leadership capabilities in the process. Peer mentorship is an effective way to help apprentices navigate the program by learning from someone who has just gone through it, or is still working their way through.
BAC Family Member Awarded 2018 Union Plus Scholarship
nion Plus recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 115 students representing 32 unions, including one winner representing BAC. Jesse Knisley, son of BAC Local 15 MO/ KS/NE member Cary Knisley, has been awarded a $500 scholarship. Jesse is a 2018 graduate of Clinton High School in Clinton, Missouri, where he was in the Machine Tool Technology program at Clinton Technical School.
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He plans to major in precision machining technology at the State Technical College of Missouri and aspires to be a machinist. Jesse said BAC has provided his family good wages and benefits that have helped with medical expenses. “My dad is a hardworking man who always says he does an honest day’s work for an honest day’s wages thanks to BAC,” Jesse said. “The union has affected my whole life in one way or another.”
“A good mentor can make the difference between someone staying in the union and leaving,” said Bob Arnold, IMTEF’s National Director of Apprenticeship and Training. “Our new course introduces a formal mentorship program to help foremen, journeyworkers, and advanced apprentices teach the skills of the trade to new apprentices, who are the future of our Union.” If you are interested in becoming a mentor, contact your Local/ADC officer or training coordinator to inquire about course availability in your area. The Union Plus Scholarship Program, now in its 27th year, awards scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need, and commitment to the values of organized labor. The program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. “Union Plus is pleased to help these incredibly talented union family members offset the high cost of college education,” Union Plus President Mitch Stevens said. “Education is a vital building block for success, and we’re happy that the Union Plus Scholarship Program provides assistance and support for 115 deserving students.” The application for the 2019 Union Plus Scholarship is now available. The deadline is January 31, 2019. To learn more, please visit unionplus.deals/ scholar.
Managing Pain While Preventing Accidental Opioid Addiction
ricklayers are no strangers to pain. We strive to uphold the safest standards in the industry, complete apprenticeship and OSHA safety training classes, and work under the watchful eyes of job foremen – all with the aim of mastering quality, highly skillful work using strict safety standards. But still, the work takes its toll in the form of wear and tear on joints, knees and backs. Many union members encounter minor injuries on the job that take time to mend, and remain tender and sore long after the initial wounds have healed. The reality? Many union members have to work in pain in order to feed their families.
It is this very dilemma – trying to continue working while coping with acute or chronic pain – that leads many injured workers to unwittingly head down the path towards accidental prescription or opioid addiction. Mark, a 42-year-old father of three, describes his experience: “I’ve never had a drug or alcohol problem in my life. Then, one day at work, I twisted the wrong way while lifting a 50-pound block. The doctor said I was lucky that I hadn’t torn any ligaments. He told me my injuries would fully heal. But I don’t think the doctor realized – I’m not working a desk job! Shortly after returning to work, it wasn’t
long before I was taking more pain pills than prescribed just to get through my work day. When the doctor wouldn’t prescribe more, I began taking leftover pills around the house. And, after that, I turned to the streets.” What Mark didn’t know was that he was developing “tolerance,” a condition in which the body adjusts to opioid pain medication, and requires higher and higher doses to achieve a minimal level of pain control. Mark didn’t realize he was heading down the path to addiction – a journey that could cost him his life! “I told myself that I wasn’t an addict – that it would be okay – but it wasn’t. I got hooked. Soon, I transitioned from buying pain pills to heroin. I knew I had to keep working, and yet I couldn’t work without the stuff. The worst part was not knowing where to turn to get help. I worried about being fired, how to score my next fix, whether my heroin was laced with lethal Fentanyl and whether my life would ever get back to normal. That’s when a coworker suggested I call MAP for free, confidential help. I did, and I think it saved my life.” How MAP Helps
First, MAP services are totally confidential as federal law and our professionalism protect privacy. MAP will not speak to job supervisors, contractors or local leaders about your private concerns with pain management or opioid addiction. Second, when you call MAP, you will speak to a licensed mental health and addictions specialist who can help you sort through a variety of options to find one that fits your unique situation. Third, MAP can connect you with quality pain management services and advocate on your behalf so that you receive the care you need without risking accidental opioid addiction or overdose death. Call MAP today at 1-888880-8222 for help. Just ask for MAP.
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LEGISLATIVE & POLITICAL
NABTU 2018 Legislative Conference Calls for Rebuilding America with Building Trades Capital
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who is endorsed by a number of elected officials and labor unions, spoke at the NABTU 2018 Legislative Conference. From left, Joe Sellers, Jr., President of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers; James McCourt, President of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers; Kinsey Robinson, President of the United Union of Roofers Waterproofers and Allied Workers; Sean McGarvey, President of the NABTU; James Callahan, President of the International Union of Operating Engineers; Stacey Abrams, Georgia gubernational candidate; Eric Dean, President of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers; James Boland, President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers; Kenneth Rigmaiden, President of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades; and Lonnie Stephenson, President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA) spoke to BAC Local and ADC officers and representatives at the BAC working luncheon during the NABTU 2018 Legislative Conference.
