BAC Journal (Issue 4, 2020)

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BAC JOURNAL

IUBAC | International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

BEST HANDS IN THE BUSINESS

BAC members help bring Illinois courthouse into new age


BAC JOURNAL

CONTENTS

The Official Journal of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (ISSN 0362-3696) | ISSUE 4 / 2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD Timothy Driscoll President Robert Arnold Secretary-Treasurer Carlos Aquin Executive Vice President Jeremiah Sullivan, Jr. Executive Vice President REGIONAL DIRECTORS

NORTHEAST Al Catalano IU Regional Director, Northeast 304 Kenwood Avenue, #4, Delmar, NY 12054 (518) 439-6080 SOUTH Ed Navarro IU Regional Director, South 6201 S.E. Beaver View Rd, Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 357-3048

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

I’m very excited to be a part of the team that

will keep this beautiful structure standing for

WEST Raymond Keen IU Regional Director, West P.O. Box 230460, Las Vegas, NV 89105 (702) 254-1988

the next 100 years,” Hipes says. “One day, my grandchildren will be able to enjoy it.”

CANADA Craig Strudwick IU Regional Director, Canada 2100 Thurston Drive, #3, Ottawa, ON K1G 4K8 (613) 830-0333

— BAC Local 2 MI member and foreman Michael Hipes

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President’s Message

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IMI/IMTEF

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Mensaje Del Presidente

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Canada

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Members at Work

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MAP

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Member Notice

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International Funds

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News in Brief

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Local Compass

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Safety and Health

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In Memoriam

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Legislative and Political

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Editorial Staff: Brian Kennedy, Yin Yin The BAC Journal (ISSN 0362-3696) is published quarterly for $1.50 per year in advance, postage paid, for the U.S. and Canada ($1.75 per year in all foreign countries belonging to the Postal Union) by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Periodicals class postage paid Washington, DC, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to the BAC Journal, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, 620 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004. Canadian Postmaster: Send address changes to PO Box 503, RPO West Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R6 Published for Bricklayers, Stone Masons, Plasterers, Tile Layers, Marble Masons, Cement Masons, Mosaic and Terrazzo Workers, Finishers, Pointers, Cleaners, and Caulkers.


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

The Future Depends on What We Do Today

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reetings, Brothers & Sisters. I hope that this issue of the Journal finds you and your family healthy and safe as we enter the new year. 2021 begins with the promise of several vaccines to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. This is extremely welcome news across both our countries. Nevertheless, we must maintain our best disease prevention practices (Mask-Distance-Wash) over the coming months to maximize the effectiveness of the vaccination process. We owe it to each other and to our families. Here in the US the promise and peril of the new year unfolded in dramatic fashion. On January 6, 2021 we witnessed the most dangerous assault imaginable on our democracy. Rioters, incited by politicians making baseless claims in order to cling to power, attacked our Government. Thankfully, this effort to overturn the clear and decisive will of the voters in their selection of President Biden was defeated. However, this shameful episode serves as the starkest reminder that we must remain vigilant against those that would seek to undermine or interfere with the peaceful transfer of power that democracy demands. The promise of a newly elected government supportive of labor

unions and our mission to improve the lives of workers is energizing. President Biden is unapologetic in his support of unions and does not waver in saying so publicly. His nomination of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a union member and former head of the Boston Building Trades, as Secretary of Labor speaks volumes about this Administration’s commitment to workers. BAC looks forward to working with the Biden Administration. As always BAC’s support for politicians will be based on their commitment to the goals of advancing the rights and livelihoods of workers, and the unions that represent them. These are not partisan goals. Rather, these are goals that should unify politicians of both parties moving forward. (see pages 16–17) BAC calls upon politicians of all parties to support: the PRO Act (labor law reform), infrastructure investment, enhanced unemployment benefits, stimulus monies to support state and local government spending on construction, improved health & safety programs for workers, and strengthening retirement security. These goals should be embraced by Republicans and Democrats alike as unifying principles to ensure our

country emerges even stronger from this pandemic and the associated economic fallout. The resilience of BAC members since the pandemic first took hold nearly a year ago has been impressive. We’ve managed to continue working in the face of this crisis, endured periods where construction was halted, implemented new work practices, and adopted changes to how we meet, both as union members and family members. BAC has always changed with the times, adjusting to the challenges posed to our industry, our union, and our society. But what doesn’t change is our commitment to a union that provides members the opportunity to live their best lives. I’m confident that with your dedication we’ll meet these challenges head-on and emerge even stronger. Stay healthy and stay safe brothers and sisters!

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MENSAJE DEL PRESIDENTE

El futuro depende de lo que hagamos hoy

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aludos, hermanos y hermanas. Espero que este número de la Revista los encuentre a usted y a su familia sanos y seguros al comenzar el nuevo año. El 2021 comienza con la promesa de varias vacunas para combatir la pandemia COVID-19. Esta es una noticia muy bienvenida en nuestros dos países. Sin embargo, debemos mantener nuestras mejores prácticas de prevención de enfermedades (Mascarilla, distancia y lavado) durante los próximos meses para maximizar la efectividad del proceso de vacunación. Nos lo debemos el uno al otro y a nuestras familias. Aquí en los Estados Unidos, la promesa y el peligro del nuevo año se desarrollaron de manera espectacular. El 6 de enero de 2021 fuimos testigos del asalto más peligroso que se pueda imaginar a nuestra democracia. Los alborotadores, incitados por políticos que hacían afirmaciones infundadas para aferrarse al poder, atacaron nuestro Gobierno. Afortunadamente, este esfuerzo por anular la voluntad clara y decisiva de los votantes en su selección del presidente Biden fue derrotado. Sin embargo, este vergonzoso episodio sirve como el recordatorio más duro de que debemos permanecer vigilantes contra aquellos que buscan socavar o interferir con la

transferencia pacífica del poder que exige la democracia. La promesa de un gobierno recién elegido que apoya a los sindicatos y nuestra misión de mejorar las vidas de los trabajadores es energizante. El presidente Biden no se disculpa por su apoyo a los sindicatos y no vacila en decirlo públicamente. Su nominación del alcalde de Boston, Marty Walsh, miembro del sindicato y exdirector de Boston Building Trades, como secretario de Trabajo dice mucho sobre el compromiso de esta Administración con los trabajadores. La unión internacional de albañiles y artesanos afines (International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, BAC) espera trabajar con la Administración de Biden. Como siempre, el apoyo de la BAC a los políticos se basará en su compromiso con los objetivos de promover los derechos y los medios de vida de los trabajadores y los sindicatos que los representan. Estos no son objetivos partidistas. Más bien, estos son objetivos que deberían unificar a los políticos de ambos partidos en el futuro. (vea las páginas 16 y 17) La BAC hace un llamado a los políticos de todas las partes para que apoyen: la Ley PRO (reforma de la legislación laboral), la inversión en infraestructura, beneficios de desempleo mejorados, fondos de

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estímulo para apoyar el gasto del gobierno estatal y local en construcción, programas mejorados de salud y seguridad para los trabajadores, y fortalecer la seguridad de la jubilación. Tanto republicanos como demócratas deberían adoptar estos objetivos como principios unificadores para asegurar que nuestro país emerja aún más fuerte de esta pandemia y de las consecuencias económicas asociadas a esta. La resiliencia de los miembros de la BAC desde que la pandemia se apoderó por primera vez hace casi un año ha sido impresionante. Hemos logrado seguir trabajando ante esta crisis, soportando periodos en los que la construcción se detuvo. Se han implementado nuevas prácticas laborales y los cambios en la forma en que nos reunimos, tanto como miembros del sindicato como miembros de la familia. La BAC siempre ha cambiado con los tiempos, ajustándose a los desafíos planteados a nuestra industria, nuestro sindicato y nuestra sociedad. Pero lo que no cambia es nuestro compromiso con un sindicato que brinda a los miembros la oportunidad de vivir su mejor vida. Estoy seguro de que, con su dedicación, afrontaremos estos desafíos y saldremos aún más fuertes. ¡Manténganse saludables y seguros, hermanos y hermanas! //


MEMBERS AT WORK LOCAL 4 INDIANA/KENTUCKY

Precision Perfect Inside BAC’s efforts to bolster the steelmaking furnaces at ArcelorMittal’s Burns Harbor

