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BAC ISSUE 1 / 2013

Eastern U.S.

Seismic Retrofitting Before It’s Too Late

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Journal BAC

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10 BAC Sporting Life P R E S ID E N T ’S M E S S A G E /M E N S A J E D E L P R E S ID E N TE 1 L E G IS L ATIV E & P O L ITICA L U P DATE 3

5&7 Seismic Retrofitting Before It’s Too Late

Right-to-Work-for-Less Update • President Boland, Local 3 California Honored by Worker Advocacy Group

M em b ers at W or k 4

“Best of the Best” on Display at DePaul’s New Theatre School • Elite Monument Earthquake Repair Team Taps BAC Contractor, Members

imi 6

Air Barrier Certifications Promise More Jobs for BAC Members • Seismic Test Shows Retrofitting Essential to Ensure Public Safety and Structural Integrity • IMI and BAC Commit Major Funding to Advance BIM for Masonry • Welding Classes Begin at Flynn Center

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Wondolowski Elected to Lead Cleveland Building Trades • Questionnaire for Women Members • Superstorm Sandy Can’t Wash Away Solidarity

b ac sporting li f e 10

Fishing Derby Brings the Great Outdoors to Great Group of Kids

international f unds 16

Direct Deposit Now Required for Federal Benefit Payments • IPF Canada Grow-in Benefits/Opt-out Notice • Sav-Rx True to its Name • Save Money – Use Network Laboratories

apprentices 18

2012 BAC Western States Apprentice Contest • Local 1 Washington Outstanding Apprentice Honored • 2012 Wisconsin District Council Contest • BAC Members Win Big at Masonry Skills Challenge • Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI Hosts 2012 Contest retirees

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Retired IU President John T. Joyce

Local 2 New York/Vermont Veteran Survived Pearl Harbor • Local 3 California Life Member Manny Sears • Local 5 Pennsylvania Retiree Breakfast canada

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Local 1 Nova Scotia Hosts Marketing Training • La section locale de la Nouvelle-Écosse organise une formation en marketing

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New Website Helps Workers and Contractors Work Safely with Silica


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Retired IU President John T. Joyce • Bob Douglas, Local 21 Illinois — Retired IU Craft Director • Leroy E. Hunter, Local 15 West Virginia — Retired WV ADC Director

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J ames Boland , 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


Let’s Grow the Middle Class, Not Chip Away at It – reform that includes a path to citizenship for those who have already contributed so much to the vitality and creativity of our country; a rational approach to securing our borders; an independent commission to evaluate labor shortages; and a work authorization system that holds employers accountable for unlawful practices.

ne of the few things on which President Obama and Republican leaders appear to agree these days is that our immigration system is broken. And while differences remain among legislators as to the approach and specific provisions of immigration reform, as this Journal goes to press I am encouraged by the progress Senate negotiators have made in initiating a number of core worker protections in this bill.

We’ve already seen the non-union use the recession as a subtext for driving down wages, ignoring unsafe working conditions and shirking tax and benefit obligations. Now, fearful that immigration reform will cut into its ready, easily exploited workforce, they’re trying to convince lawmakers that legions of low-skilled temporary foreign workers are necessary to address U.S. workforce “shortages” in the construction sector. Shortages – really? Even as general unemployment edges downward, construction unemployment remains almost double the national rate, which is projected to stay in double digits through 2014.

As trade unionists, our main concern is that all workers deserve dignity and freedom from exploitation. In a recent membership survey, 71% of BAC members supported a path to citizenship for undocumented workers. We are also painfully aware that the current system is inexorably tied to policies that have created a low-wage economy that has kept wages down for all U. S. workers for more than three decades. Over time, rigid barriers to citizenship in the U.S. and the explosion of networks that maintain a steady flow of undocumented workers to crooked employers have institutionalized a sub-economy where employers have all the power and benefits and workers are subject to grave dangers and exploitation. You don’t have to be an economist to know that exploitation on this scale depresses and perpetuates low wages and substandard working conditions for all workers. Or, that it makes it impossible to adjust our immigration policies to labor market needs.

BAC will continue to advocate for fair and equitable immigration reform and temporary worker policies that reflect the under- and unemployment realities of our members. Bringing workers out of the shadows that have consigned them to unsafe, exploitative jobsites and into our mainstream economy is the right thing to do, the Union thing to do, and the democratic thing to do. We need to grow our middles class, not continue to chip away at it. I encourage you to stay informed on this issue and others that impact you and your families at the “Legislative/Political” section of and to visit us on Facebook at

BAC is proud to stand with our sister unions and a broad coalition of community, faith-based, worker advocacy groups and many responsible business partners in our commitment to securing meaningful immigration reform

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mensaje del presidente

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

Hagamos Crecer a la Clase Media, Journal No la Desgastemos BAC

issue 1, 2013


na de las pocas cosas en las que el Presidente Obama y los líderes Republicanos parecen coincidir estos días es que nuestro sistema inmigratorio está dañado. Y si bien aún existen diferencias entre los legisladores en lo que respecta a la estrategia y las disposiciones específicas de una reforma inmigratoria, a la fecha de publicación de este volumen del Journal, me alienta el progreso que los negociadores del Senado han hecho para iniciar una serie de protecciones laborales básicas en este proyecto de ley. Como sindicalistas, nuestro principal asunto de interés es que todos los trabajadores merecen dignidad y ser libres de la explotación. En una encuesta reciente a nuestros miembros, el 71% de los miembros del BAC apoyaban un camino para la ciudadanía para trabajadores indocumentados. También estamos penosamente conscientes de que el sistema actual se encuentra inexorablemente atado a políticas que han dado origen a una economía de salarios bajos que por más de tres décadas ha mantenido deprimidos los salarios para todos los trabajadores de los Estados Unidos. Con el transcurso del tiempo, los rígidos obstáculos impuestos para obtener la ciudadanía en los Estados Unidos y la explosión de redes que mantienen un suministro constante de trabajadores indocumentados para empleadores inescrupulosos, han institucionalizado una sub-economía donde los empleadores tienen todo el poder y beneficios, y los trabajadores están sujetos a graves peligros y explotación. No se tiene que ser un economista para saber que una explotación de tal escala deprime y perpetúa los salarios bajos y las condiciones de trabajo sub-estándar para todos los trabajadores. O que imposibilita el ajustar nuestras políticas de inmigración a las necesidades del mercado laboral. El BAC se enorgullece en apoyar a nuestros sindicatos hermanos y a una amplia coalición de grupos comunitarios y religiosos de defensoría de los trabajadores así como también


a muchos socios comerciales responsables en nuestro compromiso por obtener una reforma inmigratoria significativa – reforma ésta que incluya un camino a la ciudadanía para aquellos que ya han contribuido tanto a la vitalidad y creatividad de nuestro país; una estrategia lógica para asegurar nuestras fronteras; una comisión independiente para evaluar la escasez laboral; y un sistema de autorización de trabajo que responsabilice a los empleadores por participar en prácticas ilegales. Ya hemos observado que operaciones no sindicalizadas utilizan la recesión como un subtexto para reducir los salarios, ignorando las condiciones pelogrosas de trabajo, y eludir obligaciones tributarias y de prestaciones sociales. Ahora, temerosos de que la reforma inmigratoria interrumpirá su suministro de mano de obra lista y fácilmente explotable, están tratando de convencer a los legisladores de que se necesitan legiones de trabajadores extranjeros temporales de pocas calificaciones para poder abordar las “escaseces” de mano de obra en el sector de la construcción. Escasez - ¿en serio? Aun cuando el desempleo en general comienza a declinar, el desempleo en la industria de la construcción continúa siendo casi el doble del índice nacional, el cual se proyecta permanecerá en los dígitos dobles a lo largo del 2014. BAC continuará abogando por una reforma inmigratoria justa y equitativa, y por políticas de trabajadores temporales que reflejen las realidades de subempleo y desempleo de nuestros miembros. Sacar a los trabajadores de las sombras que los han consignado a sitios de empleos inseguros y explotadores e incorporarlos a nuestra economía principal es lo correcto, la cosa Sindical que hacer, la cosa democrática que hacer. Necesitamos hacer crecer a nuestra clase media, no continuar desgastándola. Lo animo a permanecer informado sobre este y otros temas que lo afectan a usted y a su familia en la sección “Legislativa/Política” de y a visitarnos en Facebook en

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Executive Board James Boland President

Henry F. Kramer Secretary-Treasurer

Gerard Scarano Executive Vice President

Timothy Driscoll Executive Vice President

Regional Directors N o rt h e a s t

Al Catalano

IU Regional Director, Northeast 304 Kenwood Ave #4 Delmar, NY 12054 (518) 439-6080 SO U TH

Ed Navarro

IU Regional Director, South 6201 S.E. Beaver View Rd Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 357-3048 N o rt h C e n t r a l

Steve Bailey

IU Regional Director, North Central 60 Gailwood Drive, Suite D St. Peters, MO 63376 (636) 794-4878 West

Dave Sheppard

IU Regional Director, West P.O. Box 261 Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026 (509) 465-3500 Canada

Craig Strudwick

IU Acting Regional Director, Canada 2100 Thurston Drive #3 Ottawa, ON K1G 4K8 (613) 830-0333 Editorial Staff: Connie Lambert, Yin Yin The 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 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.

legislative & political update

Members and officers of Locals 1 (left) and 9 MI, rallying against passage of the state’s Right-toWork-for-Less legislation in December.