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ver 2,000 national, state and local building trades leaders assembled in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Legislative Conference of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) held on April 15-18th. The conference’s theme, Our Money at Work – Rebuilding America’s Public and Private Infrastructure with Building Trades Capital, underlines building trades unions’ approach in rebuilding our infrastructure and creating opportunities and pathways for the next generation, especially for women, communities of color and military veterans. NABTU President Sean McGarvey called for urgent action to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure with building trades capital. “With our nation’s infrastructure receiving a D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers, I wonder how much more time we actually have to wait,” President McGarvey said in his opening remarks. “We are getting smarter and taking control of our own destiny. If we recognize the value and
BAC President James Boland, right, and former Democratic House Majority Leader and Minority Leader Dick Gephardt at the BAC working luncheon during the NABTU 2018 Legislative Conference.
power of our retirement funds… we can drive job creation today and for generations to come.” BAC Local and ADC officers and representatives from across the country attending the conference were also joined by U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and former Democratic House Majority Leader and Minority Leader Dick Gephardt at a working luncheon hosted by BAC. “Iowa has a long history of organizing. What we need to do now is to protect our labor unions and make sure that we continue training people so they can get middle class jobs,” said Loebsack. Gephardt underscored the urgency of building the nation’s infrastructure with union labor. He said, “I am embarrassed of the infrastructure in this country... where would America be if the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower and a Democratic Congress had not worked together to build an interstate highway system? We need leadership to build this country for the future. That means building our infrastructure and requiring the union labor to build it.” BAC Local and ADC officers and representatives also headed to Capitol Hill to once again call on lawmakers to truly prioritize the nation’s infrastructure issue. They met with U.S Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Peter King (R-NY), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and others, and discussed the importance of training the next generation’s workforce and making federal investments in rebuilding the
From left, Local 5 NJ Vice President Lynn Canfield, Local 5 NJ President Kevin Duncan, U.S. Representative Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), and Local 5 NJ Recording Secretary Leon Jones, Jr.
nation’s public schools. They were also able to persuade U.S. Representative David Joyce (R-OH) to take the lead on sending a letter to President Trump “in support of recognizing the nation’s public schools as critical infrastructure with critical needs.” This letter was also signed by 14 other Republican Members of Congress. Public school construction presents job opportunities for BAC members as school facilities represent the second largest sector of public infrastructure spending after highways. Federal school facilities proposals were introduced in the 115th Congress including H.R. 2475
From left, ADC 1 of IL Secretary-Treasurer Mike Lowery, Local 8 IL SecretaryTreasurer Pete Spence, South Regional Director Ed Navarro, ADC 1 of IL PCC Director Hector Arellano, Local 8 President David Toenjes, Local 21 IL President Mike Erdenberger, North Central Director Keith Hocevar, ADC 1 of IL Director Jim Allen, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL), ADC 1 of IL TMT Director Bill Breheny, BAC Regional Representative Paul Nagel, and BAC Political Director Jean-Paul Itz.
Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2017 to support the long-term improvement of public school facilities and S. 1674 School Building Improvement Act of 2017 to provide grants for the repair, renovation, and construction of public elementary schools and secondary schools, and to establish a school infrastructure bond program. In January, U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) and over 150 House Democrats sent President Trump a letter urging him to invest in public school infrastructure. A similar bipartisan letter was sent by Senator Reed (D-RI) and Senator Murkowski (R-AK) and 23 other Senators.
From left, Local 7 NY/NJ Field Representatives William Reilly and Adolfo Dicosmo, Local 7 NY/NJ President William Hill, U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY), Local 7 NY/ NJ Secretary-Treasurer Matt Guy, and Local 7 NY/NJ Field Representatives Patrick Bonici and Frank Williams Jr. ISS UE 2 , 2 0 1 8 | 15
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U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) Supports the Public School Construction Bill
n March 2nd, BAC Local 3 Arizona/New Mexico President Jim Cahill met with U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) at the Local’s Union Hall and Training Center in Phoenix to discuss issues impacting labor households across the state of Arizona. “We are fortunate to have a legislator like Rep. O’Halleran, who understands our issues and supports H.R. 2475 Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2017, the bill that will provide the long-term improvement of public school facilities,” said Brother Cahill.
U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), left, and BAC Local 3 Arizona/New Mexico President Jim Cahill.
Members of BAC Local 15 MO/KS/NE rally to defeat Proposition A.
Missourians: Vote No on Proposition A on August 7th
n August 7th, voters in Missouri will go to the polls to decide Proposition A, a referendum that could overturn the Right-to-Work law passed last year. Voting “yes” would uphold the Right-to-Work law. Vote “no” would repeal it. Proposition A is wrong for Missouri. It is being promoted by a well-coordinated network of out-of-state billionaires, super PACs, and corporate special interest groups. It would give even more power to big corporations at a time when CEO pay has grown 361 times higher than what the average worker makes. It would lower workers’ wages, increase poverty, and make pay even less equal for working women and people of color. This is not what Missourians need to move forward. That’s why members of BAC Local 15 Missouri/Kansas/ Nebraska are working in every part of the state to get the message out: Protect your pay and vote NO on Proposition A!
Are You Ready to Vote in 2018 Midterm Elections?
f you need to register to vote, visit vote.gov. Depending on your state’s voter registration rules, the site can help you register online. Online registration is available for 37 states plus the District of Columbia. It can also give you guidance for states and territories with different registration procedures. If you have already registered to vote, visit usa.gov to explore voting and election resources, including: • Voting on Election Day (usa.gov/election-day). This page provides voters information on state and local election dates, polling locations, and how to report a problem with a voting machine at a polling station. • Voter ID requirements (usa.gov/voter-id). This page helps voters find out if they need to bring their IDs to vote and their state voter ID requirements. If you have any questions about the upcoming midterm elections, please contact the BAC Political Department at 202-783-3788.