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trategically situated on Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana, 50 miles southeast of Chicago, sits Burns Harbor, ArcelorMittal’s second largest steel making facility in the country. The fully integrated plant’s location—bordered on both sides by a national park—affords prime shipping access to the Port of Indiana, as well as convenient highway and railroad access to the rest of the country. The facility’s strategic advantage is that it operates two blast furnaces capable of producing five million tons of raw steel annually—a payload that’s critical to serving the automotive industry, as well as the appliance, construction,

converters, distribution, and pipe and tube markets. As part of its Action 2020 Improvement Plan, ArcelorMittal invested $140 million into building two of the world’s largest walking beam reheat furnaces— the facility’s No. 4 and 5 furnaces located at its 80-inch Hot Strip Mill. The furnaces, which were added to improve surface quality and production, are capable of producing 500 tons each per hour, a 40% increase in productivity. In layman’s terms, the new furnaces “walk” the slabs instead of pushing them through the reheat furnaces, thus eliminating surface defects. At the center of ArcelorMittal’s plan was BAC signatory contractor

Barton Malow, which was awarded the refractory work through general contractor Graycor. The scope of Barton Malow’s work included the refractory installation of the two furnaces (each was approximately 210 feet in length and 15 feet high), the waste gas duct and heat recuperators, and the dual 217-foot stacks, which are lined with refractory. “The architectural design was challenging,” recalls Barton Malow’s Superintendent Brian Mielczarek, a 22-year member of BAC Local 4 IN/KY. “I believe this is the first of its kind in the States. Everything was segmented, checkerboarded into small segments with firebreaks built into them to

BAC Local 4 IN/KY bricklayers installing insulating castable on the hearth which is poured in segments for expansion.

BAC Local 4 IN/KY bricklayers installing the insulation layers on the walls in the recuperator zone of the waste gas duct.

BAC Local 4 IN/KY members working in the hearth of furnace 5. From left, jobsite steward Brian Collins, General Foreman Ken Reiter, member Shanon Szelinski and Superintendent Brian Mielczarek. ISSUE 4, 2020 // 3


MEMBERS AT WORK allow for better expansion and contraction of the materials to make them last longer.” For some perspective on the scope of materials BAC members used on the Burns Harbor job, there were 308 tons of insulation and hard/dense fire bricks; 602 tons of refractory castables; 544 tons of fiber blanket modules and insulating boards; 2,800 pieces of pre-manufactured pipe shapes; and 260 tons of gunite. To make things even more interesting, Mielczarek says nothing was continuous from the floor to the walls and roof. For example, one stack had more than 3,000 segments in it. In addition, moving the material into all the different areas posed its share of challenges. But before the Barton Malow team could even tackle those challenges, the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic had to be addressed. From Day 1 in March, Barton Malow in coordination with Local 4 not only navigated the complicated and intricate pieces of

the job, they were also vigilant about members’ safety and health, including the requirement for wearing face masks across the project. At peak of the job, Barton Malow employed 75 Local 4 bricklayers on the job. “This was an obvious daily challenge to coordinate the manpower and deal with daily issues in the middle of a pandemic,” says Local 4 Steward Brian Collins. “I believe that Local 4 and Barton Malow are a great example of a partnership that has been tried with a project of this size in the middle of a pandemic. I’m proud of our membership with respect to their professionalism, ability to adapt and their skill set to figure this project out.” As any BAC Contractor will admit, manning a project of this size with local craftsworkers is always a challenge. Every step is critical—from getting the steward on the job, to recruiting local general foreman, and keeping the apprentice ratio in balance. In addition, as local general foreman

BAC Local 4 IN/KY members working on insulating layers of brick on the charge end of the furnace. The plastic is a barrier between insulation and hard cast materials.

and foremen start reading prints and devising a work plan, they must build their crews.

ALL THIS IN A PANDEMIC. “Having local bricklayers in high level management positions always gives us the upper hand regarding work assignments and this project was a great example of that,” says President of Local 4 IN/KY Steve Knowles. Communication was another critical component of BAC Local

There was a lot of intricate brick work, which was not only challenging for our foreman, but for a good portion of bricklayers who might not have ever seen this type of work.” — BAC Local 4 IN/KY member Shannon Szelinski

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I believe that Local 4 and Barton Malow are a great example of a partnership that has been tried with a project of this size in the middle of a pandemic.” — BAC Local 4 IN/KY steward Brian Collins

BAC Local 4 IN/KY member Shannon Szelinski says it is amazing to see a project like this up close. “There was a lot of intricate brick work, which was not only challenging for our foreman, but for a good portion of bricklayers who might not have ever seen this type of work. The foremen did a great job figuring out the blueprints and putting together a plan.” In the end, it was BAC’s creativity and execution that made the difference. “This project tested Local 4’s skill set and leadership,” Mielczarek says. “I believe we all answered the call on this once-ina-lifetime project.” //

4 IN/KY’s success, led by steward Brian Collins and the local superintendent, general foreman and foremen, all the way up to Barton Malow corporate. “COVID-19 is something no one could have anticipated or prepared for, so we had to work together from every member on-site all the way up through Barton Malow Management,” says Jeremy Rivas, Field Representative for BAC Local 4 IN/KY. As with any job, the success of the final product is something that everyone involved can walk away with. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to have worked and supervised the guniting of these furnaces and

stacks,” says Foreman Darren Stout. “This is the absolute best work I’ve been involved with in both furnaces and stacks, and I’ve been doing this for 27 years. I like to describe this work as sculptured brilliance.”

Building trades workers on the project, including members of Bricklayers, Laborers, Carpenters and Operators.

BAC Local 4 IN/KY members working on the upper east wall of furnace 4. From front, Robert McCumber Jr., Dave Sitzenstock, Bryon Yanke and Jason Olesek. ISSUE 4, 2020 // 5


MEMBERS AT WORK The 10-story Will County Courthouse, built by skilled members of ADC 1 of IL, sits at the center of Joliet, Illinois’ downtown rejuvenation efforts.

ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT COUNCIL 1 OF ILLINOIS

Transparency in Justice BAC helps bring new Joliet, Illinois courthouse into new age

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t is as sprawling and eye-catching as it is practical and efficient. The 370,000-square foot, 10-story Will County Courthouse not only offers the latest in architectural and building design, but also sits at

the center of Joliet, Illinois’ downtown rejuvenation efforts. Finished less than three years after breaking ground across the street from the current courthouse, the “highly efficient” facility, as

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designers call it, was a project of necessity, says Tim Rossborough, Field Representative of BAC Administrative District Council 1 of IL. That’s one of the reasons the Local union worked so hard behind


Hydro-Mobile Mast Climbing work platforms used to ensure a safe install by BAC craftworkers.

on a 110-foot tall Gridworx aluminum grid system. The tower holds four court floor plates completed with judges’ chambers and jury deliberation suites. Central to the courthouse design are the stone façade and steel elements, chosen specifically as these materials are native to the Joliet area. The ALL Masonry team installed 110,00-square-feet of limestone, including 80,000 square feet of exterior stone, 20,000 interior stone and 10,000 on the exterior landscape. Limestone is prevalent throughout the building, including in the 38 courtrooms that serve criminal, civil, family, traffic and special proceedings caseload, the judge chambers, the entryway, by the escalators, and in the main vestibule.

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the scenes to help bring the project to fruition. “Will County has grown over 30% in the last 20 years,” Rossborough says. “There were judges’ seats that were not filled because there were no courtrooms to house them. There were also safety concerns over the public, judges and criminals all using the same set of elevators in the old building.”

The new Justice Center, which came in on time and under budget, replaces the existing courthouse with a modern and secure facility that not only gives the city more space and security, but also engages the public with a welcoming landscaped plaza. The 10-story limestone rain-screen system, installed by ALL Masonry Construction Group, features 80,000 square foot of limestone mounted

The design of the new courthouse seeks to convey the concept of “transparency in justice.” That concept is fittingly framed by the magnificence lime stone veneer. Rich Gallagher, foreman for ALL Masonry, oversaw the team that handled the exterior Missouri limestone rain-screen system. There were several challenges waiting for Gallagher and his team, including mounting significantly sized and weighted limestone panels on such a high structure. There also was the task of coordinating and engineering with the building envelope ISSUE 4, 2020 // 7


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From left, ALL Masonry Foreman Rich Gallagher pointing out the details of the interior installation system to DCTC Training Director, John Flynn and ADC 1 IL Business Agent Tim Rossborough.

contract for dead load and wind load to properly accommodate the building’s engineered design. Overall, Gallagher says the rain-screen work was an extremely complex task as far as tolerances

go. For example, if the substrate was out of tolerance, his team had to plan ahead accordingly and order larger mullions and girts, which secure the stone to the building’s structure.