Right-to-Work-for-Less Update


ight-to-Work-for-Less (RTWFL) wasn’t on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) agenda, or so he said. In one of the more notable political flip-flops in recent memory, late last year Snyder did a ‘180’ and railroaded the anti-work bill through the state’s lame-duck legislative session that shut out the public. Right-to-Work-for-Less laws require unions to represent all eligible employees, whether they pay dues or not. Unions are forced to expend time and members’ dues money to provide union benefits

to workers that pay nothing and get all the benefits of union membership. The true goal of these laws “has nothing to do with workers’ rights and everything to do with busting the union contract,” says BAC President James Boland.


In his acceptance remarks, President Boland noted BAC’s rich immigrant

For updates and to learn more about Rightto-Work-for-Less, go to and click on the Legislative/Political section.

Although frustrated and disappointed over the measure’s passage in a state often considered to be the cradle of the U.S. labor movement, nevertheless both Michigan Locals have worked with contractors and members to educate all parties about the new law, which took effect March 28th.

President Boland, Local 3 California Honored by Worker Advocacy Group AC officers and members were honored at the Instituto Laboral de la Raza’s 2013 National LaborCommunity Awards dinner on March 22, 2013 in San Francisco. The non-profit Instituto provides training opportunities and a path to union membership for lowincome workers in the Bay area and across California. BAC President James Boland was the evening’s Guest of Honor and recipient of the National Labor Leader of the Year award. In addition, the Instituto presented its coveted California Labor Leadership Award to Local 3 California, which Local 3 President Dave Jackson and Secretary-Treasurer Tony Santos accepted on the Local’s behalf.

RTWFL is now rearing its ugly head in Ohio under the guise of the erroneously named “Workplace Freedom Amendment” in the form of a signature drive to get the measure on the state ballot. If passed, it would undercut the state’s middle class in the same way Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and his allies had planned to do through his now-rejected Senate Bill 5. OhioKentucky ADC Director Ken Kudela is part of a statewide labor campaign to communicate the danger the measure poses to BAC and union members and to caution them not to sign a related petition. Locals 5 and 36 Ohio are doing their part by using their sign (inset, below) to broadcast that message.

heritage and the Union’s support of immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship, adequate worker protections and secure borders. In addition, he noted the importance such reforms will have in accelerating the country’s economic recovery: “I feel a special bond with those who came to this country to find greater opportunity, bringing with them many of the same aspirations that propelled my journey here in early ’70s from the west of Ireland…I share in my Union’s pride that, as the oldest, continuing trade union in North America, our survival and growth – through some very difficult times – are integrally tied to our capacity to welcome immigrant workers to our ranks.

BAC President James Boland, left, receives the 2013 National Labor Leader of the Year Award from Instituto Laboral de la Raza Executive Board President Jaime Gonzalez.

Putting our immigration system on the right path will also help put our economy back on the right path, along with passing a national minimum wage that people can survive on without sliding into poverty, and restoring collective bargaining rights.”

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members at work

“Best of the Best” on Display at DePaul’s New Theatre School


.R. Weis Company (WRW) of Chicago, a leading BAC signatory stone and restoration contractor, prides itself on offering clients the “Best of the Best”, and that includes its skilled workforce. As this article goes to print, members of Local 21 Illinois employed by WRW are putting the finishing touches on DePaul University’s new Theatre School on its Lincoln Park campus on Chicago’s northside. The project, designed by world renowned architect Cesar Pelli, recipient of the

2005 BAC Louis Sullivan Award, features more than 45,000 square feet of the Eclad exterior stone cladding system. The Eclad system consists of aluminum grid supports and a three-dimensional anchor system that accommodates various building tolerances and movement. The stone support and restraint clips lock vertically into the horizontal rail, which increases resistance to extraction. It is available either as an open joint pressureequalized system, or as specified for the

As DePaul University’s new Theatre School nears completion, installation of stone units.

Local 21 IL member Tim Penman attaches support clips to the structure that secures the vertical support mullions, which in turn will support the stone cladding.


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DePaul project, a fully sealed system with high performance thermal breaks and insulation. W.R. Weis management and BAC members completed extensive training to become certified installers of the Eclad system. The specification of an insulated system allowed Weis to enclose the building (including a weatherresistant barrier) prior to installation of the stone units. This provided the added benefit of allowing interior fit-out work to proceed during the winter months. The project was awarded to the W.R. Weis Company based on its extensive portfolio of successful stone cladding projects. From the installation of the support mullions to the insulation and exterior stone units, all work was exclusively performed by BAC members. Project Foreman Tim Kearns, a 30-year member of Local 21, supervised the installation of the Eclad system. The project lasted 10 months and at its peak, employed 45 members. “We’re seeing more and more designers and owners going with modular exterior stone systems and it’s critical that the International and our Locals and ADCs work closely with IMI and ICE to ensure that similar projects are being bid by our signatory contractors in all areas,” BAC President James Boland said. “It’s impossible to be ‘too’ proactive in claiming this work for our members.”

Installation of vertical mullions and insulated panels into the Eclad system.

members at work

Members installing the Granite base course.

Bill Krol of Local 21 IL installs additional Eclad framing for the project’s spandrel condition.

The new Theatre School is scheduled to open in Fall 2013. To view the live webcam of construction, go to

A member installs an insulated panel into the system.

Elite Monument Earthquake Repair Team Taps BAC Contractor, Members


embers of Local 1 Maryland/ Virginia/DC, employed by BAC signatory contractor Lorton Stone LLC of Springfield, Virginia, will soon begin exterior stone restoration of the Washington Monument that was badly damaged by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington D.C. area in August 2011. Lorton is an integral part of the highly experienced team assembled by Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts, which was awarded the contract by the National Park Service in December, that also includes general contractor Grunley Construction Co. and the scaffolding firm of Universal Builders Supply. The repair project is expected to take between 12 and 18 months to complete. Lorton Stone and members of Local 1 performed the Washington

Monument’s previous comprehensive stone restoration from 1998 to 2000. Compared to the West Coast, is the built environment of the eastern United States under- or ill-prepared to withstand another seismic event of similar or greater magnitude than the 2011 ‘quake? “Yes,” says BAC President James Boland, who has advanced the shared concerns of seismic experts with public officials that mid-level unreinforced masonry structures must be evaluated and in many cases, retrofitted, to safeguard the public. Adds Boland, “There is ample evidence that when properly reinforced, masonry has excellent seismic resiliency. Doing so will not only help save lives but preserve our architectural heritage.” For more on BAC’s and IMI’s efforts to raise awareness on the need for regional seismic retrofitting, turn to page 7.

Stephen Bobb Photography

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Air Barrier Certifications Promise More Jobs for BAC Members


AC members will soon have increased access to Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) certifications, thanks to a new IMI Train-the-Trainer program at the Flynn Center in Bowie, Maryland. Twelve instructors recently spent a week at the Flynn Center completing the course and taking the required exam to be able to teach and administer ABAA certifications. Typically ABAA certifications cost approximately $1,500 for training per person, but under a cooperative agreement between IMI and ABAA, BAC members and contractors can receive the same training from IMI for free. They then will only have to pay the ABAA license fee of $250 and an annual renewal of $100.

Group photo of first IMI/ABAA Air Barrier Installation Course.

The use of air barriers, which is not a material but a system that can take many different forms in construction, has increased dramatically and is a huge growth market for BAC members and contractors. According to ABAA, “Air barriers control the unintended movement of air into and out of a building enclosure.” The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that up to 40 percent of the energy used to heat and cool a building is due to uncontrolled air leakage. DOE’s goal is to reduce energy consumption by 50 percent by 2020. This has led many federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to require air barrier systems. Many states now also include it in their building codes.

Installer is sealing membrane with the manufacturer’s suggested sealant.

Preparing CMU wall for fluid-applied membrane.


Installation of self-adhered membrane around a window opening.

Installers are finalizing the membrane installation around wall penetrations.

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A BAC member installs fluid-applied membrane on prepared CMU wall.


Seismic Test Shows Retrofitting Essential to Ensure Public Safety and Structural Integrity


here are roughly 8,000 to 10,000 mid-rise, multi-wythe brick masonry structures, built between 1840 and 1930 in New York City alone. Add to those the thousands of similar buildings in other major cities and it only makes sense to test how they perform in earthquakes. Working with the University of Buffalo, IMI, the International Union, and Local 3 New York combined forces to see how masonry performs. In February, they conducted a series of seismic tests to develop and improve numerical models of buildings to determine how vulnerable they can be in earthquakes:

From left to right, Juan Aleman, a graduate research assistant in engineering at the University of Buffalo, Rick Williamson, Frank Pietrowski, Bruno Belluz, Jim Bilotta, William Haagen and Todd Flynn, all of Local 3 NY. Not pictured are Local 3 members Frank Martinez and Mike Pizetoski. Results of the test show that unreinforced masonry structures need retrofit to properly handle anticipated future seismic events to maximize public safety and structural integrity.