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SAFETY & HEALTH
New Manual Materials Handling Program to Prevent Sprain & Strain Injuries
prain and strain injuries are serious and growing problems in the industry. Back, shoulder, hand and wrist injuries are painful, can result in days away from work and lost wages, and can even be disabling. The good news is that these injuries can be prevented. A new program developed by CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, with input from labor, trainers, researchers, and contractors, including ones identified by ICE, is designed to provide everyone – from the apprentice to the contractor – with information and resources they can use to improve materials handling practices and reduce sprain and strain in construction. The new Best Build Plans Program includes: • A Site Planning Tool for use by employers contains information, tips, and questions to consider when planning for safe manual materials handling at each stage of a project. • The interactive Training Resources and Coaching Resources includes teaching aids to raise awareness of the risk associated with lifting and moving heavy materials and how to prevent an injury. • Two microgames to play on smart phones that reinforce safe practices raised in the training programs, a hazard alert card, and a toolbox talk. The first game, Lift Coach – Plan Your Lift, focuses on safe lifting and moving practices. The second game, Plan Your Route, reinforces the importance of planning for how materials will be lifted and moved. Players will have to make decisions about whether to lift an object alone, use lifting equipment or get help from a co-worker, and will need to make sure there’s a clear path to move the materials. As a worker progresses through the game, the jobsite becomes more complex. All of these materials are free, easy to use, and available online at bestbuiltplans.org. Visit the site, use the materials, and share your thoughts on what works, what’s missing, and what could be improved by taking the anonymous online survey.
Protect Yourself From Summer Sun It’s that time of year again when temperatures soar and work picks up. Each year many construction workers become ill or die due to heat stress. Don’t become a statistic — protect yourself this summer. According to the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights’ Hazard Alert “Heat Stress in Construction,” becoming over-heated can increase your chances of injury and result in dehydration, cramps, heat exhaustion and fainting, and even heat stroke which can cost your life.
OSHA recommends simple steps – Water, Rest and Shade – to prevent heat stress. • WATER: Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink water. A good rule of thumb is to drink 4 cups of water every hour. It is best to drink a small amount of water every 15 minutes. • REST: Rest breaks help your body recover. To learn more, visit OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness at osha.gov/heat.
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Noise and Hearing Loss Training Program
AC, ICE and IMI set preventing hearing loss as a priority when the Masonry r2p Partnership was established in 2010. Most recently, they joined with other industry stakeholders in supporting the development of a new training program to prevent noise and hearing loss. The program reflects the findings from two CPWR surveys participated by union members and trainers. Including BAC members and IMI trainers, more than 200 union trainers and 4,000 workers (681 of which were bricklayers) responded to questions about their awareness of noise hazards, use of controls and hearing protection, barriers to use of controls, and possible gaps in the types of training conducted and received. Among the bricklayers surveyed, 73% reported having to shout to be heard over noise on the jobsite at least some of the time, and 23% reported being bothered by ringing, roaring, or buzzing in their ears or heads for more than 5 minutes at a time within the last year – a sign of hearing damage. The top challenges to reducing
of the time MASONRY WORKERS are exposed over the NIOSH recommended exposure limit
Source: The Construction Chart Book, p. 33, chart 33f, CPWR. http://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/publications/CB%20page%2033.pdf
hearing loss identified by trainers in the surveys included: convincing workers of the hazard – since hearing loss happens over time, it can be hard to convince a young worker that they’re at risk; raising awareness of noise sources and when they are hazardous; and getting workers to continue applying what they learned months after the training takes place. Suggestions to overcome these challenges included: creating noise-related training materials for use in OSHA training programs, sending regular notices or
NOISE LEVELS BY DECIBELS Pneumatic Precision Drill
Hand Drill NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit
Sources: NIOSH Noise Meter http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/noisemeter_html/hp98.html NIOSH Power Tools Data Base http://wwwn.cdc.gov/niosh-sound-vibration/
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reminders, and asking organizations to reach out to workers, such as unions and CPWR, to include regular reminders in magazines, newsletters, and social media. All of these findings led to the Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention Program for the Construction Industry. The program addresses the challenges identified and includes a variety of materials that trainers can adapt to meet members’ ongoing training needs. The program includes both a one-hour module and a 30-minute module that can be used on their own or as part of an OSHA 30- or 10-hour course, as well as a series of short, 10- to 15-minute exercises for use in safety and skills training programs in a classroom or hands-on setting. Topics covered include: ✔✔ Why noise and hearing loss is an important issue for construction workers ✔✔ The signs and effects of hearing loss and tinnitus ✔✔ Hazardous noise, types of noise, and common noise sources ✔✔ How to measure noise using common indicators and free mobile applications (apps) ✔✔ Ways to control noise exposure ✔✔ Types of hearing protection devices used in construction and their use These free, easily adaptable modules and exercises can be downloaded at www.cpwr.com/research/researchpractice-library/r2p-and-p2r-work/ preventing-hearing-loss.
CBTU 2018 Legislative Conference Focuses on Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
AC delegates joined approximately 400 leaders from the building trades unions and labor organizations from across Canada and the United States at the Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) Legislative Conference in Gatineau, Quebec on May 7-9th. This year’s conference theme “Diversity, Inclusion, Respect… CBTU Leading the Way” underscores the leadership role the building trades unions have in addressing issues facing the construction industry and workforce. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is also an honorary BAC member, addressed the conference and gave a big shout-out to BAC brothers and sisters. “Hello everyone, especially I want to thank our bricklayers’ brothers and sisters,” said Trudeau in his remarks. “We’ve accomplished great things together… we’ve invested heavily in skills training and apprenticeships, because we know the greatest Canadian resource is Canadians themselves. Our union-based training centers from coast to coast will have the equipment and support they need to help members and aspiring apprentices.”
“It was great to have Prime Minister Trudeau addressing the CBTU conference for the fifth time. I believe this was his third time as the sitting Prime Minister,” said BAC Canadian Regional Director Craig
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and BAC President James Boland. Premier ministre canadien, Justin Trudeau, gauche, et président du BAC, James Boland.