In addition, the soffit fascia and the fallbacks were very complex. “Building the soffit and facia pieces out of a man basket took a lot of work,” Gallagher recalls. “We had to change everything up after the pandemic started, so we could only have one man in a man basket to lift those large pieces. We didn’t build hydro in those areas because the glass façade had been installed prior to the stone soffit and facia work.” Gallagher also says the courthouse had complex flashing systems throughout. ALL Masonry manufactured all the aluminum for the flashing. “With an open joint system, it was paramount that our Air Vapor Barrier (AVB) crew was meticulous. When I say complex, it was like building a watch—everything had to fit perfectly.” If that was not enough, Gallagher was faced with instructing traditional masons how to take up an impact driver in lieu of a trowel to install the stone veneer. This was

The whole experience was one of the biggest takeaways from the job, as many upcoming jobs have rainscreen systems of some type. This helps us stay ahead and train our masons on these new building systems.” — Rich Gallagher, foreman, ALL Masonry & member of BAC Local 21 IL

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made even more difficult in March by working under CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak. Consequently, when masons were working within 6 feet of each other, they were required to wear appropriate PPE on the project. Luis Puig, President of ALL Masonry, says that even though the pure size, scope and height of the project presented its share of special circumstances, the teams on site rose to the challenge. “We approached these challenges by having constant communication

with all stakeholders in the project to ensure the project’s design requirements were met.” James Allen, President of ADC 1 of IL, says that in the end, the project met the expectations that the BAC Trades are expected to do—and did. “This project is another example of the craftsmanship of our BAC members, their ability to adapt to new building systems, and the commitment of signatory contractors like ALL Masonry to pursue new and emerging work opportunities for the masonry trade.” //

From left, Rogelio Renteria and José Granados installing gurts and mullions.

From left, Apprentice Milton Renteria and Ronald Davis preparing to hang the stone rain-screen panel in the courtroom.

Limestone Rain Screen panels supported by Gridwork horizontal aluminum anchoring system. ISSUE 4, 2020 // 9


MEMBER NOTICE

Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Summary of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act Editor’s Note: The following summary appears in the BAC Journal as a service to BAC members in the United States. The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) enforces many LMRDA provisions, while others, such as the bill of rights, may only be enforced by union members through private suite in federal court. If you suspect a violation of these rights or responsibilities, please contact the Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL.

UNION MEMBER RIGHTS Bill of Rights: Union members have: + Equal rights to participate in union activities + Freedom of speech and assembly + Voice in setting rates of dues, fees, and assessments + Protection of the right to sue + Safeguards against improper discipline Copies of Collective Bargaining Agreements: Union members and nonunion employees have the right to receive or inspect copies of collective bargaining agreements. Reports: Unions are required to file an initial information report (Form LM-1), copies of constitutions and bylaws, and an annual financial report (Form LM-2/3/4) with OLMS. Unions must make the reports available to members and permit members to examine supporting records for just cause. The reports are

public information and copies are available from OLMS. Officer Elections: Union members have the right to: + Nominate candidates for office + Run for office + Cast a secret ballot + Protest the conduct of an election Officer Removal: Local union members have the right to an adequate procedure for the removal of an elected officer guilty of serious misconduct. Trusteeships: Unions may only be placed in trusteeship by a parent body for the reasons specified in the LMRDA. Prohibition Against Certain Discipline: A union or any of its officials may not fine, expel, or otherwise discipline a member for exercising any LMRDA right. Prohibition Against Violence: No one may use or threaten to use force or violence to interfere with a union member in the exercise of LMRDA rights.

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

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must be bonded to provide protection against losses if their union has property and annual financial receipts which exceed $5,000. Labor Organization Reports: Union officers must: + File an initial information report (Form LM-1) and annual financial reports (Forms LM-2/3/4) with OLMS. + Retain the records necessary to verify the reports for at least five years. Officer Reports: Union officers and employees must file reports concerning any loans and benefits received from, or certain financial interests in, employers whose employees their unions represent and businesses that deal with their unions. Officer Elections: Unions must: + Hold elections of officers of local unions by secret ballot at least every three years. + Conduct regular elections in accordance with their constitution and bylaws and preserve all records for one year. + Mail a notice of election to every member at least 15 days prior to the election. + Comply with a candidate’s request to distribute campaign material. + Not use union funds or resources to promote any candidate (nor may employer funds or resources be used). + Permit candidates to have election observers.


NEWS IN BRIEF + Allow candidates to inspect the union’s membership list once within 30 days prior to the election. Restrictions on Holding Office: A person convicted of certain crimes may not serve as a union officer, employee, or other representative of a union for up to 13 years.

Loans: A union may not have outstanding loans to any one officer or employee that in total exceed $2,000 at any time. Fines: A union may not pay the fine of any officer or employee convicted of any willful violation of the LMRDA.

The above is only a summary of the LMRDA. The full text of the Act can be obtained online at www.dol.gov or by writing to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-1519, Washington, D.C. 20210. //

BAC Women Participate in the First Virtual Women Build Nations Conference

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or those on the industry’s frontlines during the pandemic, the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) salutes them. In October 2020, NABTU welcomed over 1,300 participants at its first virtual International Tradeswomen Build Nations (TWBN) conference to inspire, empower and share experiences of tradeswomen around the world. The conference included a virtual BAC Caucus, moderated by Local 1 NY member Leslie Houghton. Panelists included Liliana Calderon of Local 21 IL; Laurie Harris of Local 3 CA; Jackie Townsend of ADC 1 of IL; Angela Henderson of Local 1 WA/ AK; Kristine Azzoli of Local 1 NY; and Jenna Lipinski of Local 1 SK. Each shared their journey to becoming tradeswomen and answered questions about how to support each other in the trades and help our Union grow.

A virtual BAC Caucus was held during the 2020 BAC Women Build Nations Conference.

“Help communities to keep supply lines open, retrofitting factories, keep power on for hospitals, industries and homes, and quickly build new testing facilities, and hospital expansions,” says NABTU President Sean McGarvey. “You demonstrated how our model— building trades do whatever it takes—is really true. Because

of you and your ability to deal with difficult situations, including sometimes educating men, on jobsites, on what respecting partnership is all about, we survive these catastrophes, and come out stronger on the other side.” To view the recorded virtual conference, visit https://bit. ly/3qKsD5M. // ISSUE 4, 2020 // 11


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BAC Member Liliana Calderon Receives Tradeswomen Heroes Award NABTU President Sean McGarvey says the award is a testament to the profession. “These Tradeswomen Heroes are exemplary building trades’ members and represent our affiliate unions to the highest degree. They are role models and trailblazers and reflect what we love and honor about our workforce.” Calderon, a board member of the Chicago Women in Trades and BAC’s Executive Council member, says she feels obligated to help more women explore career opportunities in the building trades. “It’s important to me to step up and be the voice of the women in our trade who don’t have a seat at the table, or who don’t feel their voice is powerful enough to make a difference.” // BAC Local 21 IL member Liliana Calderon.

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iliana Calderon, a 13-year member of BAC Local 21 Illinois, received the North America’s Building Trades Unions’ (NABTU’s) first “Tradeswomen Heroes Award” on Oct. 22, 2020. In addition, Calderon was nominated to represent the Bricklayers on NABTU’s Tradeswomen’s Committee. Joining Calderon in the award’s category were Sisters Jenna Wittner, Ironworkers Local 512; Lorraine Mata, UA Local 467; and Kilah Engelke, OPCMIA Local 599. A joint effort between NABTU’s Tradeswomen’s Committee and the Apprenticeship and Training Committee, the “Tradeswomen Heroes Award” honors the dedicated tradeswomen within NABTU’s affiliated unions. “For decades, our tradeswomen have persevered through all kinds of adversity and triumphed on all levels, and we are proud to launch an awards program dedicated to honoring these women and their accomplishments,” says Vicki O’Leary, NABTU Tradeswomen Committee Chair.