The International Union and IMI are working with the New York City Council, the Maryland Department of General Services and other public agencies to gain greater seismic retrofit legislation, increasing not only public safety, but work opportunities for BAC members. Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland established the Seismic Safety Task Force, including BAC President James Boland and IMI National Director of Industry Development Dave Sovinski to assess every building

owned or operated by the State to rank them in order of danger in an earthquake. This information will go to the Maryland General Assembly for funding of the retrofit work.

IMI and BAC Commit Major Funding to Advance BIM for Masonry


MI and BAC have each made a substantial financial commitment this year to the Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) effort as it rolls out its roadmap to fully integrate masonry into the design process. “This is particularly important since other competing industries are embracing the use of digital modeling, clash detection and construction coordination using BIM,” said BAC President James Boland

who also serves as co-chair of IMI. “Our goal is to keep masonry competitive by leveraging our natural advantages as a quality material with a skilled labor force to combine with coming technological improvements to make sure our members are competing on a level playing field with other products and systems.” Working with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Digital Building Laboratory, the masonry industry developed the roadmap, which repre-

sents a total immersion of all aspects of masonry, from architectural and engineering coordination through masonry materials and properties to construction management and mason contracting functions. As the project moves into its next phase, IMI and BAC will be working to familiarize and educate members and contractors on the use of BIM-M so that the industry will not lose any time once it is fully operational.

Welding Classes Begin at Flynn Center Whether it’s refractory work, stone, brick or restoration, having a welding certification can mean expanded work opportunities for BAC members. Welding booths were recently constructed and outfitted at the IMI National Training Center to give more members access to this valuable training. For further information, contact Standing from left, IMI instructor Keith Schoenberger, and students Jamie Zielinski, Beth Wesley, Samuel Mastronardi, John Jump, and Chicago welding instructor Lars Espeland; kneeling is student Jason Olender.

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news in brief

Wondolowski Elected to Lead Cleveland Building Trades


avid Wondolowski, a 19-year member of Local 5 Ohio, was elected in January as Executive Secretary of the 100-year old Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council (CBCTC).

very start,” says ADC Director Ken Kudela, adding, “our loss is the Building Trades’ and the labor movement’s gain.” Wondolowski was also an elected Councilman of the Broadview Heights City Council from 2003 to 2007.

Prior to his election, Brother Wondolowski served as a Field Representative for the Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council for almost seven years. “Dave’s leadership abilities jumped out at us from the

Guided by Brother Wondolowski and eight Executive Board members, the CBCTC along with its 30 affiliated local building trades unions will continue to serve more than 10,000 union members by representing their interests in regula-

Newly elected Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, Local 5 OH member Dave Wondolowski.

tory and legislative decision-making and building labor and management alliances in order to expand work opportunities for skilled construction workers.

Questionnaire for Women Members


he International Union does not include information on a member’s race, ethnicity or gender in its membership records. In an effort to gain further insight into the concerns of women members, BAC is establishing a separate, voluntary database to use to communicate with women in the trowel trades. The database will be maintained separately from the general membership database, and will be used exclusively for outreach purposes, such as identifying individuals to participate in surveys, focus groups and task forces; and identifying individuals who are willing to act as resources for other women members or potential members. If you are interested in being part of this survey, please complete the following form and return it to:


Yes, I’d like to participate in BAC’s upcoming survey on women in the trowel trades.





(middle initial)

Address: _______________________________________________________________






Phone Number: ________-__________-____________

(zip/postal code)

landline _____ cell _____



BAC Outreach International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers 620 F Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20004



The information provided will be kept in a confidential file separate from the Union’s general membership records. Again, we thank you for your interest and want to remind you that your cooperation is voluntary. You will not be subject to adverse treatment on the basis of any information you provide, or if you decide not to participate.

Trade(s): _______________________________________________________________

Six-digit IU Membership Number: __________________________________________

(number & state/province)

Would you be willing to participate in future surveys or focus groups? Yes_____


Signature _______________________________________ Date _________________

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news in brief

a b ove :

Severe property damage on the Jersey shore.

right: U.S. House Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ), right, visited the affected neighborhoods in his District including the home of IU Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano.

Superstorm Sandy Can’t Wash Away Solidarity


s Superstorm Sandy washed over large stretches of the New York and New Jersey shoreline on October 25th, the devastation in its wake was almost unimaginable – massive flooding, power outages, and property damage to the tune of $30 billion, not to mention the tragic loss of life. Despite crippled communications and the loss of power, which in some areas

lasted for weeks, even months, the leaders of Local 1 New York, Local 7 New York/New Jersey and the New Jersey Administrative District Council cranked into high gear to assess the impact on BAC members and reach out to them directly. Officers immediately began coordinating with area first responders as well as the International Union to ensure

The IU Executive Board in March with the recipients of a special award for “outstanding member outreach in the wake of Superstorm Sandy,” from left, BAC Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer and Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, Local 7 New York/New Jersey President Tom Lane, Local 1 New York President Jerry Sullivan, BAC President James Boland, Director of the New Jersey Administrative District Council Richard Tolson, and BAC Executive Vice President Tim Driscoll.

that assistance from the International’s Disaster Relief Fund could be quickly dispatched. They worked with labormanagement committees and vendors to supplement the awards, also adding to them from their own treasuries. To date, 80 members were assisted as a result of their efforts. At the winter meeting of the BAC Executive Council on March 10th, the IU paid tribute to these three Northeast affiliates for, in the words of BAC President James Boland, “their outstanding member outreach in the wake of Superstorm Sandy… Your compassion and fraternal concern for the well-being of your members and their families have made an enormous difference at a time when they needed their Union the most.” Boland also recognized his fellow IU officers for their recent contributions to the Fund and the IU staff, whose combined annual leave contributions netted $35,000 for the Fund. In addition, he singled out IU Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano for his role in overseeing the Fund and the IU’s efforts to help members cope during trying times. Boland said, “That was especially true last fall when Jerry was there at every turn for Locals and members alike, regardless of the considerable property damage that he and family experienced as a direct result of Sandy.”

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sporting life

BAC SPORTING LIFE On the job, BAC members give their all to carry on the Union’s proud tradition of craftsmanship, skill and productivity as the trowel trades’ “best hands in the business.” Away from the jobsite or in retirement, whether it’s hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, biking or just playing with their kids or grandkids in the backyard, members bring that same enthusiasm and spirit to an amazing array of sporting interests and hobbies. To kick off this year’s “Sporting Life,” the Journal is highlighting a remarkable event organized by the Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council and Union Sportsman Alliance (USA) that offers an inspiring blend of love of the outdoors with Union service.

Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council

Fishing Derby Brings the Great Outdoors to Great Group of Kids Twenty Geauga County special needs youngsters and their families enjoyed a day of fishing at the Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve in Munson Township, Ohio, last June as part of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Boots on the Ground program and inaugural Take Kids Fishing Day, co-sponsored by the Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council, Local 16 OH, and the Geauga Park District.

This youngster’s smile and sense of accomplishment says it all, as Local 8 member Don McMurdy, right, helps him retrieve his catch.

OH-KY ADC Field Representative Ted Linscott and his fishing partner.


Getting close to nature and dipping a line in the water was an opportunity some of these kids rarely have. Thanks to the Union, they enjoyed a sun-filled day harvesting bluegills, bass and catfish.

Proud volunteers and young anglers.

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The ADC raised more than $30,000 to organize the event and dozens of members volunteered to give advice and encouragement to the young anglers. Each participant was given a rod and reel to test their skills and take home at the end of the day. “It’s really about the kids, not who got the biggest fish,” said ADC Director Ken Kudela. “To see their eyes light up and to be able to participate in something beautiful that so many of us take for granted is just beyond words.” Burton Township Trustee, Local 16 OH member and volunteer Jim Dvorak also praised the program. “USA’s Boots on

sporting life

Local 8 Field Representative Jerre Riggle, left, with a happy youngster.

the Ground Program helps us reach out to the communities and to accomplish good, positive things. We are Union craftworkers. We build buildings all the time, but with a program like this, we build relationships.” The fishing outing is the second USA-ADC sponsored event and follows their successful inaugural Youth Deer Hunt for special needs children in late 2011. And it certainly won’t be the last. Director of USA Fundraising and

Local 16 member John Lucarelli and his teammate wait patiently for a nibble on the line.

Special Events Nate Whiteman said that the organization will continue working with BAC and other union brothers and sisters to provide children across the country an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

To find out how you can get involved with a USA Boots on the Ground program in your area, contact the USA’s National Events and Fundraising Coordinator Tim Bindl at or 608-397-1023.

Local 1 Minnesota/North Dakota

To say Local 1 MN/ND member Nathan Toupal loves mountain biking is an understatement. When he’s not on a road trip to Utah, Arizona, Colorado, California, Oregon, or Washington to mountain bike, he’s traversing the Midwest. And in case you wondered, cold weather isn’t an issue for this intrepid cyclist. In fact, Old Man Winter is a welcome friend. Brother Toupal can’t wait to bike down the frozen river to Lake Superior and ride on giant ice mounds along the shoreline. In addition to biking, Nathan is a trail builder, giving his time to build the pump track for the Sea Otter Classic bike race in Monterey, CA, volunteering his skills to build new trails at Mont du Lac ski resort in Duluth, MN, or making trails on his own property.