La conférence législative de 2018 des SMCC met à l’honneur la diversité, l’inclusion et le respect
a conférence législative des Syndicats des métiers de la construction du Canada (SMCC) qui s’est déroulée du 7 au 9 mai à Gatineau (Québec) a réuni des délégués du Syndicat international des briqueteurs et des métiers connexes (BAC) et quelque 400 dirigeants œuvrant au sein d’organisations syndicales et de syndicats des métiers de la construction répartis au Canada et aux États-Unis. Cette année, le thème de la conférence « Diversité, inclusion, respect… Les SMCC montrent la voie » porte sur le rôle moteur que devront jouer les syndicats des métiers de la construction pour relever les défis qui se dressent dans l’industrie de la construction et sa main-d’œuvre. Le Premier ministre Justin Trudeau, membre honorifique du BAC, a tenu à
Strudwick. “In addition to his acknowledgement of BAC brothers and sisters, the Prime Minister highlighted the government’s union training center grants, his commitment to the Trans Mountain pipeline, and an initiative to address diversity in construction and to close the gender gap in the industry with a $6,000 grant to women entering Red Seal trades that are male dominated.”
s’exprimer à la conférence pour saluer le travail des membres du BAC : « Bonjour à vous. Je souhaiterais en priorité remercier nos confrères et consœurs de la briqueterie » avant d’entrer dans le vif du sujet : « Nous avons accompli de grandes réalisations ensemble […] nous avons fortement investi dans le domaine de l’apprentissage et de la formation axée sur les compétences, car nous savons que les ressources les plus importantes au Canada sont notre main-d’œuvre. Nos centres de formation relevant des syndicats, situés d’un océan à l’autre, disposeront du matériel et de l’appui nécessaires pour aider les membres ainsi que les apprentis en devenir ». À l’issue de cette intervention, Craig Strudwick, directeur régional du Canada
du BAC a tenu à préciser ce qui suit : « La présence et la participation de monsieur Trudeau, ici, à la conférence des SMCC pour la cinquième fois, sont un véritable honneur, et d’après mes souvenirs, c’est la troisième fois en qualité de Premier ministre ». Puis, il a noté l’observation suivante : « En plus de reconnaître les contributions des confrères et consœurs du BAC, le Premier ministre a évoqué des subventions gouvernementales pour les centres de formation des syndicats, a réitéré son engagement à l’égard du réseau d’oléoducs Trans Mountain et a mentionné une initiative visant à la fois à aborder la question de la diversité dans le secteur de la construction et à réduire l’écart entre hommes et femmes, notamment par la mise en place d’une subvention de 6 000 $ destinée aux femmes qui s’inscrivent à des métiers Sceau Rouge à dominance masculine ». ISS UE 2 , 2 0 1 8 | 19
INTERNATIONAL FUNDS INTERNATIONAL PENSION FUND
Take Time to Review Your Last (Paper) IPF Annual Statement
he International Pension Fund (IPF) will be mailing the 2017 IPF Annual Statements to all active US and Canadian participants shortly. The BAC SAVE Retirement Savings Plan 2017 Annual Statements will be mailed to members of Local Unions participating in BAC SAVE later this summer. These documents provide critical information regarding the hours reported and updates on Service Credit and beneficiary information. As of May 2018, over 4,400 BAC Members have opted for electronic communications through registration with “ecomm” service in order to receive annual statements and other publications through the Member Portal. The Fund office has compiled the following information to keep in mind and procedures to follow while reviewing your statements.
from more than 8,000 contributing employers. This mailing is comprised of 49,000 Annual Statements with more than 4,400 Statements being sent electronically to members via the Member 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 2017 will appear on the statement in detail, showing the work month and name of employer. If detailed hours for a year earlier than 2017 appear on the statement, the hours were either reported late or originally under an incorrect Social Security/Insurance number.
Social Security/Insurance Number
Past Service Credit (IPF Statements)
For your security, the first five digits of your Social Security/Social Insurance number have been suppressed. Future Service Credit Hours (IPF Statements)
The Annual Statement shows members’ detailed 2017 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 first participated 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. IPF processes hundreds of thousands of transactions each year. In 2017 alone, the Fund office processed more than 625,000 report transactions
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Past service credit estimates shown on the annual statement take into account many factors including the member’s initiation
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 and log into member.bacweb. org and begin receiving IPF and RSP statements and much more electronically on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. For questions or concerns, and 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
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 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.
Direct Deposit Approximately 95% of IPF Pensioners receive their benefits via direct deposit into their bank accounts. If you are currently receiving a paper pension check, the Fund office urges you to consider direct deposit for the safe and rapid receipt of your hard-earned benefits. To register for direct deposit, please contact the IPF Pension Payroll Department 1-800-880-8222 or print out a copy of the IPF direct deposit form at www.ipfweb.org/ipf/forms/ electronic_deposit.pdf. Forward the completed form to the Fund office electronically, via mail, or fax as listed.
Coming Soon: IPF Retirement Estimator Participants that are signed up through the BAC Member Portal will soon be able to view their estimated IPF Normal Retirement Benefit. This feature will be available as soon as the statement mailing date.
The ribbon cutting at the clinic’s grand opening. From left, BAC IHF Executive Director Robin Donovick, BAC President James Boland, and Local 4 IN/KY President Ted Champ.
Attendees including BAC Local 4 IN/KY members and their families enjoying the lunch together at the grand opening.