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SAFETY & HEALTH

Masonry r2p Partnership Contractor Surveys Highlight Safety and Health Progress

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he COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the number one safety and health concern across the country and a top priority for the masonry industry — especially as work moves inside during these colder months. But in addition to keeping ourselves and one another safe by limiting exposure to COVID19, we cannot forget about the regular jobsite hazards faced by our members every day. Through an ongoing effort to survey both BAC members and contractors, the Masonry r2p Partnership (a collaborative effort between BAC, ICE, and IMI) has identified the safety and health hazards of highest concern and consistently demonstrated that we are making progress in addressing them (see 2017 Issue 2, p.18 for background).

In our final issue of 2019, we reported on the results of the 2019 BAC member survey (2019 Issue 4, pp. 26–27), which showed, for example, increases in the availability of engineering controls for silica dust and use of PPE for hearing protection, indicating the positive impact the Partnership has had on members’ safety and health. Since that issue was published, a 2020 contractor safety and health survey has also been completed. Due to the timing of the survey, which began in February 2020, many of the responses were collected after the pandemic began. Consequently, COVID-19 topped the list of concerns for 10% of contractors surveyed, but still fell behind the high-priority hazards of falling, dust and silica, and back injuries.

TOP CONCERNS Responses to questions about the implementation of controls reflected a similar picture to the one portrayed in the 2019 membership survey. Contractors report doing a better job overall of protecting members than in past years, and resources promoted by the Masonry r2p Partnership seem to be having an impact.

DUST & SILICA When it comes to controlling exposure to dust and silica, 99% of contractors indicated that they were somewhat or very familiar with OSHA’s silica standard — up from only 82% in 2017. Within that, three-quarters of those surveyed this year (77%) reported being very familiar — up from 39% in 2017. The percentage of contractors that

PREVENTING HEAD INJURIES Each year, thousands of construction workers suffer head injuries on the job – often as a result of falling, the number one contractor concern identified above. To bring awareness to the risks and ways to prevent head injuries, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training has developed a number of resources, all available at www.cpwr.com/ research/research-to-practice-r2p/r2p-library/

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other-resources-for-stakeholders/headinjuries/, including: + A 15-minute Awareness Program, Head Protection: Preventing Head Injuries + A Hazard Alert Card: Preventing Head Injuries (in English and Spanish) + A Toolbox Talk: Head Protection (in English and Spanish)


had used the Silica-Safe.org website and exposure control planning tool grew significantly, from 5% in 2017 to 41% in 2020.

STRAIN & SPRAIN INJURIES The Partnership also saw an increase in contractors’ efforts to prevent injuries from manual materials handling. When asked if they have used any equipment or tools designed to reduce a worker’s risk for injuries due to sprains and strains, 86% of contractors said “Yes”. A majority — 91% — indicated that strategies to minimize manual materials handling are incorporated into site planning before the project even begins. When exploring new ways such as robotics to address strains and sprains, only 14% of contractors surveyed had used bricklaying or demolition robots on a jobsite, but an additional 13% had seen them in use by others. Similarly, less than 3% of respondents had either used or seen an exoskeleton on the job, but only 8% were completely unfamiliar with this type of equipment. //

Online Safety Contest Helps Keep Members Safe During Pandemic

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o encourage members to work safely during the pandemic, BAC Local 1 Oregon/Washington/Idaho/ Montana launched an online contest through Facebook. The contest enables members to share jobsite videos demonstrating how they work safely. After being reviewed independently by a third-party judge, Local members Simon Scoles, Scott Fromm and Rick Salchenberg won the best videos. Each Member received prizes, including levels, sweatshirts and gift cards. Matt Eleazer, President of Local 1 OR/WA/ID/MT, says that the contest puts the emphasis on essential worker safety first. “Through these videos, we are showing how our union members work safely without sacrificing work quality. We thank our members who are not only working hard but working smart and following safety and health protocols. They are truly the best hands in the business.” To view the videos, visit the Local’s Facebook page. // ISSUE 4, 2020 // 15


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IMI & IMTEF

BAC Local 2 Michigan, IMI/IMTEF Help Reimagine Motor City Transportation Hub BAC Local 2 MI member and foreman Michael Hipes working on a Guastavino tile mockup to prepare for work on Michigan Central Station.

BAC Local 2 MIC member Austin Schasser preparing to set the closure unit in the Guastavino tile vault mockup at the IMI Metro Detroit Training Center.

BAC Local 2 MI brick apprentice Anthony Barnes.

he comeback is on for Michigan Central Station (MCS). The once grand Beaux Arts-style depot is now the new state of the art transportation center for the Ford Motor Co. Welcoming visitors with its marble floors, 68-foot Corinthian columns and Guastavino tile vaults divided by coffered arches, the center was a symbol of progress for the Motor City. The depot, which opened the day after Christmas in 1913, had been abandoned since 1988—a

painful, infamous symbol of Detroit’s decline. But renovation efforts by Ford has breathed new life into the iconic center—inviting more hope for the city’s continued renovation efforts. The four-building, 30-acre campus is at the center of a $740 million redevelopment project designed to connect to the surrounding neighborhood. Ford, which calls the planned campus an “inclusive, vibrant and walkable innovation district,” purchased the depot in 2018 as the

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centerpiece of its Corktown Campus, which will focus on creating autonomous and electric vehicles. When complete, the 1.2 millionsquare-foot campus will include offices, retail space, housing, parks and community places. It is expected to deliver 5,000 new jobs to Corktown. Michael Hipes, BAC Local 2 MI member and foreman at Michigan Central Station, works for the BAC signatory contractor, Leidal & Hart, which is performing structural repairs to the topside of the Guastavino vaults, along with other masonry repairs throughout the building. Signatories Grunwell-Cashero and Graciano Corporation have also teamed up to replace, cut out, and tuckpoint the exposed side of the Guastavino tile. “I’m very excited to be a part of the team that will keep this beautiful structure standing for the next 100 years,” Hipes says. “One day, my grandchildren will be able to enjoy it.” When Ford Construction Manager Christman Brinker and design firm, Quinn Evans Architects, approached the project, they knew they had to turn to highly skilled, trained labor for a project of this scope and significance. In particular, the


Guastavino tiles posed a unique challenge. While Guastavino’s tile arch system was first introduced in the US in 1885, architects, engineers and builders still marvel at how they are constructed. That’s because it is a self-supporting, compression-only vault system. “It’s amazing, to see how this system works,” Hipes says. “It feels like we’re putting tiles in thin air, and they just stay.” To prepare for the project, Hipes and his crew members attended a special two-day training at IMI’s Metro Detroit Training Center. The program, facilitated by IMI, IMTEF and local training staff, provided both historical, classroom and hands-on training on Guastavino tile arches. Project engineer Derek Trelstad was on hand to explain the engineering behind the systems, while Guastavino vault specialist, Kent Diebolt, FAPT, founding partner at Vertical Access, lent his expertise to the training.

“IMI is an amazing partner from top to bottom,” Diebolt says. “The workers on this project are highly motivated, incredibly smart and committed to learning a new aspect of their craft. Their skill level is quite high.” Anthony Barnes, BAC Local 2 MI brick apprentice and former Job Corps graduate, was excited to be able to learn something new. “It’s a different experience than anything I’ve before—getting to work on these old vaults. Detroit is my home. I love being able to work here. This project is another under my belt that I get to be a part of.” Perhaps BAC Local 2 MI journeyworker restoration specialist Dale Kasanko summed it up best. “It’s my dream to work on this project. It’s one of the most elite in the country, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve driven by it my whole life. As soon as I found out Ford bought it, I was hoping very much to be on this project. Now I get to say I am.” //

A glimpse of brick work at Michigan Central Station.

GET IMI’S HISTORIC MASONRY PRESERVATION CERTIFICATE ONLINE Many of the craftworkers on the Michigan Train Station project have an Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate (HMPC) from IMI. In 2021, the HMPC classroom curriculum will be offered virtually to select groups. Check imtef.org for more updates.