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sporting life Local 1 Pennsylvania/Delaware

Local 1 PA/DE member Mike Kelly, posing with his outstanding catch, a giant striper.

John Cuccurullo of Local 1 PA/DE had a great hunting season that included bagging this 11-point buck with his Browning 270 on the last day of rifle season. At right, he takes a 30-yard neck shot with his Excalibur crossbow late in archery season.

Local 9 Pennsylvania

Don Levic of Local 9 PA and Laura, his twelve-year-old daughter, posing with her first spring gobbler.

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After working in the trades for over 40 years, Local 9 PA retiree William “Shifty� Schaff has been enjoying his retirement traveling and fishing. In the Panama Canal, he and his son, who was in the Army at the time, caught 60 big mouth bass in two hours. Pictured, a 32-inch sea bass that Brother Schaff caught in the Chesapeake Bay in 2012.


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le f t: Local 9 PA retiree Jack Lynch caught this crappie in Pymatuning Lake, PA.

sporting life Local 5 Ohio

Seventeen-year-old Joey Travagliante, grandson of Local 5 OH Life Member Joseph Travagliante, was a starting fullback on Avon High School’s varsity football team.

From left, Local 5 OH members Leif Carlson, Cole Carlson, and a friend with a large haul of walleyes on a sunny day last July.

Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky

Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI

Local 4 IN/KY Field Representative David Brinegar’s son Levi harvested his first deer.

Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI member Michael Lepre’s son Michael fishing at a local campground. He was so excited to catch a bass!

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sporting life Locals 1 Nova Scotia and 6 Ontario

Local 6 ON member Hugh Hanley’s ten-year-old son Ryan enjoyed trout fishing with his grandpa, Local 1 NS member Bernard Hanley, right, in Judique, Cape Breton.

Local 6 Illinois

Local 6 IL member Chris Robertson harvested this 245-pound bear with a compound bow in Caramat, ON at The Bears Den last August. Brother Robertson’s granddaughter, Christin, right, gave him one of her cinnamon-powdered donuts to use as bait.

Local 21 Illinois

Local 21 member Gary Koehler’s daughter Alicia proudly posing with this 35-inch, 12.5-pound northern pike caught on Lake Waubesa, Madison, WI in January. A grateful recipient of the Edward T. Joyce Scholarship, Alicia recently graduated from Loyola University and is now pursuing her physician’s assistant certification.

Local 21 IL retired Life Member Eugene Gibellina, sharing memorable hunting times with his grandkids and son Eugene Jr. on their property in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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sporting life Locals 8 and 13 Wisconsin

Local 13 WI Life Member Peter Ponti has been enjoying hunting and fishing with his two sons and six grandkids ever since he retired seven years ago. His achievements include, pictured here – clockwise from top left – a 20-inch, 5-pound large-mouth bass; a 41 ½-inch northern pike; a turkey bagged in 2003; a 19-inch smallmouth; and the deer harvested by Brother Ponti with his two sons within a mile of his home.

Local 4 California

Retired IU Vice President and Local 4 CA Life Member Frank Bachofer proudly displays these impressive steelhead salmon from the Snake River in Washington, with Idaho just across the river.

Local 8 WI member and retired WI ADC Field Representative Fred Hultquist, left, and Local 13 WI member and IMI Instructor Mark Graf on a fishing trip in Canada.

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International Pension Fund

Direct Deposit Now Required for Federal Benefit Payments


ith the federal government now requiring direct deposit of nearly all federal benefits including Social Security and Veterans’ Administration (VA) payments, International Pension Fund (IPF) retirees are ahead of the curve when it comes to direct deposit of their pension checks. Of the current 24,816 IPF pensioners, 22,717 or 91.5% receive their IPF benefits electronically. Says IPF Executive Director David Stupar, “Most

IPF pensioners have embraced the benefits of direct deposit. Electronic payments offer a safer, more convenient and cost-effective way to transmit benefits. Pensioners don’t have to go to a bank or other financial institution to cash or deposit their IPF benefit checks.” Stupar adds, “And while the Fund strongly urges all pensioners and beneficiaries to utilize direct deposit of benefits, we continue to make paper checks available at this time.”

Like it or not, retirees who began to receive Social Security and/ or other federal benefits on or after March 1, 2013 are required to receive payments electronically. Those receiving federal benefits prior to March 1, 2013 have either already been instructed by Social Security – or soon will be – to sign up for direct deposit. Only those individuals born before May 1, 1921 or those eligible for geographic or mental impairment waivers will be able to continue to receive paper checks. Under the government’s “Go Direct” program, Social Security, VA or other federal benefit recipients can choose between having a direct deposit made to a bank or credit union account or having the benefit transferred to a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card. To learn more about the Go Direct program, including waivers, visit, ask your bank or credit union representative, or call the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at 800-333-1795, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

IPF Canada Grow-in Benefits/Opt-out Notice


he following notice is being provided to IPF Canada participants in the Province of Ontario as required under the Ontario Pension Benefits Act. If you have any questions please contact David F. Stupar at the Fund Office: Grow-in benefits are enhanced pension benefits that may be payable under Ontario’s Pension Benefits Act (the “PBA”) to qualifying pension plan members in certain circumstances. Before July 2012, Ontario’s PBA required that grow-in benefits be paid to Ontario members of a pension plan


who were affected by a wind-up of that plan, in whole or in part, and whose age plus years of service on the wind-up date equaled at least 55. As such, grow-in benefits were not available to a member of an ongoing multi-employer pension plan such as IPF Canada. Ontario and Nova Scotia are the only provinces that provide for the payment of grow-in benefits, but Nova Scotia does not provide for grow-in benefits in the case of a multi-employer pension plan. Effective July 1, 2012, Ontario’s PBA was amended to expand the circumstances in which grow-in benefits may

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be payable and to permit the administrator of a multi-employer pension plan, such as the IPF, to elect to exclude the plan from the grow-in benefit provisions of Ontario’s PBA. As permitted under Ontario’s PBA, the Board of Trustees of the IPF, in consultation with Fund counsel and actuary, elected to exclude the Plan from the grow-in benefit provisions of Ontario’s PBA. This election is effective February 1, 2013. Notice of this election has been filed with the Ontario Superintendent of Financial Services and the Alberta Superintendent of Pensions.

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International Health Fund

Sav-Rx True to its Name


recently completed comprehensive review of top prescription benefit managers has confirmed that the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ Prescription Coalition continues to save money with Sav-Rx. BAC, together with its Coalition partners and the consulting firm Truveris, conducted an extensive evaluation of

eight prescription benefit managers. Among the many areas compared were competitive pricing, long term cost management and customer service. Based on the results, Sav-Rx was retained as the Coalition’s prescription benefit manager. In addition, the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ Prescription Coalition

2011 Annual Review was completed. Each participating Plan received its individual results. The overall result indicated an over-performance of $2,843,069 for the BAC Prescription Coalition. That means that Sav-Rx beat its contractual guarantees by more than 2.8 million dollars in 2011 for the Coalition. There have been no changes to the prescription plan designs, but the new contract proposes an additional 7 to 8% savings. Says International Health Fund Director Robin Donovick, “These savings couldn’t come at a better time for our Funds!”

Save Money – Use Network Laboratories Talk to your doctor about your network laboratory services. For certain health conditions, your doctor may decide that you need laboratory services. This is the right time to talk with your doctor about using a laboratory that is in your Plan’s network. If your doctor refers you to a laboratory that is not included in the network directory, call your plans customer service number to confirm whether the laboratory is in the plan network. If it is determined that the laboratory is non-network, you may ask your doctor to refer you to a network laboratory. How does this affect you? Using a non-network laboratory could cost you more money. The copayments and coinsurance may be higher with a non-network laboratory. It’s possible that the non-network laboratory could bill you the difference between what they charged and what is paid by your medical plan (this is called “balance billing”). Network providers will not balance bill you, but will only charge you your copayment, coinsurance or deductible. You get the best coverage from your benefit plan and help to manage health insurance costs when you choose network providers. If you are enrolled in IHF, contact UnitedHealthcare. If you have any questions or need assistance locating the closest network laboratory please call a UnitedHealthcare Customer Care Professional at 877-842-3210 or log on to

UnitedHealthcare executive Fo Burke delivered an informative report on the Affordable Care Act at the BAC Executive Council meeting in March.

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2012 BAC Western States Apprentice Contest


total of 26 BAC apprentices from seven Locals competed in four categories – Brick, Marble, PCC and Tile – as part of the 2012 Western States Apprentice Contest, hosted by Local 13 NV in Las Vegas on June 2nd. Local 1 WA apprentice Kyle Christopherson, center, placed first in the Brick category.

From left, Local 3 CA members instructor John Rodriguez, former officer Gary Peifer, current Secretary-Treasurer Tony Santos, first-place Tile winner Pablo Rodriguez, JATC Tile Coordinator Lupe Ortiz, and Local 3 President Dave Jackson.

First-place PCC winner, Josh Dick of Local 1 OR.

Local 4 CA celebrants from left, Apprentice Coordinator Gary Anthony, first-place Marble winner Steven Foster, and President Dick Whitney.