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH FUND
BAC Cares Clinic: Member-Focused Quality Care
n April 28, 2018, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)’s International Health Fund (IHF) held its grand opening of its first onsite medical clinic in Indianapolis, IN at Local 4 Indiana/ Kentucky’s union hall. The clinic will provide Urgent and Primary care at no cost to all IHF members and their families. Attending the ribbon cutting festivities was BAC President James Boland, who said, “We are committed to providing the best benefits possible to our members. This clinic will promote health and wellness of our members and their families. It will also help our employers, because a healthy worker is a productive worker.” BAC Local 4 IN/KY President Ted Champ expressed his commitment to providing his members with access to the highest quality, accessible care. IHF Executive Director Robin Donovick, IPF Executive Director David Stupar, and Director of the Member Assistance Program (MAP) Karen Grear spoke with members about their member benefits. Christy Piti, CEO and President of Sav RX, met with members to discuss their prescriptions with a pharmacist. In addition, the United Healthcare and Optum teams provided blood pressure screenings as well as tours of the new clinic, while members’ children enjoyed entertainment and guests got massages, entered raffles, and attended a barbeque lunch. The BAC Cares Clinic is the first of its kind. “The clinic will provide our members with a patient centric medical home with free
BAC Local 4 IN/KY members consulting Christy Piti from Sav RX, right, on health issues while others get massages at the clinic’s grand opening.
BAC Local 4 IN/KY members and their families attending the grand opening of the BAC Cares clinic at the Local’s union hall.
access to urgent and preventive care. It will increase health literacy and remove barriers to access care,” said Robin Donovick, Executive Director of IHF, which covers 8,200 participants nationwide. “In order to measure efficacy, we will evaluate the top 5 International Classification of Diseases categories for emergency department and inpatient care encounters before and after participants begin using services at the clinic. We hope the clinic will promote wellness and engage our members in their health, resulting in cost savings to our members and the Plan.” The Indianapolis metropolitan area represents about 3,000 participants, or more than one-third of the Fund’s members nationwide. BAC Local 4 IN/KY, a local affiliate of the Union, helped build the clinic. UnitedHealthcare partnered with the Fund to set up the clinic to ensure best primary healthcare coverage for Local members and their families. The free clinic will be run by a physician’s assistant from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Members will be able to receive flu shots and other vaccinations, physical and wellness exams, biometric screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, diagnostic tests and preventive care. The clinic is conveniently located at BAC Local 4 IN/KY union hall. Members may walk in or make appointments by contacting the Local Union Hall at 765-683-9127.
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Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council
Local 15 Missouri/ Kansas/Nebraska
OH-KY ADC officers present a service award to 75-year member Cliff Faeth for his dedicated service to our Union. From left, Field Representative Jeff King, Local 18 OH President Brian Wear, Local 18 OH retired President, Financial Secretary, and Recording Secretary Cliff Faeth, and retired President of Local 18 OH and SecretaryTreasurer of OH-KY ADC Fred Hubbard.
Clifford Terry, a 70-year member of Local 15 MO/ KS/NE, receives his service award for his lifetime dedication to the Union. Brother Terry enjoys his retired life in Texas.
Local 1 New York
Local 8 Southeast
BAC Local 1 NY 50-year member Norman Terracino, center, receives his Gold Card from Local 1 NY Field Representative Mike Clifford, left, and Secretary-Treasurer Jack Argila.
Local 8 Southeast 50-year member Ronald C. Lavell receives his Gold Card from Local 8 SE President Glenn Kelly, right, and Norfolk Chapter Chair John P. Martin, left.
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Local 1 Alberta
From left, BAC Local 1 Alberta President Rick Bliemel, 25-year member Lindsey Bennett, and Business Manager Alan Ramsay.
Local 1 Alberta 25-year member Ross Price receives his service award from Local 1 Alberta President Rick Bliemel.
Local 2 Washington/ Idaho/Montana
Local 1 Alberta 25-year member Renato Novello Jr., right, receives his service award from Vice President of Tile Ladislav Marcak.
Local 2 WA/ID/MT Gold Card member Darrell Burt, right, and his son, a 40-year member Dean Burt receive their service awards at a meeting in Lewiston, Idaho.
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Local 6 Illinois
Retired Local 6 Illinois President Ed Tegland receives his Gold Card from retired IU Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer, left, and Local 6 IL President Richard Boyd, right.
From left, Local 6 IL Gold Card members Jodee Benoit, Jack Leroy, William Hengl Jr., and Robert Tincher, and Field Representative Eric Mrowicki.
From left, Local 6 IL 40-year member Alan Harn, President Richard Boyd, Gold Card member Gary Bakkelund, and Field Representative Marco Ramirez.
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From left, Field Representative Eric Mrowicki, Gold Card member William J. Brown, 40-year member Casey Burrows, and 25-year member John Rothchild.
From left, Field Representative Bill Olson, 25-year member Rene Perez, 40-year member Bruce Jacques, Local 6 IL President Richard Boyd, 40-year member George Dean, and Gold Card members Daniel Burroughs and James Paulsen.
From left, Local 6 IL President Richard Boyd, 25-year members Dave Marvin and John Lux, and 40-year member James Dunne.
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ENTER TO WIN
REALTREE TALLADEGA RACE WEEKEND OCT. 12-14, 2018
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and Realtree are giving one lucky USA member and three guests three days of unforgettable, white-knuckle racing action Oct. 12-14, 2018 at NASCAR’s biggest track, the legendary Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Prize package includes tickets to Friday’s qualifying action and weekend races including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, plus first-class seating in Realtree’s luxury suite, pit road passes, meals and four nights lodging for four. Must be a Union Sportsmen’s Alliance member or AFL-CIO union member to qualify.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: August 31, 2018.