Job Corps Graduate Arkeem WatfordMitchener Gets Fresh Start in Seattle

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BAC apprenticeship can be a life-changing opportunity. Just ask Arkeem Watford-Mitchener. After graduating from the

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IMI & IMTEF

BAC Local 1 WA/AK apprentice Arkeem Watford-Mitchener.

hometown of Brownsville, a notoriously violent neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York—an area where 40% of its residents live below the poverty line. “I wanted to change my environment,” Watford-Mitchener says. “I grew up in a harsh environment. I just had to get away from everyone who was close to that. I was too close to people who weren’t trying to help me help myself. I’m so happy I got this opportunity.” At Job Corps, Watford-Mitchener was given the structure and guidance he needed from BAC member and instructor Mike Beamer. While

there were days Watford-Mitchener says he wanted to quit, Beamer never gave up on him. “He always had faith,” WatfordMitchener says. “He made me into the tile setter I am today.” Watford-Mitchener cops to not being sure he would even like the tile business when he entered the program. There was no history there for him. But when he put himself into it, he found there was a passion. “Mr. Beamer showed us his trade, giving us the skills that made him a master. He knows how to talk to every student in his class to get them to understand what he’s teaching. He’s a great instructor. I knew I couldn’t let him down.” Today, Watford-Mitchener works for Skyline Tile and Marble Inc., a Women Business Enterprise (W.B.E.) and BAC signatory contractor specializing in custom commercial tile installation. “My employer is so nice. When my wife had our daughter a few weeks ago, they gave me time off and let me know I could come back as soon as I was ready.” As a member of BAC Local 1 WA/ AK, Watford-Mitchener feels like

he has finally found a community. “You’ll meet some of the nicest, realest friends of your life in the Union. Everyone here has welcomed me with such hospitality.” “Arkeem has been a fantastic apprentice” said Lowell Glodowski, Western Washington Masonry Trades apprentice coordinator. “He has the right attitude and is very reliable. He showed up to our training center ready for the challenge to start his first chapter with the BAC. We are thankful to have him in our program. I am honored to be an alumni of Job Corps and will continue to give back to both the BAC and Job Corps communities.” Thanks to his Union job, Watford-Mitchener is proud of the newfound independence he has found. “I have transitioned. My life is so much better. I have my own apartment. My kids are taken care of. Financially, I’m never looking back.” As for the future? WatfordMitchener hopes to start his own company. “This is more than a dream come true. Hopefully, one day I can start my own business. I want something to leave behind for my family.” //

You’ll meet some of the nicest, realest friends of your life in the Union. Everyone here has welcomed me with such hospitality. — BAC Local 1 WA/AK apprentice Arkeem Watford-Mitchener 20 // BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS


CANADA

Mason Tender Course Creates Career Opportunities for Young Workers

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f you want to see the importance of teaching the next generation of masons, look no further than BAC Local 1 Saskatchewan. In partnership with International Masonry Institute, BAC Local 1 SK facilitated a Mason Tender course at Darby Morin Center on Big River First Nation in September. Under the program, a group of young mason tenders worked on a school and hockey rink built by signatory contractor City Masonry. Upon finishing the course, 12 of them were hired by both signatory contractors City Masonry and Brxton Masonry. BAC Local 1 SK President Derek Halldorson believes the course set an example that other Locals can follow. “The course was a huge success. BAC Local 1 SK Aboriginal Journeyworker bricklayer Harley Whitehawk instructed the course and did an amazing job mentoring and instructing these young workers. He showed them valuable skills that they will be able to use going forward in their careers,” Halldorson says. Whitehawk says programs like the Mason Tender course benefit both the Union and young indigenous workers. Contractors get to mentor future workers and young masons acquire skills that lead to job

The masons of BAC Local 1 SK who attended the Mason Tender course in September. // Les maçons de la section locale 1 du BAC SK ayant suivi la formation de préposé(e) à la maçonnerie, en septembre.

opportunities. “It is a win-win for all. I’ve seen many other reserves with a lot of native workers willing to get out there and work, which is especially good for indigenous communities. More young indigenous workers are coming into the trades and exploring the different opportunities they have in life.” Halldorson says the course will continue to build long-term partnerships with indigenous communities around the province as well as provide members in these communities with lifelong careers. //

Le cours Mason Tender offre des opportunités de carrière aux jeunes travailleurs

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i vous voulez une preuve de l’importance de former la prochaine génération de maçons, il vous suffit de jeter un œil à ce

que fait la section locale 1 du BAC de Saskatchewan. En septembre dernier, la section locale 1 du BAC SK a animé, en partenariat avec

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CANADA centre Darby Morin de la réserve Big River First Nation. Dans le cadre de cette formation, un groupe de jeunes maçons a travaillé sur la construction d’une école et d’une patinoire de hockey avec l’entreprise City Masonry, l’une des co-responsables du chantier. Au terme de la formation, 12 d’entre eux ont été embauchés par les deux entreprises responsables du chantier, City Masonry et Brxton Masonry. Selon Derek Halldorson, président de la section locale 1 du BAC de Saskatchewan, cette formation est un exemple que d’autres sections locales devraient suivre. « La formation a été un énorme succès. Harley Whitehawk, un maçon itinérant autochtone de la section locale 1 du

BAC de Saskatchewan, a animé le cours et a fait un travail remarquable en tant que mentor et instructeur auprès de ces jeunes travailleurs. Il leur a enseigné des compétences précieuses qu’ils pourront utiliser tout au long de leur carrière », a déclaré Derek Halldorson. De son côté, Harley Whitehawk affirme que les formations comme celle de préposé(e) à la maçonnerie profitent à la fois au syndicat et aux jeunes travailleurs autochtones. Selon lui, en effet, les entrepreneurs ont ainsi l’opportunité d’encadrer les futurs travailleurs, tandis que les jeunes maçons acquièrent des compétences les menant tout droit à des opportunités d’emploi. « Tout

le monde y gagne, en fin de compte. J’ai vu de nombreuses autres réserves avec beaucoup de travailleurs autochtones prêts à aller travailler ailleurs, ce qui est très bénéfique pour les communautés autochtones. De plus en plus de jeunes travailleurs autochtones se lancent sur le marché du travail et explorent les différentes opportunités que leur offre la vie ». Derek Halldorson a déclaré que d’autres formations seront organisées dans le cadre de partenariats à long terme avec les communautés autochtones de la province, afin d’offrir aux membres de ces communautés une carrière qu’ils pourront poursuivre tout au long de leur vie. //

Building Our Global Network of Women in the Union Construction Trades

T Jenna Lipinski of BAC Local 1 SK (front) and masons from the Archana Women’s Center in India. // Jenna Lipinski, de la section locale 1 du BAC SK (devant) et les femmes maçonnes du Centre de formation des femmes d’Archana, en Inde.

wenty-five years of international connections among women working in the construction trades. That was the virtual celebration the Tradeswomen Building Bridges hosted on November 21. Initially supported by a Fulbright Award to long-time construction trades researcher

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Susan Moir, Tradeswomen Building Bridges has organized two delegations of tradeswomen to India—the first in 2017 and the second in 2019. During the event, Sister Jenna Lipinski of BAC Local 1 SK shared stories from her 2019 trip to Kerala, India, where she joined


local women masons in laying brick and rebuilding a house that was destroyed by the devastating floods of 2018. Local women masons received their training from the Archana Women’s Center,

a non-government organization with a mission to empower women through training in masonry and other programs. “We were enlightened on the different barriers and obstacles the

women in India have to overcome in this industry,” Lipinski says. “No matter the struggle, they are devoted to continue raising awareness and empowering women. It’s truly inspirational for us.” //