Local 1 Washington Outstanding Apprentice Honored


ocal 1 Washington’s 2012 Royal Hilgbee Inspirational Award went to Eric Renney in recognition of his untiring efforts to raise the standards of apprenticeship. The award is presented each year to the outstanding apprentice who, through his or her performance, craftsmanship and dedication to the

industry, best exemplifies the qualities of an apprentice. “Eric journeyed out in June 2011,” Local 1 WA President Dennis Becker said. “We congratulate him on his accomplishments and wish him well on his continued success as a Union bricklayer.”

From left, Local 1 WA President Dennis Becker, Eric Renney, and Apprentice Coordinator Randy Johnson.

2012 Wisconsin District Council Contest The District Council of Wisconsin and Fowler & Hammer Construction hosted the 2012 Apprentice Contest in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Participants in the WI DC Apprentice Contest included, front row from left, Nick Nimmer and Robert Makouske of Local 8, Chad Stellpflug of Local 9 and first-place (over 2,000 hours) winner Jesse Steger of Local 11. Back row from left, Wesley Mueller and first-place (under 2,000 hours) winner Rich Brosig, both of Local 3, Jason Maly of Local 13, John Webster of Local 1, Scott Neefe of Local 13, Ben Skeels of Local 7 and Justin Kowalewski of Local 6.


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BAC Members Win Big at Masonry Skills Challenge


he 14th annual Masonry Skills Challenge took place on February 6th during the 2013 MCAA Convention/World of Masonry in Las Vegas where BAC apprentices swept first place in each of the contest’s three categories.

From left, Masonry Skills Challenge first-place winners, representing the OH-KY ADC, apprentices Jeffery Price, Jeremiah Holland, and Noah Spray.

Local 3 CA apprentices and second-place winners, Erick Reynoso, left, and Nick Prater.

The challenge brought together bricklayer apprentices from Union and non-union programs from across the country, who competed at first-, second-, and thirdyear skill levels. After a fierce three-hour competition, BAC apprentices demonstrated, with commanding authority, the clear Union advantage of locally delivered BAC/IMI training programs. Representing the BAC Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council, Jeffery Price of Local 7 OH, Jeremiah Holland of Local 40 OH, and Noah Spray of Local 39 OH brought home first-place awards at the first-, second-, and third-year skill levels respectively. Local 3 CA apprentices also had a great showing with Erick Reynoso taking second place among first-year competitors and Nick Prater placing second in the second-year skill level. In addition, at the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500, which is also held in conjunction with the World of Masonry, Local 21 Illinois Journeyman Steve Cleveland won the Top Craftsman Award for the highest quality wall.

Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI Hosts 2012 Contest


he Apprenticeship and Training Program of Local 3 Massachusetts/Maine/New Hampshire/Rhode Island hosted its annual Apprentices Contest at the Local’s Training Center in Dorchester, MA on June 16, 2012. Dozens of contestants competed in three categories including bricklaying, masonry restoration, and ceramic tile. The Local extended an invitation to signatory contractors. The strong turn-out by industry partners, members and their families, great refreshments, and of course, the depth of BAC-quality craftsmanship that was on display all made for a memorable contest.

Seated from left, second-place PCC winner Jason Galatis, first-place Tile winner Philip Morrison, first-place Brick winner Michael DeQuattro, first-place PCC winner Michael Rooney, and second-place Tile winner Andrey Novenko; standing from left, Local 3 Executive Vice President Richard Forcione, third-place Brick winner Jonathan Costa, third-place PCC winner Jason Harr, second-place Brick winner Paul Murphy, third-place Tile winner Luke Sherry, fourth-place Brick winner Brian Romanowski, and Local 3 President Chuck Raso.

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Local 2 New York/Vermont Veteran Survived Pearl Harbor


ixty-seven-year BAC member and Army veteran Charles Sontheimer says perseverance and his feet are partly responsible for the tour of duty that placed him at Pearl Harbor just months before the deadly attack that ushered the United States into WWII. The Troy, New York native and member of Local 2 NY/VT, age 90, first tried to enlist with the Marines in early 1941. After being rejected for flat feet, he went to the Navy. Rejected again for the same reason, he tried the Army. “Finally they took me!” he says. Brother Sontheimer says he asked to be stationed in Hawaii because he thought it was farthest away from his hometown. Had he been more knowledgeable about geography, he says he probably would

have ended up in the Philippines, which is 3,400 miles further than the Aloha State. Charlie survived the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, “a day that will live in infamy,” and served until September 1945. His principal duties included training new draftees on becoming proficient at hand-to-hand combat, and, as a gunner, using an 8-inch gun that coincidentally was manufactured just a stone’s throw from where he grew up, at the historic U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal. After the war, Brother Sontheimer joined then-Local 10 NY in Troy, and went on to enjoy a successful masonry and Union career during which he worked with the tools as a bricklayer, followed by many years as a highly respected Local officer and leader.

Pictured here outside the Troy, NY Veterans Memorial in January 2013 are Paul Marcoux and Local 2 NY/VT members retired officer and Field Representative Sal Mauriello, retired officer Charles Sontheimer, Field Representative Mike Suprenant, retired reservist Lou Manico, and BAC Northeast Regional Director Al Catalano.

Local 3 California Life Member Manny Sears


hen retired Local 3 CA Field Representative Manny Sears’ last term as Vice Chair of Local 3 drew to a close in February, it capped more than 50 years of dedicated union service.

Brother Sears’ formal union service dates all the way back to 1960, when as an official of the then Tile Marble Finishers & Shopmen Local 7 CA, he led a strike “for a mere two cents, which established the tile finishers pension fund,” Retired Local 3 CA says Sears. Sears Field Representative helped spearManny Sears. head his local’s affiliation with former BAC Local 19 CA, then became a Business Agent for the finishers. He served many terms as a trustee for the Local’s apprenticeship and training and pension funds, and takes special pride in his efforts to reduce the tile finishers retirement age from 65 to 60. He also


proudly served as a delegate to “many International Union Conventions for the tile, marble, and shop workers and terrazzo finishers.”

In Brother Sears’ own words, “I have spent a lifetime dedicated to the union cause, and my wife Beatrice stood with me through all the battles.”

Local 5 Pennsylvania Retiree Breakfast

Local 5 PA Harrisburg Chapter hosted a retiree breakfast last fall. Attendees in the first row from left, Istvan Palotai, John Fetterhoff, and Merlin Hoch; second row from left, Bill Hoch, Jim Bixler, Don McCrone, Paul Peters, Wayne Stoner, and Jim Kramer; third row from left, Clair Koppenhaver, Harold Herman, Gene Lyter, Dean Jones, Joe Wida, George Bittinger, and Carl Pletz; back row from left, Dick Schaar, Andy Peters, Bruce McCrone, Gene Smith, Jack Stoll, Lamar Reitz, and Paul Keener. Not pictured, Local 5 President Lester Kauffman.

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Local 1 Nova Scotia Hosts Marketing Training


ocal 1 Nova Scotia hosted a training session for members in January featuring keynote speaker, construction labor-management expert Mark Breslin, who discussed new methods of recruiting and organizing in the unionized construction trades. The renowned industry analyst, communicator and fourth generation construction professional speaks to thousands of union members, leaders and contractors each year on the importance of refreshing past organizing practices with more market-oriented strategies that appeal to both a younger workforce and today’s contractors, and the huge role that current rank and file members play in leading this effort. Local 1 President James Moore couldn’t agree more. “The future of unionized construction in Nova Scotia is in the hands of all of us to move it forward,” says Moore. “Only if we understand our role in the industry will we be able to make a difference,” he adds. Local 1 NS officers and members who attended the recent marketing seminar included, from left, Darcy Howick, Kristopher Conrad, James Adams, Brian McAvoy, Anthony Boudreau, guest speaker Mark Breslin, Gerald Urquhart, President James Moore, Stephen Conrad, Kevin MacKinnon, and Trent Soholt of the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council. Les dirigeants et membres de la section locale de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui ont assisté au dernier séminaire sur le marketing, incluaient, à partir de la gauche, Darcy Howick, Kristopher Conrad, James Adams, Brian McAvoy, Anthony Boudreau, le conférencier invité Mark Breslin, Gerald Urquhart, le président James Moore, Stephen Conrad, Kevin MacKinnon et Trent Soholt du Conseil du secteur de la construction de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

La section locale de la Nouvelle-Écosse organise une formation en marketing


a section locale de la Nouvelle-Écosse a organisé en janvier une session de formation pour les membres mettant en vedette un conférencier de renom, l’expert en gestion du travail de la construction, Mark Breslin, qui a discuté de nouvelles méthodes de recrutement et d’organisation dans les métiers de la construction syndiqués. L’analyse et communicateur renommé de l’industrie et quatrième génération de professionnel de la construction s’adresse à des milliers de membres du syndicat, leaders et entrepreneurs chaque année sur l’importance de rafraîchir les anciennes pratiques d’organisation avec des stratégies axées davantage sur le marché qui plaisent à la fois à la main-d’œuvre plus jeune et aux entrepreneurs d’aujourd’hui et sur le rôle capitale que les membres jouent à cet égard. Le président de la section locale 1, James Moore, est entièrement d’accord. « L’avenir de la construction syndiquée en Nouvelle-Écosse est entre les mains de chacun de nous et il en revient à nous de la faire avancer, commente M. Moore. Mais pour être capable de faire une différence, nous devons comprendre notre rôle dans l’industrie », ajoute-il.