ENTER SWEEPSTAKES & BECOME A USA MEMBER FOR FREE! www.unionsportsmen.org/talladega
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February Death Benefit Claims for February 2018 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
Alband, Lawrence J. - 02, MI
$133,250.00 $4,000.00 $129,250.00 76 82.63 55.50
MEMBER - LOCAL UNION
BRANCH OF TRADE
Kinney, John R. - 02, MI
B, CM, M
YEARS OF AGE
Lasher, Leroy - 01, NY
B, CM, M
Lawrence, Harold A. - 02, NY/VT
Linn, Alcuin A. - 01, MN/ND
Lorenzo, Dalton I. - 01, HI
Lowe, Jerry L. - 55, OH
Lunardi, George - 03, CA
Magee, Winston C. - 01, NS
B, M, TL
Makua, Jr., James A. - 01, HI
Maraldo, Pietro - 07, NY/NJ
YEARS OF AGE
Maschino, Charles E. - 04, IN/KY
Mechesney, William J. - 09, PA
Metzger, Garland D. - 04, IN/KY
Barchet, Henry J. - 01, MO
Bartholomay, Frank E. - 04, NJ
B, M, P
Miniclier, Charles P. - 03, NY
Bartlett, Melvin A. - 08, NB
Monzel, James M. - 01, MN/ND
Mriden, Richard S. - 01, SD
Nardacci, Albert P. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI
CM, P, B
Bartock, Jr., Peter D. - 04, IN/KY
Bickar, Thomas - 09, PA
Brenneman, Albert S. - 01, PA/DE
Brunner, Kenneth L. - 21, IL
Bujalski, Joseph - 03, NY
Bulgarelli, Ernest F. - 02, MI
Calverley, Robert D. - 01, MN/ND
Cancian, Ezio - 05, OH
Cannistraro, Antonino - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI
Rehrig, Harold R. - 05, PA
CM, P, B
Neike, Otto S. - 55, OH
Nigro, Carl E. - 02, MI
O’Sullivan, Robert S. - 03, NY
Parmenter, Charles F. - 18, OH/KY
Quanstrom, Ralph K. - 06, IL
Cascini, Louis - 03, NY
Reitz, Lamar E. - 05, PA
Craft, Bruce E. - 04, IN/KY
Richard, Clarence W. - 02, MI
Dabrowski, Sr., Stephen M. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI B
Rigoni, Guido - 02, BC
Davis, H. Richard - 09, PA
Sammartino, Nobile - 04, QC
DePellegrini, John E. - 09, PA
Saraceno, Ralph A. - 01, NY
DiGiandomenico, Antonio - 05, OH
Schaflein, William C. - 21, IL
Eggers, John J. - 01, UT
Fioritto, Rino - 02, MI
Foley, Sr., Robert R. - 13, NV
B, M, TL
Foster, Robert K. - 02, MI
B, CM, M
Harvey, Johnnie V. - 21, IL
Hathman, Willard D. - 15, MO/KS/NE
Hayek, James F. - 06, IL
Hulsey, Jr., Wayne L. - 07, NY/NJ
Johnson, Neil R. - 01, MN/ND
Johnson, Sr., Henry L. - 01, MN/ND
Karrick, Steven M. - 08, IL
Kennedy, Lawrence J. - 05, NJ/DE/PA
Scian, Elio - 02, ON
Straker, Richard B. - 01, NY
Sye, Roy - 21, IL
Tavolieri, Sr., Mario A. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI
Taylor, Howard T. - 04, IN/KY
Tedeschi, Sr., David M. - 21, IL
Turle, Sr., Jack G. - 05, OH
Vendittelli, Carl L. - 02, MI
Vretenar, Ludwig - 08, WI
Wakeham, Roy S. - 02, MI
Wennerstrom, Russell A. - 04, IN/KY
Yerina, George A. - 09, PA
Kent, Harold N. - 04, CA
Zahari, Antone P. - 01, MO
Kerr, Charles E. - 04, IN/KY
Zanella, Sam L. - 05, OH
IU Death Benefit Claims must be filed within one year of the member’s death.
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IN LOCAL MEMORIAM COMPASS
MEMBER - LOCAL UNION
March Death Benefit Claims for March 2018 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership
$209,650.00 $6,000.00 $203,650.00 120 82.10 52.58
MEMBER - LOCAL UNION
BRANCH OF TRADE
YEARS OF AGE
Abram, Brian J. - 02, MI Aitala, Gaetano - 01, NY Angelina, Michael G. - 01, PA/DE Arcoleo, David F. - 07, NY/NJ Azar, George I. - 07, NY/NJ Barks, Gregori D. - 16, OH Basile, Anthony - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Battles, James S. - 08, IL Beacco, Angelo F. - 07, NY/NJ Bell, Ernest L. - 04, IN/KY Bernandi, Emilio - 11, WV Berti, Primo - 07, NY/NJ Bischoff, Karl K. - 03, NY Bonelli, Louis A. - 02, NY/VT Brickner, Pius J. - 02, WA/ID/MT Bryson, Neil M. - 01, PA/DE Bunette, George W. - 05, OH Buri, Sr., Frank - 09, PA Byrd, Sr., Michael E. - 04, IN/KY Camarillo, Raymond C. - 04, CA Campbell, Jr., Enlow R. - 09, PA Cardarelli, Henry J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Cawley, Raymond W. - 04, CA Cefferilli, Sr., Joseph P. - 02, NY/VT Cella, James G. - 07, OH Censoplano, Angelo - 02, MI Coldwell, John D. - 01, NS Conde, Jose M. - 08, SE Cosentino, William