Bâtir notre réseau mondial de femmes dans les métiers de la construction

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ingt-cinq ans de relations internationales parmi les femmes travaillant dans les métiers de la construction. C’est l’anniversaire qu’a célébré, en ligne, l’organisation Tradeswomen Building Bridges, le 21 novembre dernier. Initialement créée par Susan Moir, une chercheuse en métiers de la construction ayant reçu le prix Fulbright, l’organisation Tradeswomen Building Bridges a organisé deux délégations de femmes du secteur en Inde, la première en 2017 et la deuxième en 2019. Au cours de l’événement, sœur Jenna Lipinski, de la section locale 1 du BAC de Saskatchewan, a raconté le voyage qu’elle a fait en 2019, au Kerala, en Inde, où

elle a rejoint un groupe local de femmes maçons afin de reconstruire une maison détruite lors des inondations dévastatrices de 2018. Ces femmes maçonnes ont toutes été formées au Centre de formation des femmes d’Archana, une organisation non gouvernementale dont la mission est d’autonomiser les femmes grâce à une formation en maçonnerie et à d’autres programmes. « Nous avons beaucoup appris sur les écueils et les difficultés que les femmes indiennes doivent surmonter dans ce secteur », a déclaré Jenna Lipinski. « Pourtant, malgré cela, elles continuent de sensibiliser sur l’autonomisation des femmes. Cela est pour nous une magnifique leçon de vie ». //

No matter the struggle, they are devoted to continue raising awareness and empowering women.” << Pourtant, malgré cela, elles continuent de sensibiliser sur l’autonomisation des femmes. >> ISSUE 4, 2020 // 23


MAP INSIDE SAD:

Understanding and Fighting the Winter Blues

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s the days grow colder and shorter, we are reminded of the harsh reality that mood imbalances may occur more commonly and severely during the winter months. In their most benign form, seasonal mood imbalances (“winter blues”) can lead to slight changes in frustration tolerance or energy levels. More acutely, the change of seasons may result in a specific form of clinical depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Of even greater concern, mental health experts are predicting an unusually high incidence of severe depression this winter due to the compounding effects of SAD and the unique mental health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In any case, it is important to identify and proactively address early warning signs to ensure safe and favorable outcomes.

routinely disappears in warmer months and reappears during the winter season. The signs and symptoms associated with SAD are consistent with major depression, and may include a pervasive sense of despair, fatigue, apathy or numbness, a loss of interest in activities and hobbies, social withdrawal, changes in sleep and/ or appetite (typically oversleeping and overeating), general agitation, sluggishness, lack of energy, concentration difficulties, feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, and/or suicidal ideation. SAD is said to be underdiagnosed, which highlights the importance of self-awareness and recognition of mood and behavioral changes that may negatively impact one’s quality of life.

WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD)?

While research continues to be conducted around the origins of SAD, there are several biochemical and environmental considerations that appear to contribute to its onset. Findings suggest that the body’s difficulty in regulating neurotransmitters and hormones (serotonin and melatonin, respectively) alongside the reduced level of daylight hours, can create

Individuals who experience significant negative changes in mood and behaviors lasting approximately four months (typically from late fall to early spring), may be experiencing winter-pattern SAD. This type of depression has a unique presentation in that it

WHAT CAUSES WINTER-PATTERN SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD)?

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significant disruptions in mood. Deficits in vitamin D (which may occur as a result of reduced exposure to sunlight), may also be a contributing factor to mood destabilization. Additional risk factors may include one’s geographical location (those who live farther north with shorter daylight hours and potentially increased social isolation are at greater risk), co-occurring mental health conditions and a family history (both of which predict an increased likelihood of the development of SAD). Negative associations with the holiday season may also contribute to the complex onset of SAD symptoms.


WHY IS COVID-19-RELATED DISTRESS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY SYMPTOMS OF SAD? The most recent peer-reviewed data indicates that the rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicidal ideation have soared since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Contributing factors to COVID-19-related mental health conditions include social isolation, the fear of one’s own illness or death as well as fear of the illness or death of loved ones, struggles with economic instability, concerns about unemployment, limited access to resources and otherwise typical coping mechanisms, grief, lack of structure, and overall uncertainty about the future. Mental health professionals have forecasted a worsening of

behavioral and emotional health conditions as the winter months endure. It is anticipated that colder weather will lead to further isolation, and that spikes in cases will advance illness fears and general unease. A pandemic-related disruption in usual seasonal traditions (such as holiday gatherings), as well as potential seasonal unemployment for those in the trades, are all indicators that SAD, if present, may be exacerbated this winter. With such high stakes, consider taking extra precautions to protect your emotional and behavioral health this winter.

INTERVENTIONS Self-care is important; avail of all opportunities to be exposed to natural sunlight, seek alternatives

to traditional family get-togethers in order to maintain your sense of connection, plan pleasurable activities, avoid self-medicating with substances or alcohol. As with any condition, it is advised to seek help sooner rather than later when symptoms develop. When appropriate and as determined by a licensed professional, a commonly recommended treatment option for SAD includes broad-band light therapy (an easy and convenient at-home option to address reduced natural sunlight). This may or may not be recommended in combination with medication management and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy. A licensed mental health professional can assist with helping individuals learn how to cope with difficult situations and talk therapy can be specifically adapted for those who struggle with symptoms of SAD. If you or someone you love needs support in addressing seasonal depression, help is available. BAC’s Member Assistance Program (MAP) provides confidential assistance to active and retired union members and their immediate families, offered by licensed mental health professionals. Call MAP directly today toll-free at 1-888-880-8222. Calls are generally accepted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST, and all calls are kept strictly confidential. There is no charge for MAP services. // ISSUE 4, 2020 // 25


INTERNATIONAL FUNDS

ACCESS THE SAV-RX ADVANTAGE PLAN TODAY

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH FUND (IHF)

BAC Sav-Rx Advantage Plan Helps BAC Members Save Thousands

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OVID-19 has been hard on everyone, leaving a swath of hardship in its wake. To help give you some relief, President Tim Driscoll has introduced the BAC Sav-Rx Advantage Plan. Exclusively for BAC Members, the new discount prescription program provides the lowest price at the pharmacy. While discounts vary by pharmacy and medication, participants typically save from 15% to 60% at their local retail pharmacies and 30% to 70% at the Sav-Rx Mail Order Pharmacy. Announced and implemented in July and August, respectively, the plan already is helping Members rack up the savings. In the first three months, 2,000-plus BAC members have saved more than $31,000. That number is expected to increase as more Members access the program. While BAC Sav-Rx Advantage Plan is not an insurance plan, it helps reduce the cost of prescriptions for active members who may not qualify for health benefits through a local health and welfare plan. It also helps retirees who do not qualify for Medicare Part D. In addition, the program is available to Members eligible for prescription coverage through their local health and welfare plan, but who want to purchase prescriptions not covered by those plans. To access the Plan’s savings, members simply present their Sav-Rx Advantage Discount Drug Cards at participating retail pharmacies or have their prescriptions filled through the Sav-Rx Mail Order Pharmacy. Sav-Rx Advantage Discount Cards are accepted at most major chains, with more than 72,000 participating pharmacies in the network. To locate a participating pharmacy near you, visit www.savrx.com, enter the group on your ID card and your zip code. To request a new or replacement card, call Sav-Rx at 866-91BRICK (866-912-7425). 26 // BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS

For more information on the BAC Sav-Rx Advantage Plan, call 866-91-BRICK (866-912-7425). There will be a live Union Member on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For even more savings, BAC members are invited to try the Sav-Rx Mail Order Pharmacy for medications prescribed for 31 days or more. To utilize the Sav-Rx Mail Order Pharmacy, ask your medical provider to submit your Sav-Rx prescriptions via electronic prescription. Refills are just as easy. Simply request your refills by phone 866-91BRICK (866-912-7425), login at www.savrx.com, or visit your Sav-Rx mobile app (find us on the Apple Store and Google Play).

DELIVERING BAC MEMBERS QUALITY HEALTH BENEFITS WHILE REDUCING COST The International Health Fund (IHF) is pleased to welcome new members from WI Heavy and Highway, Local 8 IL, Lake Charles of LA and Local 5 PA. Even during these unprecedented times, IHF has grown fivefold in both membership and revenues since 2011, with more than 10,000 participating members and their families across 41 states. With a nationwide footprint and larger presence, IHF is able to serve members with best quality benefits and features and is honored to deliver the healthcare benefits BAC members and families need and deserve.

STAYING HEALTHY WITH BAC CARES IHF conducted its first Virtual Health Fair in St. Louis. Members participated in the biometric screenings through kits sent personally to their homes. The fair also included raffle prizes and member presentations. Keep checking your Local for more information on upcoming Virtual Health Fairs. Remember, you can get your free flu shot through Sav Rx at any pharmacy or primary care physician.