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Local 2 New York/Vermont

Local 13 Nevada

At the BAC Executive Council meeting in Washington, D.C. last fall, Local 2 President Bob Mantello, left, presented BAC Northeast Regional Director and Local 2 member Al Catalano, right, with his 25-year service award. Moments earlier, Brother Mantello received his 40-year service award from BAC Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano, center.

Local 3 California BAC President James Boland attended the annual fundraising event for Local 3 CA’s Sullivan-Kraw Scholarship Fund at the Vallejo Memorial Veterans Building in Vallejo, California on January 26th. Established by Don Sullivan and Sara Kraw, the fund is supported by family, friends and masonry industry members to help BAC members provide higher education for their families. Local 3 members, from left, Executive Director of the San Francisco Labor Council Tim Paulson, BAC President Boland, and Local 3 President Dave Jackson.

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Brother Wyas joined BAC in 1938 after he moved to Las Vegas. “You can say he had a lot to do with the growth of our little town,” Local 13 President Carlos Aquin said. “We want to thank Brother Wyas for his 75 years of dedication, loyalty, solidarity and service to our Union and industry. He paved the way for many of us, and for that, we cannot thank him enough.” From left, Local 13 Secretary-Treasurer Richard Crawford, 75-year member Michael Wyas, and President Carlos Aquin stand in front of the house that Brother Wyas built in the 1970s. “This is a perfect example of fine craftsmanship,” Aquin added.  

Local 22 Ohio

right: BAC West Regional Director David Sheppard, left, with BAC President Boland at the Local’s fundraising event.

Local 9 Pennsylvania Fifty-year Local 9 PA member Ernest Dobscha receives his Gold Card in Washington, PA.


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Local 22 OH 40-year members Bill Nix, left, and Leonard Watson, right, receive their service awards from Local 22 President Dale Herzog. A former Director of Southern Ohio Administrative District Council, Brother Nix retired as IU Regional Representative in 2010.


New Website Helps Workers and Contractors Work Safely with Silica


hen the Masonry r2p Partnership learned that CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training was developing a website to help workers, contractors, and other stakeholders identify and control silica exposures, the immediate reaction was ‘how can we help’. From the initial focus groups with labor and management, to reviewing and testing early versions of the site, BAC, ICE and IMI responded to help ensure that the final site would include

information and end-products that would be useful for BAC members, contractors, and the masonry industry. The result, a new website – – launched on November 15th. Three key features of the site are Know the Hazard, Create-A-Plan, and What’s Working. The Know the Hazard section is geared for anyone interested in learning more about why silica is hazardous, the risk, who’s at risk, the health effects, and steps workers and contractors can take

to work safely with silica. What’s Working is a section highlighting examples of what stakeholders are already doing to the control silica dust. This section also offers a place where workers and contractors can share their successes as well as a challenge. Create-A-Plan is a unique online planning tool that allows the user to create a job-specific plan for controlling silica dust in just three steps, as illustrated in the examples on page 24 and 25:

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safety 99 Step 1 provides a list of materials that contain silica and help for users who may not be sure if a material contains silica. For each material selected, the user is given a list of tasks to select from – they can select as many combinations of materials and tasks as appropriate for the job.

99 Step 2 automatically lists all of the materials and task selections made in Step 1. A list of options for controlling the dust is generated for each combination along with a link to examples of commercially available controls (the default control is respiratory protection). If a user is not sure which control to use there are three options for learning more including how to select controls.


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safety 99 Step 3 automatically populates the information entered in Steps 1 & 2, and includes space for other items that should be considered in a silica control plan, such as who will be responsible for implementing the plan, what training will need to be provided, and what type of housekeeping activities should be undertaken. Once the user finishes Step 3, a complete silica control plan tailored for the job is generated that can be printed, emailed, or saved as a PDF or soon, as a Word document, to make revisions easier. As an added benefit, this plan can be used for a jobspecific toolbox talk. “Our Union has been at the forefront of working to protect our members and other workers from exposure to silica dust since day-one,” says Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano. “So when we saw a chance to help create an online resource to make it easier for contractors to find ways to control the dust and for both workers and contractors to find information on how to work safely, we didn’t hesitate to help and to sign on as one of the first official supporters of the site.” The site also provides easy access to the latest information on regulations and other requirements, the research and articles on silica, training materials, and responses to frequently asked questions. Designed to be expanded and improved over time, stakeholders have three ways to offer input: 1) Contact Us 2) What’s Working 3) Ask a Question. You can help expand the use of equipment and work practices to control silica dust by sending CPWR information on what’s working or not working, making suggestions, and asking questions.

Safety First – Important Reminders… Save your hearing, eyesight and skin. Don’t forget to use… 99 Hearing protection 99 Eye protection 99 Gloves To learn more, go to BAC Safety & Health News ( train_edu_safety/safetyhealth/news/ index.php)

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in memoriam

Retired IU President John T. Joyce


ohn T. “Jack” Joyce, the longest serving President in the history of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, died February 14th in Washington, D.C. He was 77. Along with his intelligent and innovative leadership of BAC, he was recognized around the world as an eloquent spokesperson for the rights of workers in all countries to freely associate and organize democratic, free trade unions to achieve better lives for themselves and their families. As BAC President from 1979 to 1999, Joyce navigated BAC through a series of profound challenges involving every facet of its operations. Among his lasting achievements were the creation of the International’s pension and health and welfare programs and an expanded governance structure that increased participation among the Union’s diverse membership. His commitment to labor-management cooperation paved the way for the establishment of the International Masonry Institute (IMI), the industry development and training arm of the Union and its signatory contractors that continues to provide state-of-theart craft and safety training for Union bricklayers, tilesetters, cement masons, plasterers, stone masons, marble masons, terrazzo workers and restoration specialists in the U.S. and Canada. In his efforts to ramp up continuing education opportunities for Local Union officers, he infused programs with an array of presenters from rank and file craftworkers to Nobel Laureates. And while there was no fiercer defender of BAC’s status as an independent craft union representing all the trowel trades, guided by Samuel Gompers’ observation that if labor is weak in one place, it is weak in all places, Joyce’s tireless advocacy for workers’ rights transcended industry and national borders. As a Vice President of the AFL-CIO Executive Council he held leadership positions on the Federation’s committees on pension investment, national defense, and housing. Internationally,


he served for 15 years as a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Labor Organization, and on the executive committees of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and its subsidiary, the Inter-American Organization of Workers. Inspired by Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy’s “Architecture for the Poor,” he believed that developing nations would be well served if construction unions in those countries were to link training to affordable housing, and worked to establish building trades and masonry training programs in Egypt, Poland, South Africa and El Salvador. Born December 6, 1935 in Chicago, Brother Joyce followed his father, two uncles and brother into the bricklaying

trade and membership in BAC Local 21 Illinois. His grandfather, also John T. Joyce, was a founder of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and leader of the strike that eventually led to the eighthour workday. His father, Edward R. Joyce, a staunch trade unionist in his own right, served for many years at the helm of Local 21. Jack was only ninemonths old when he attended his first International Union Convention, the first of many. Joyce attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in English and philosophy. In 1958 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his two-year active duty tour he served with the American Forces Network in Europe as a news writer. While in Germany, he met his future bride, Annemarie Straub. After returning

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to Chicago, Joyce worked briefly for the Masonry Institute of Cook County before becoming administrator of the training, pension, and heath funds for Local 21. His coordination and management of these programs significantly enhanced the protections and benefits provided to his home Local’s membership. Recognized for his abilities, he was appointed to the International’s Executive Board in 1966 as Secretary. He next served as Treasurer before becoming President in 1979. Speaking at Brother Joyce’s funeral service, BAC President James Boland remembered his longtime friend and Brother in the trade: “Jack had trade unionism in his blood…He was a rare individual – someone I can truly say was born to lead…He believed passionately in the dignity of the individual worker. And when workers banded together to form unions, he was equally passionate about the capacity of unions to advance social and economic justice. And while he had a bold vision for global solidarity, by far, the greatest proportion of his energies to the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the members he loved above all else. He worked tirelessly to ensure that we were thinking ahead, engaging leaders and rank and file members, and making the kinds of changes that would keep our Union and our industry strong. Jack gave his all to our Union, our members, to the labor movement. He enriched our lives beyond measure.” Throughout his career, Brother Joyce was a lifelong enthusiast and promoter of excellence in masonry construction and the skilled craftsmanship that makes it possible. He instituted the union’s prestigious Louis Sullivan Award that periodically honored architects whose work echoed the superior design of the award’s namesake. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Annemarie Straub Joyce, a brother, Edward R.”Bud” Joyce of Chicago, retired Secretary-Treasurer and 75-year member of Local 21 IL, and 18 nephews and one niece.