J. - 01, PA/DE Costello, Sr., Edward P. - 08, OH Del Degan, Giuseppe - 07, CN Dela Cruz, John M. - 01, HI Denney, Robert L. - 55, OH DeVito, John V. - 07, NY/NJ Garlick, Sr., Ray R. - 09, PA Gauch, Jr., William - 08, IL Greenhouse, Michael H. - 08, SE Gretzon, Roger G. - 03, WI Gross, Gerald J. - 21, WI Hagens, Joseph W. - 01, MD/VA/DC Hallinan, William F. - 09, PA Halter, Charles E. - 04, IN/KY Hanson, Robert G. - 02, SD Hartung, William G. - 01, NY Haupt, Jr., William O. - 05, PA Heumann, Edward F. - 01, MO Holland, Leslie D. - 08, IL Holtman, William D. - 05, OH Hutchins, Roger B. - 03, CA James, Robert E. - 18, OH/KY Jasken, John A. - 01, MN/ND Jett, Howard D. - 15, MO/KS/NE Johnson, Jr., Ralph D. - 06, WV
TL B TL FN TL B B CM, B TW B B, M TL B, CM CM, P, B B B B B B, CM B B, M B TL CB, CM TL MW, TL, TW CS, PC MP, FG B B MM TL FN TL B B B B, CM B, CM, M, P B M B B B B B B B TL B, CH, M, W B B B
38 89 81 60 81 71 96 84 84 96 92 91 85 89 86 74 95 86 67 90 86 102 86 80 92 77 84 54 85 89 85 59 73 92 86 82 85 74 84 93 85 93 84 82 94 86 92 85 68 83 84 78 92
1 69 47 28 36 42 67 45 59 71 60 46 61 73 58 55 61 57 23 63 49 69 58 52 48 52 50 11 66 66 42 23 28 48 65 54 67 28 55 67 59 67 59 47 70 68 69 66 14 64 63 44 70
BRANCH OF TRADE
YEARS OF AGE
Jones, Richard D. - 01, OR
Kloos, Jr., George - 08, IL Krapfl, Arthur J. - 08, WI
Landiak, George - 04, NJ Larimer, Charles L. - 08, OH Leberknight, Ronald E. - 05, PA Leighton, Robert W. - 01, OR Levsen, Thomas L. - 06, IL Lockwood, Joseph I. - 08, SE
B. CM, P B B B B, M B, CM, P
91 85 80 65 67 92
60 66 56 39 44 71
Masterson, Peter - 07, NY/NJ McCracken, Jr., Cecil - 05, OK/AR/TX McGinnis, Harold W. - 03, CA McGregor, Robert M. - 01, MN/ND McLaughlin, Kenneth D. - 05, OK/AR/TX Melia, Rocco - 08, OH Meyer, Herbert A. - 08, SE Montague, Austin D. - 01, OR Moorehead, William H. - 04, CA Moser, Theodore - 02, MI
FN B B TL TL B P B, M TL B
86 92 96 80 82 92 88 91 96 82
30 68 71 39 58 56 69 63 60 49
Nash, Robert N. - 02, WA/ID/MT Neary, Jack J. - 01, NY Newby, Kenneth E. - 06, WI Nolen, Jack - 07, KY
B B B, CM, M B
97 92 80 86
51 69 51 59
Pagliarulo, Marco - 01, CT Paulsen, Samuel C. - 01, OR Pearson, David E. - 01, MN/ND Penner, Michael J. - 01, MN/ND Penzi, Umberto - 07, NY/NJ Perillo, Enrico - 04, NJ Persell, Dewaine L. - 01, MN/ND Peterson, Sr., Melvin L. - 08, WI Pfaff, Sr., Andreas - 05, OH Pfeiffer, John - 04, CA Picano, Anthony - 01, NY Pineta, Francesco - 04, NJ Powell, William O. - 55, OH Pryor, Gerald M. - 05, OK/AR/TX
P, CB B B, M, MM TL TW B B, M B, M, RE B B B B B B
92 85 77 34 94 83 82 70 86 76 87 77 85 71
59 58 53 6 61 64 60 50 65 51 57 35 63 55
Rabanal, Rodney P. - 02, WA/ID/MT Rapoza, Peter A. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Reimers, Roger R. - 06, IL Remer, Leonard A. - 04, SD Ricard, Jr., Harry G. - 08, SE Rocks, James - 02, BC Ruh, Eugene A. - 11, WI
B CM, M, PM, B B, M B, M B B B, M, P
25 72 84 84 76 88 94
4 47 66 64 50 60 67
Sabatino, Anthony J. - 09, OH Sanclemente, Andrew J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Savage, Richard E. - 02, MI Schaedler, Leroy H. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Schulz, Charles E. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Schumacher, James - 07, NY/NJ Scott, Jr., Lamar - 04, IN/KY Shillabeer, Samuel - 05, PA Silliman, Paul J. - 01, MO Simpson, Kenneth G. - 02, MI Sovran, Renato - 02, ON Sutton, Ronald G. - 15, MO/KS/NE
B B MM, M B, CM, M B, CM, P, W FN B, M FN B B B B, M
94 88 91 93 80 80 86 94 77 84 84 80
70 67 70 63 62 29 60 28 61 61 57 52
Teixeira, Augusto D. - 01, CT Trudrung, Siegfried - 04, WI
B, CM B, CM
Valtin, Walter B. - 03, NY Valva, Mark A. - 08, OH Veltri, Sr., John T. - 09, WV Volkey, Larry K. - 34, WI Votra, Dennis P. - 02, NY/VT
B, CM B MM, TL, TW B, M TL, TW, PC
82 58 87 74 64
54 39 54 26 31
Walsh, Timothy D. - 01, OR Weisbrod, Richard - 18, OH/KY Weiss, Glenn E. - 01, MN/ND Wendling, William A. - 05, PA
B B B B, CM
74 73 80 78
51 56 54 27
IU Death Benefit Claims must be filed within one year of the member’s death.