IHF BENEFITS AT $0 COPAY While COVID-19 has put a strain on our country, IHF continues to help reduce the strain on your wallets. BAC Cares Wellness initiatives include $5 copay for telemedicine, telemental, outpatient behavioral health, and outpatient substance abuse services, $0 copay for advanced imaging at free-standing facilities, and $0 copay preventative generic drug lists that help save copayments, coinsurance and deductibles.

New for 2021 is outpatient surgery at $0 cost to the Member if the surgery is performed at an in-network, free-standing facility (not in a hospital setting). This option may be a lower cost alternative. Be sure to consult with your doctor about where the procedure can be performed. For more assistance, you can search for a freestanding surgical facility on myuhc.com®. Choose a facility that is marked as “Freestanding Facility.” In addition, you can call IHF for assistance at 888-880-8222. //

INTERNATIONAL PENSION FUND (IPF)

BAC SAVE Annuity Posts 14.43% Return for 2019, Adding New Participating Locals

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he assets of the BAC SAVE RSP annuity now totals more than $180 million and covers 20,000 participants in 34 Local Unions. New participating jurisdictions include the Local 47 Chapter of Local 5 Pennsylvania; Locals 3, 7 and 44 Ohio; the Local 6 Tennessee Chapter of Local 8 Southeast, and the Local 6 Colorado Tile Chapter. In addition to financial hardship and inactive benefits withdrawals, participants wishing to receive a distribution from their accounts can receive several payment options, including joint and survivor, single life annuities, monthly installments, lump sums and rollover options at retirement. The RSPs moderately conservative investment policy has approximately 45% of Plan assets held in high quality fixed income securities, 40% in equity investments and 15% in pooled real

estate funds such as the AFL-CIO Housing and Building Investment Trusts. The annuity’s 2019 annual yield was 14.43%, with an average annual yield since inception at 6.16%.

LOG ON TODAY — RSP ANNUITY PORTAL ACCESS The BAC Member Portal enrollment continues to increase, including RSP Annuity participants who are enjoying round-the-clock access to account balances, and the ability to track hours and contributions to their individual accounts. Currently 3,350 RSP participants are accessing this information through the Portal. More than 20% of all Member Portal registrants are RSP Annuity account holders. Portal registration is fast and easy. To get started, visit bacweb.org and click on the blue BAC Member Portal banner (pictured above), which is located in the middle of the International Union’s website. // ISSUE 4, 2020 // 27


LOCAL 8 ILLINOIS

LOCAL Compass

LOCAL 15 MISSOURI/ KANSAS/NEBRASKA Ed Baugher Jr. displayed his 75-year service award this October when friends, family and Local 8 IL representatives were gathering outside of Eldorado Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to honor him. Brother Baugher turned 99 in December. “Our union has a rich history, and he’s a big part of it,” Local 8 IL President Matt Braun said. “Every December we have our awards banquet and recognize members for achievements. Unfortunately, we were unable to do it in person like normal because of COVID and Mr. Baugher being a resident of nursing home, but we wanted to be sure he would be capable of receiving it. It’s a great feat.”

LOCAL 1 MARYLAND/VIRGINIA/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Fifty-year member Dominic Mastroianni, left, proudly receives his Gold Card from Local 1 MD/VA/DC President Scott Garvin.

BAC Local 15 MO/KS/NE 75-year member Dillard Myers, left, receiving his service award from Local President Don Hunt. 28 // BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS


LOCAL 2 NEW YORK/VERMONT

Seventy-five year member James Connor, center, receives his service award from Local 2 NY/VT President Pat Tirino, left, and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Potter.

Gold Card member Sal Attura, center, receiving his service award from Local 2 NY/VT President Pat Tirino, left, and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Potter.

Gold Card member Frank Cangemi, center, receives his service award from Local 2 NY/VT President Pat Tirino, left, and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Potter.

Gold Card member Ed Stroba, center, receives his service award from Local 2 NY/VT President Pat Tirino, right, and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Potter.

From left, Local 2 NY/VT President Pat Tirino, Gold Card members Mike Suprenant, Douglas McClaine, and Domenico Distefano, Northeast Regional Director Al Catalano, and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Potter.

LOCAL 1 OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ IDAHO/MONTANA

Gold Card member Doug Hanson, left, receiving his service award from Field Representative Justin McEwen in Montana.

Forty-year member Walt Morris, right, receiving his service award from Field Representative Justin McEwen in Montana.Â

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IN MEMORIAM — JULY

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

Death Benefit Claims for July 2020 Total Amount Paid

$241,250.00

Total Union Labor Life Claims

$1,000.00

Total Death Benefits

$240,250.00

Total Number of Claims

127

Average Age

82.87

Average Years of Membership

56.79

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH of TRADE

AGE

YEARS of MEMBERSHIP

Atkinson, Arthur F. - 18, OH/KY Auria, Frank D. - 03, NY

TL, TW, CH, MM CM

89 77

59 57

Bailey, Joseph - 06, IL Ball, Hollis H. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Battilana, Ronald J. - 03, NY Besenfelder, Charles P. - 05, OH Biscobing, Leroy A. - 08, WI Blank, Kenneth W. - 01, PA/DE Botica, Bozo - 02, BC Bourque, Raymond W. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Bromley, John - 01, OR/WA/ID/MT Brueggemann, Reiner – 18OH/KY Buchanan, Gloster L. - 08, SE

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

90 77 84 70 92 70 74 76 86 77 103

70 51 63 51 72 47 44 58 63 55 65

Cahalane, Cornelius F. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Callegari, Dante - 01, CT Capestro, Brandon W. - 01, MO Cates, Allen F. - 15, MO/KS/NE Cavasin, Gianni - 02, BC Cerrone, Emanuel N. - 21, IL Cobb, Rex K. - 01, MD/VA/DC Crow, Leon C. - 03, CA Cuneo, Ronald F. - 04, NJ

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

95 87 38 86 75 85 83 90 88

72 50 20 53 54 59 55 70 58

Davis, Robert C. - 02, NY/VT DeFina, Ferdinando - 04, CA Degrandchamp, David L. - 02, MI Dewhurst, Jr., John G. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Diiullio, Mario - 08, OH Dineen, James L. - 02, NY/VT DiPalma, Sr., Ferdinando - 01, NY Dooley, Dale E. - 08, IL Downey, Sr., Lawrence E. - 04, IN/KY Dunklau, Thomas A. - 21, IL

B, M, P B B B MN B, M B B B TL

85 83 98 82 84 85 85 86 84 79

66 61 72 55 51 68 63 54 62 35

Ellis, Kenneth C. - 05, PA

B

87

65

Falzone, Robert G. - 02, NY/VT Felix, Lloyd C. - 04, CA Fortunato, Nappo - 01, NY Foy, Sr., James A. - 09, PA Freeman, Jack R. - 05, OK/AR/TX Furman, Guy D. - 15, WV

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

72 92 87 81 94 79

47 63 70 40 73 54

Gagliano, Gregory A. - 21, IL

B

63

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BRANCH of TRADE

AGE

YEARS of MEMBERSHIP

Galietta, Jr., Anthony F. - 01, NY Garlow, James W. - 04, CA Gerardot, Kent S. - 04, IN/KY Gibson, Robert S. - 04, IN/KY Gilbert, Harold E. - 08, SE Giordano, Donald A. - 01, PA/DE Graves, John P. - 01, NY Greco, Luke A. - 01, NY Greer, Jonah D. - 07, OH Grover, Clemmett M. - 04, IN/KY

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

86 90 74 95 83 89 79 95 96 78

65 51 50 68 57 70 59 71 71 57

Habeeb, Michael J. - 01, WA/AK Hand, Paul E. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Harvey, Edgar L. - 01, NY Hauck, Jack A. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Herard, James P. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Hohe, Michael T. - 56, IL Howard, Robert W. - 01, ON

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

71 89 92 75 74 69 81

52 63 52 57 55 43 64

Justis, Kirkwood L. - 01, MD/VA/DC

B

84

61

Katkic, Jr., Joseph M. - 05, OH Kazenski, III, William F. - 08, IL Keller, James F. - 05, PA Kilmartin, Sr., Phillip E. - 02, NY/VT King, Donald - 04, IN/KY Klenck, Harvey A. - 04, IN/KY Krueger, Werner M. - 01, ON