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Death Benefit Claims for November 2012 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership

Koch, Harold W. - 21, IL Koch, Paul C. - 09, MI Kumpula, Taisto O. - 03, NY Kusunoki, Tatsuki - 01, HI LaCoss, Kenneth E. - 09, MI LaForte, Salvatore M. - 01, NY Leibham, Donald J. - 08, WI Leonard, Richard W. - 09, MI Letendre, Yvon - 04, QC Lezotte, John F. - 01, MI Luken, Bertrand H. - 04, IN/KY Lunceford, Charles J. - 03, CA Lynn, Dewayne A. - 04, IN/KY Manzella, Anthony B. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Mattke, Donald R. - 08, WI Mauriello, Nicola - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Mayes, Donald E. - 05, OK/AR/TX McHale, Leonard C. - 05, PA Montague, William M. - 01, NY Montombo, William J. - 09, MI Mozzicato, Antonino - 01, CT Nicholson, Donald C. - 04, IN/KY Nielsen, Leland B. - 01, UT Nutter, Gerald F. - 01, MN/ND Orlando, Peter A. - 01, MI Pecora, John - 05, OK/AR/TX Peggs, Walter T. - 56, IL Pelizoto, John J. - 05, PA Peressini, Adolph J. - 01, MI Perrine, Pasquale L. - 05, NJ Peterson, Clarence A. - 05, OK/AR/TX Petrill, Samuel P. - 09, PA Phillips, Clayton E. - 03, IA Pougher, Brian - 01, AB Prather, Donald R. - 04, IN/KY Pyrka, Slawomir - 07, NY/NJ Qualls, Charles A. - 09, WV Regel, Dean A. - 01, MN/ND Ross, Sr., Oscar L. - 33, GA/NC/SC Rouska, John T. - 01, OR Sawyer, Aaron - 21, IL Scanlan, Donald A. - 21, IL Scherner, Wolfgang P. - 03, NY Schlegel, Sr., James T. - 21, IL Schrade, Eduard - 02, BC Sherrer, William A. - 33, GA/NC/SC Siracuse, Carl F. - 05, PA Slaunwhite, Vernon W. - 01, FL Smith, Jr., William J. - 01, MN/ND Steinhofer, Sr., John P. - 01, MN/ND Stern, Harry T. - 08, OH Strauss, Kenneth N. - 01, MN/ND Svetz, William J. - 09, PA Tate, Sr., Odell - 04, NJ Tavera, Antonio - 01, CT Taylor, Hugh K. - 09, WV Taylor, Joseph J. - 06, IL Taylor, Robert A. - 09, PA Thompson, Donald P. - 01, OR Till, Jr., Denis J. - 21, IL Vaccaro, Andrew P. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Valimont, Eugene L. - 03, WA/ID/MT Washington, William - 05, OH Wertman, Marvin O. - 06, OH Wiedyke, David - 01, MI Wiley, Lewis E. - 04, IN/KY Wille, Paul J. - 03, IA Wojtowicz, Louis A. - 09, MI Woltter, Jr., Hubert H. - 01, FL

$227,325.00 $1,000.00 $226,325.00 126 80.51 51.87

BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP Adams, Donald L. - 33, GA/NC/SC Atchison, James H. - 05, OK/AR/TX Ball, Harold - 05, OK/AR/TX Barnes, Eugene I. - 04, IN/KY Biava, Reynold D. - 03, CA Biddinger, Gary L. - 05, OH Bircheat, Ralph L. - 06, LA/MS/AL Bixby, Earl F. - 01, MN/ND Bosker, Charles V. - 09, MI Braun, William F. - 08, OH Brown, Jr., Hydrick A. - 01, FL Brown, Mack W. - 06, LA/MS/AL/FL Buchanan, Robert L. - 03, NY Bulian, Edward O. - 04, CA Butler, Harold R. - 21, IL Carley, George J. - 01, NY Carlson, Harold G. S. - 01, MN/ND Carroccia, Sr., Charles - 04, NJ Carroll, Francis J. - 02, NY/VT Carter, Carl W. - 01, OR Chastenay, Edward O. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Chissus, Walter M. - 01, WA Conroy, Sr., Richard C. - 01, MD/VA/DC Consiglio, Aldo B. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Cypressi, Samuel J. - 03, NY Dahl, Vergil H. - 01, MN/ND Daniel, Thomas W. - 22, OH Davis, George H. - 01, MI DeFresco, Constantino J. - 04, NJ DePlato, Joseph R. - 03, NY Derheimer, Gene L. - 06, OH Diaz, Peter P. - 18, CA Diaz, Rogelio E. - 01, HI Dori, Vittorio F. - 05, NJ Durham, George R. - 04, IN/KY Ezzo, Sr., Joseph P. - 01, CT Fahey, Denis - 21, IL Filippi, Joseph - 01, FL Flint, Sr., Alvin A. - 06, LA/MS/AL/FL Foster, Kenneth E. - 44, OH Franklin, Leo - 06, LA/MS/AL/FL Gaffney, Sr., Patrick T. - 21, IL Gallagher, Mark D. - 15, MO/KS Gentile, George - 02, NY/VT Gillming, Walter G. - 07, CO Gleason, Harold R. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Goodman, Ricky C. - 05, OK/AR/TX Gresham, Floyd E. - 06, LA/MS/AL/FL Griffith, Sr., William T. - 33, GA/NC/SC Hassick, Sr., John R. - 04, NJ Hoffman, Maurice O. - 04, IN/KY Horton, William D. - 05, PA James, Bernard W. - 04, IN/KY Jamison, Sr., Eqular - 01, MD/VA/DC Janssen, John - 01, WA Jones, Jack R. - 05, OK/AR/TX Kerstetter, Sr., Kent L. - 03, WA/ID/MT

B B B B B B B B B B, M B MH B, M M, MM B B B, CM B, CM, P B, CM, P B B B, M B, M P, CM P, B, CM CB, B TL PC, CS B, CM B, M B TL B MM, TL, TW, CM B B, CM B TW, MM, TL B B B TL B B, M B B B PC B B,M B, M B, M B B B B B

87 59 93 85 85 65 72 86 79 78 84 89 65 92 85 83 78 85 83 89 91 89 73 90 77 81 75 86 90 84 70 88 70 89 78 73 84 83 79 95 83 80 55 89 84 79 67 89 82 79 96 82 79 87 76 92 76

63 40 66 52 60 42 47 52 25 56 59 44 41 55 54 64 52 65 65 64 61 64 55 62 53 57 53 53 62 60 37 60 22 58 55 52 51 63 59 63 65 46 34 57 58 62 33 65 57 60 74 61 61 43 55 59 24

B B B, CM, P M B B PC B B, M B B B B B B, M B, M B, M, W B, CM B B B, M, P B B B B P, TL B FN TL, CH B, CM B B B, M B B TL B B, M B B B B B, CM, M, P, W B B B B B CB, B P, B B B, CM, M B CM P, B, CM B B B B B, M B B, M B B B, CM B B B, CM B, CM

87 73 86 92 87 81 82 78 70 67 85 87 48 85 75 85 77 89 82 85 78 58 74 49 89 83 83 86 81 80 79 87 76 79 78 56 70 84 85 68 82 75 77 76 94 81 86 58 83 91 92 82 78 71 83 70 92 84 90 78 85 87 92 82 67 81 93 81 87

60 56 51 43 55 49 48 48 42 27 65 65 18 62 52 60 50 61 65 56 51 35 26 14 60 42 51 23 32 42 54 61 56 55 60 17 14 59 62 34 60 54 46 57 62 53 59 5 46 62 66 57 46 49 62 20 64 62 66 62 61 56 60 57 41 52 73 62 55

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December Death Benefit Claims for December 2012 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership

$93,000.00 $1,000.00 $92,000.00 48 82.29 53.96

BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP Andreatta, Renzo - 06, ON Archambault, Robert - 01, NY


81 78

59 58

Bartolai, John - 21, IL Bayus, Jr., John M. - 08, OH Blizman, John J. - 05, PA Bormann, Gordan P. - 74, IL Brazzell, Elbert M. - 01, FL Buesser, Rodney P. - 05, OK/AR/TX


79 84 80 88 96 55

13 59 46 65 62 29

Capriotti, Alvaro M. - 05, NJ Carlson, Marvin J. - 01, MN/ND Carra, Sr., Joseph J. - 03, NY Crispell, Jr., Clinton C. - 05, PA

B, CM B, M B, CM, M, P B, CM, M, P

87 90 77 86

32 64 54 66

Delisi, Philip F. - 01, NY DeMarco, Gabriel T. - 03, WA/ID/MT Desimone, Alfonso - 05, PA Dockery, John J. - 21, IL

B B, M M, B TL

85 80 81 81

64 56 56 55

Efremjan, Barsam - 02, BC




Gut, Sigmund - 04, IN/KY




Heelein, Charles F. - 21, IL

B, M



BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP Herda, Armin D. - 01, NY Hernandez, Peter M. - 04, CA Herrmann, Clifford A. - 18, OH/KY Hoffman, John M. - 05, PA

B B B, M B

77 87 80 93

53 56 60 62

Karl, Josef - 05, OH Keller, Sr., Donald E. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Klosterman, Henry J. - 03, IA


83 83 78

51 50 55

Lutzkow, Albert - 01, NY




McGovern, John - 01, NY Molnar, Martin J. - 21, IL Morley, Jr., William - 02, NY/VT