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April Death Benefit Claims for April 2018 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
Accumanno, Cosimo - 01, NY Apodaca, Juan G. - 04, CA
$182,000.00 $1,000.00 $181,000.00 99 83.28 57.11 YEARS OF AGE
Bailey, Darwin J. - 02, WA/ID/MT Bicking, John J. - 21, IL Binder, Harold L. - 03, AZ/NM Bogh, William M. - 01, OR Bolton, Donald A. - 02, MI Bongiorno, Salvatore N. - 03, NY Bonner, Francis P. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Bowers, Sr., John E. - 08, SE
B, M, TL B B, M B TL, TW P B B, M
83 82 87 91 87 84 88 79
58 64 66 65 62 51 60 53
Capistrant, Roland E. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Carini, Alfred - 21, IL Colussi, Bruno J. - 09, PA Criscuolo, Frank - 01, NY Cunningham, James A. - 05, OH
B B B, M PC B
83 95 87 92 89
54 70 66 74 72
D’Andrea, Ennio - 07, CN Davis, Ray E. - 02, WA/ID/MT Dorsey, Richard L. - 04, CA Douglas, John H. - 21, IL
TL B, M TL B
81 93 88 89
60 71 62 66
Fermo, James R. - 01, NY Fischer, Gerhard - 21, IL Fix, Frank C. - 56, IL Furno, Peter - 04, IN/KY
B B B B
86 82 65 52
62 54 44 26
Galassini, Guido - 21, IL Geiman, David L. - 04, CA Graffitti, Remo D. - 07, NY/NJ Griggs, Jr., Robert - 46, OH
B B, M TL B, CM
96 87 88 65
69 58 67 29
Hill, Robert E. - 15, WV
B, CM, M, PC
Kattera, Richard A. - 09, PA Kniola, Richard E. - 04, IN/KY Kooney, John - 05, OH Kozar, Jr., Joseph - 21, IL Kramer, Gary P. - 08, IL Kummerling, Klaus - 03, CA
B B B B B TL
89 76 90 72 66 75
55 48 65 50 40 44
Lafemina, John - 01, NY Leach, Jack I. - 02, BC Leo, Accursio - 05, PA Lollini, William O. - 09, OH Lombardi, Mario - 05, NJ/DE/PA Loudermilk, Carl - 55, OH Lowry, Timothy L. - 04, IN/KY Lynam, Michael K. - 05, NJ/DE/PA
B B B B B, CM B B, M B, CM, P
83 83 87 93 83 77 60 95
64 64 50 71 58 27 19 60
Marcolini, Ottavino F. - 05, NJ/DE/PA
MEMBER - LOCAL UNION
BRANCH OF TRADE
YEARS OF AGE
Martin, Robert G. - 15, MO/KS/NE Mason, John W. - 05, NJ/DE/PA McIntyre, Ferdinand - 08, NB McJunkins, Jr., Roy E. - 08, SE Merkel, William R. - 09, WI Michitsh, Josef - 01, NY Moniz, Jr., Virginio - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Monk, Floyd W. - 01, NS Moore, Gary A. - 05, PA Moreels, Lucien A. - 15, MO/KS/NE Murray, Richard J. - 02, NY/VT
TL, MM B, CM B B B, CM, M, P, TL B B, M, MM B, RE B B B, M
87 83 78 87 86 82 89 70 59 87 87
48 51 52 63 62 61 47 48 25 63 68
Nassivera, Morris A. - 02, NY/VT Nester, Steve - 05, OH Newlin, Jr., Malcolm E. - 04, IN/KY Nicolia, Giulio - 01, CT
B B B CM
92 94 85 94
70 69 62 65
O’Banion, Jr., Earl C. - 18, OH/KY O’Driscoll, Jerry W. - 03, NY Olsen, Jr., Conrad H. - 02, WA/ID/MT Ostertag, Bernard A. - 01, MN/ND
B B B, M CB
80 80 93 80
57 61 71 55
Palmieri, Salvatore - 04, CA Pepper, Dale W. - 05, PA Pihl, Leonard W. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Price, Jr., William L. - 05, OK/AR/TX Puntel, Albert - 01, PA/DE
B B B, M B, M M
86 73 81 84 86
61 53 53 66 68
Queen, Richard G. - 09, PA
Rahawi, Baheji - 07, NY/NJ Reynolds, Sr., Leon - 01, NY Rudnicki, Norman F. - 22, OH
TL B B
56 97 91
30 65 65
Sandstrom, Richard A. - 02, MI Sarantos, Christos - 04, NJ Saunders, George - 02, MI Schaub, George F. - 21, IL Scherer, Rudolf - 04, IN/KY Siewertsen, Roy E. - 55, OH Sims, Champ - 08, SE Singleton, Jeremy P. - 01, MO Sloan, Jr., Joseph E. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Smallwood, Harry K. - 04, IN/KY Solorzano, Albert A. - 04, CA Starr, Charles L. - 15, MO/KS/NE Starr, III, Charles L. - 05, OK/AR/TX Steele, Richard G. - 04, CA Steinle, William B. - 01, HI Stelting, Harry E. - 01, OR Stirek, Ronald L. - 08, IL Straatmann, James - 01, MO
B CM B B B MM, TL, M B PC B B, M B B B, M B B P B B
90 67 93 95 90 92 93 37 83 91 93 89 65 85 93 90 84 82
69 43 62 71 51 69 66 2 63 69 66 69 44 67 70 66 65 47
Taylor, William A. - 02, WA/ID/MT Tenney, Richard O. - 02, WA/ID/MT Tewell, Ronnie E. - 08, IL Thorsen, Jr., Norman T. - 04, CA Trama, Jr., Anthony A. - 01, PA/DE
B B B, M B FN
89 70 70 87 84
63 44 47 61 29
Wesenbert, Klaus S. K. - 03, NY Williams, William M. - 01, WI Willow, Jr., Cloyd E. - 01, MD/VA/DC Wilson, Thelbert J. - 01, MD/VA/DC Wysocki, Sr., Stanley S. - 05, PA
P, B B, M, W B, M, MM B B
83 90 91 101 83
61 71 67 57 61
IU Death Benefit Claims must be filed within one year of the member’s death.
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