B B B, M, P

92 79 80

66 59 64

Navarro, Stephen J. - 13, NV Nemeth, Jr., Joseph A. - 06, OH

B, M B

89 71

59 45

O’Hanlon, George - 01, NY




Paulsen, William K. - 04, CA Peterson, Hercules - 01, NY Potter, Lester E. - 04, IN/KY Power, William - 21, IL


86 85 85 85

65 63 51 63

Simmons, Joseph J. - 05, OH Slavens, Nelson O. - 15, MO/KS Smith, Sr., Joseph A. - 09, PA Stahl, George E. - 02, NY/VT Stevens, Theobold J. - 04, CA Stoner, Marlin C. - 05, OK/AR/TX Sullivan, Douglas T. - 18, OH/KY Sundby, Kenneth J. - 01, WA

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

88 91 58 72 91 87 79 79

62 61 39 46 66 44 54 57

Totis, Romolo - 04, IN/KY




Wilson, Harold G. - 07, OH Winn, Robert G. - 03, CA


85 86

46 43

Bob Douglas, Local 21 Illinois — Retired IU Craft Director Members of the BAC Executive Council paused for a moment of silence in memory of Bob Douglas of Local 21 Illinois, a retired member of the Council who had served as Craft Vice President for Finishers. Brother Douglas passed away on January 21, 2013 in Bloomingdale, Illinois. He was 79. Douglas also served as the International Union’s Tile/Marble/Terrazzo Craft Director for Finishers. In remembering his many contributions to the Union, BAC President James Boland said of the late Local leader and IU Field Staff member, “Bobby was a knowledgeable and fearless advocate for the TMT trades and was instrumental in paving the way for the members of the former Helpers International to affiliate with BAC back in 1987.” He is survived by his wife Barbara.


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Leroy E. Hunter, Local 15 West Virginia — Retired WV ADC Director Leroy E. Hunter, a 52-year member of Local 15 West Virginia passed away on March 11, 2013. He was 73. Brother Hunter was an officer of Local 15 prior to taking the reins of the newly consolidated statewide WV Administrative District Council as Director in the early 1990s, a position he held until 2002. BAC President James Boland called Brother Hunter “a labor leader of quiet yet fierce determination,” noting that his passionate adherence to the fundamentals of trade unionism had earned him the respect and esteem of members and leaders alike across every segment of the labor movement. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and two sons, Scott and Leroy, Jr., the current Director of the WV ADC, and their families.

in memoriam


Death Benefit Claims for January 2013 Total Amount Paid Total Union Labor Life Claims Total Death Benefits Total Number of Claims Average Age Average Years of Membership

$208,200.00 $9,000.00 $199,200.00 119 79.51 49.39

BRANCH YEARS OF MEMBER - LOCAL UNION OF TRADE AGE MEMBERSHIP Abramczyk, Leszek - 02, DE/NJ Adams, Harold E. - 03, CA Adams, Sr., Robert C. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Amundson, Gordon L. - 01, MN/ND


55 86 74 89

25 52 53 49

Baker, Edward E. - 03, CA Bandini, Gene - 01, CT Basil, Robert E. - 55, OH Bennett, Francis X. - 07, NY/NJ Berard, Roland L. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Bieber, Jr., Charles M. - 01, MO Binelli, Luigi F. - 01, CT Bordallo, Arthur S. - 01, CT Botyik, Joseph - 18, CA Brandel, Harold E. - 03, IA Burkhead, Robert A. - 04, IN/KY Burtner, George R. - 04, IN/KY


86 83 87 71 80 88 88 80 76 91 83 84

64 58 58 24 29 65 49 57 20 65 62 48

Campbell, Robert C. - 01, MI Cearnal, Jackie L. - 15, MO/KS Clark, David N. - 01, MD/VA/DC Clay, Richard O. - 08, OH Colcernian, John S. - 01, MI Crawshaw, Ronald J. - 09, PA Cross, Walter L. - 08, IL Curry, Jr., James S. - 03, OH


79 78 66 82 92 48 87 88

54 46 38 64 74 23 66 62

Dailey, Giles P. - 05, TN Decosola, Gerald V. - 21, IL Desiderio, Basil A. - 05, PA Dewig, James A. - 04, IN/KY Doering, Herman W. - 07, OH Dorth, Adam - 21, IL Duldner, John - 05, OH


81 84 81 79 86 76 79

52 59 63 60 64 32 56

Fiedler, Wilhelm A. - 03, OH Flannery, Robert A. - 08, IL Ford, Lester F. - 09, MI Ford, Walter T. - 01, MD/VA/DC Francisco, John S. - 02, ON


86 77 83 78 87

56 45 47 34 52

Ganguzza, Carmine - 01, NY Garner, William T. - 33, GA/NC/SC Gaudreau, James E. - 01, CT Giannobile, Vincenzo - 04, NJ Gonzales, Manuel M. - 04, CA

B B B, P B, CM, P B, M

89 85 75 86 79

62 45 54 50 47

Hamburger, Willard E. - 01, NE Harris, Robert - 04, NJ Haugh, James C. - 04, IN/KY Hawke, Ronald L. - 05, OH Hayes, Jimmie W. - 04, IN/KY Hayes, Matthew - 01, FL Hinkle, Clarence M. - 05, PA Hoffman, Edward R. J. - 01, MD/VA/DC Holm, Calvin D. - 03, AZ/NM Huggins, Andrew A. - 33, GA/NC/SC

B B, CM, P B B FN B, CM, P B, M M, MM B B, CM

83 78 77 73 57 96 80 79 67 97

27 55 59 52 20 74 44 33 14 65

Irvine, Walter M. - 08, NB Isabell, Arthur - 15, MO/KS

B, CM, M, P, TL B

91 85

73 62

Jamieson, Allan L. - 04, IN/KY

B, M



Kane, Alexander W. - 01, MI Kapusta, Walter - 04, NJ Kaufman, Wayne - 08, IL Kelly, William J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Knitowski, Anthony J. - 04, NJ Koller, Donald R. - 11, WI Krueger, Charles L. - 09, MI Kuchka, Harry - 05, PA Kunishige, Susumu - 01, HI

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

81 89 81 50 86 75 78 80 93

26 66 56 22 50 54 56 56 56

Lenzen, Sr., Gerard J. - 01, MO Leon, Enore - 02, ON Lipscomb, Ralph E. - 74, IL Loerop, Henry - 21, IL Lopez, Sr., Rudolph F. - 04, CA Ludwig, Paul K. - 03, CA

B B B B B, M B

61 83 89 87 86 65

43 52 60 66 57 47

Mack, Sr., Elbert - 15, MO/KS Marino, Anthony J. - 01, CT Martin, Sergio A. - 01, NS Martinez, Andrew - 07, CO Mathis, Earot E. - 01, FL McDonald, Robert J. - 01, NY McIntire, Raymond D. - 09, PA McKinnon, Leo E. - 08, WI McTeague, Michael B. - 07, NY/NJ Meadors, Adolphus - 03, NY Miller, Andrew E. - 06, LA/MS/AL/FL Morgan, John R. - 04, CA


83 84 74 95 83 86 70 86 57 89 71 71

53 64 46 46 59 64 48 60 25 63 30 39

Odine, Joseph F. - 01, MI

B, CM, M



Pennington, Jimmy L. - 05, OK/AR/TX Perdue, Clarence B. - 04, IN/KY Pergolotti, Frank E. - 01, CT Piquette, Dennis J. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Price, Gerald G. - 06, LA/MS/AL/FL Pyrka, Slawomir - 07, NY/NJ


74 81 55 88 91 53

55 47 24 66 59 17

Quatro, Richard W. - 08, OH




Raskopf, Willi - 01, ON Raynak, Donald L. - 03, NY Roach, Jr., Charles L. - 05, OH Roach, Sr., Edward F. - 01, NY Rogers, Ernest - 07, KY Roles, Leroy J. - 01, MD/VA/DC Romeo, Clement - 05, NY Rose, Charles W. - 04, NJ Roy, Joseph C. - 08, NB Russell, Sr., Edward G. - 07, CO

B, M B, CH, CM, M, P B B B FN B, CM B, CM, P B B

80 75 83 83 86 80 83 78 68 87

54 48 62 63 55 24 62 51 47 63

Sachs, Carl W. - 03, IA Salazar, Crecensio J. - 03, AZ/NM Salotti, Henry A. - 21, IL Schnoor, Melvin T. - 01, FL Schwartz, Frederic P. - 74, IL Schwarz, Daniel R. - 21, IL Sciantarelli, Stephen - 01, MI Smith, Chester F. - 04, IN/KY Smith, Kenneth O. - 03, OH Solo, Calvin C. - 01, MI


78 80 86 86 85 53 66 70 89 87

57 54 24 43 63 35 5 28 52 61

Therrien, Raymond L. - 02, NY/VT Thompson, Darrell C. - 06, IL Thompson, James E. - 01, MI Thorpe, Sr., Bill L. - 08, IL


86 63 89 82

51 15 64 62

Vanheel, David A. - 21, IL Vinci, Jr., Salvatore - 07, NY/NJ


50 81

25 56

Ward, William W. - 19, WI Watson, Ernest P. - 01, CT


88 90

56 61

Yates, Jr., Edgar I. - 08, IL




Zaber, Frederick C. - 07, OH




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Journal BAC

ISSUE 1 / 2013

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Issue 1 - 2013