B B, CM B B B, M, MM, W B B

79 73 97 82 85 78 84

59 40 58 62 53 56 57

Lamb, Paul A. - 05, OH Law, William L. - 15, WV Lutsch, Jr., Michael H. - 08, OH Lynch, John D. - 21, IL

PC B, CM B, M PC, CM

51 68 83 91

3 50 60 69

MacDonald, Orville P. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Martini, Emilio R. - 05, OK/AR/TX McBride, Samuel - 04, IN/KY McCracken, Jr., Floyd V. - 02, MI McCrossan, George P. - 01, NY McIntire, Dean W. - 09, PA McKelvey, Leo F. - 01, PA/DE McKenna, Peter O. - 01, NY Miller, Arthur L. - 03, NY Miller, Robert - 01, NY Mion, Mario - 08, SE Morrissey, Michael P. - 01, MO Muhlbach, Frank - 01, NY Myers, James D. - 04, IN/KY

B, CM TW, TL B M B B B B B, CM, M, P B TL, TW B PC, CM B

92 90 75 89 85 88 92 79 81 88 96 57 80 81

69 54 56 62 56 65 68 59 62 61 61 38 57 64

Nykiel, Edwin C. - 21, IL

B

91

70

Pahlow, Donald H. - 08, WI Pal, Henry G. - 01, AB Pantaleo, Alfred G. - 08, SE Petty, Sr., Clarence - 01, HI Picker, Kenneth W. - 01, MO Polly, Michael P. - 04, NJ

B, M B B, CM, W M PC B

73 83 74 82 56 91

54 64 47 50 15 70

Reeder, James A. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Renon, Giovanni - 07, CN Reynolds, James K. - 07, KY Ricketts, Kenneth - 08, IL

B, CM, PC, W B B TL

79 87 79 74

50 43 54 52

IU DEATH BENEFIT CLAIMS MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE MEMBER’S DEATH.


MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH of TRADE

AGE

YEARS of MEMBERSHIP

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH of TRADE

AGE

YEARS of MEMBERSHIP

Ruggiero, James - 01, NY

B

95

64

Tomlingson, Troy D. - 04, IN/KY

B

67

41

Savell, Fred S. - 08, SE Scanlon, Kenneth - 01, NY Scheeringa, Donald W. - 04, IN/KY Scheurer, Paul - 01, MD/VA/DC Schlicht, Kurt R. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Schrupp, Lowell W. - 01, MN/ND/SD Schumacher, Richard C. - 21, IL Schwegal, Joseph R. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Seidelmann, Ernest - 01, MO Short, Gordon I. - 01, WA/AK Sinkle, Thomas W. - 08, SE Smyers, Sr., Glenn L. - 09, PA Swenson, Roy D. - 03, CA Switzer, Eugene - 03, CA

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

90 84 67 84 91 92 90 84 79 94 88 82 91 85

70 58 39 58 65 52 69 65 58 61 69 53 51 59

Trabucco, Joseph C. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B, M

92

71

Valach, Frank - 01, OR/WA/ID/MT

B

101

82

Vars, Jr., William C. - 01, CT

B, CM

93

73

Velardo, Jr., Nicholas P. - 01, CT

B

89

71

Ventura, Pompeo - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI

B

90

61

Walker, Jr., David - 01, NY

B

68

39

Washo, Eugene C. - 05, PA

TL, TW, CH, MM

88

53

Wendt, Jack K. - 19, WI

B

78

56

West, Gene - 13, NV

TL

55

3

Wiebe, Wilfred F. - 01, MN/ND/SD

B

84

64

Worts, Raymond E. - 21, IL

TL

82

51

Taylor, Sr., Earl L. - 03, CA Thiede, Donald E. - 08, WI Thornton, Jewell B. - 04, IN/KY

TL B B

91 89 87

63 64 53

Zerenga, Gaetano - 01, NY

B

89

58

Zibbel, Willys H. - 46, OH

B

96

55

Zoellick, Lawrence D. - 05, WI

TL

79

48

IN MEMORY OF EUGENE “GENE” J. STINNER

B

rother Eugene “Gene” J. Stinner, 82, passed away on November 29, 2020. Brother Stinner joined BAC in 1956 as a bricklayer apprentice in Allentown, PA. Following many years of dedicated service to local and national apprenticeship programs, Gene served as IMI’s Director of Apprenticeship and Training from 1995 to 2001. In this role he oversaw development of the initial National Training Center at Fort Ritchie, a decommissioned Army facility in Cascade, Maryland. BAC Secretary-Treasurer Bob Arnold remembers the time working with brother Stinner and acknowledges his contribution to BAC’s apprenticeship and training programs. “I’ll always have fond memories of Gene at the IMI Instructor Certification Program; his vision was to have uniform training for all BAC craftworkers from coast to IU DEATH BENEFIT CLAIMS MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE MEMBER’S DEATH.

coast. His dedication to starting up the National Training Center in Fort Ritchie laid the groundwork for the comprehensive, standardized training our members receive today,” says Arnold. Brother Stinner served the country in the Army with the National Guard. He was an avid handball player who also enjoyed snow skiing, sailing on his boat, and golfing. In addition to his parents, Gene is preceded in death by his 6 siblings; Bernard, James, Robert, Edward and Leo Stinner, and Rita Pletchan. He is survived by his wife, Marlene M. Merkel Stinner, a son, Lieutenant Colonel Gregory (Joanne) Stinner, Ret., a daughter, Margie (Peter) Ceribelli, a brother, Daniel Stinner, 5 grandchildren; Joseph (Jackie) Ceribelli, Regina and David Ceribelli and Stacey and Drew Stinner, and 2 great grandchildren, Vincent and Anthony Ceribelli. // ISSUE 4, 2020 // 31


IN MEMORIAM — AUGUST

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

Death Benefit Claims for August 2020 Total Amount Paid

$138,900.00

Total Union Labor Life Claims

$5,400.00

Total Death Benefits

$133,500.00

Total Number of Claims

76

Average Age

84.03

Average Years of Membership

55.64

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH of TRADE

AGE

YEARS of MEMBERSHIP

Hadlock, Edward R. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Hodgson, Fred A. - 15, MO/KS/NE Humphries, Thomas W. - 01, WA/AK

B, CM, P B, M B

87 83 94

64 51 70

Immel, Merlyn B. - 06, OH

B

86

55

Jacobs, Ralph J. - 03, CA Just, Josef - 15, MO/KS/NE

B B

88 94

69 65

Kemp, John P. - 04, NJ Kolesar, John J. - 05, OH

B, CM B

92 93

55 68

LeDonne, Eugene P. - 15, WV Liani, Sergio - 02, ON Loyer, William L. - 04, CA

B B B, M

85 91 87

53 64 71

Marciano, Anthony J. - 03, NY Mauro, Philip F. - 01, NY McCullough, John V. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI McMahon, Thomas - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Meyers, Roy H. - 03, NY Moro, Gianfranco - 06, ON

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

94 76 90 91 83 82

73 21 72 73 31 41

Naples, John - 02, NY/VT

TL, CH, CM, MM

80

34

O’Donnell, Paul R. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI O’Grady, John P. - 01, NY

B B

94 86

70 51

BRANCH of TRADE

AGE

YEARS of MEMBERSHIP

Aguirre, Adan - 21, IL

TW

62

20

Baker, Edward L. - 09, PA Best, John N. - 21, IL Bosko, John E. - 09, PA Brandon, Courtney D. - 07, CO/WY Braun, Wilhelm H. - 01, SK Butts, William G. - 09, PA

B, W B B B B B

82 90 89 88 87 91

51 70 70 53 53 65

Catalano, Anthony L. - 01, NY Cerutti, Paul H. - 02, NY/VT Cetrone, Lawrence L. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Coleman, Isaiah - 18, OH/KY Corscadden, Albert E. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Cortese, Palmerino - 04, NJ Crolla, Ronald E. - 21, IL

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

90 84 83 82 76 95 100

72 64 55 45 50 54 67

Pereira, Edwin J. - 01, HI Pillari, Carmelo - 04, NJ Puleo, Frank P. - 21, IL

CB B PC

85 79 70

47 60 49

Rafford, James W. - 08, SE Rideau, George A. - 04, CA Riter, Ralph L. - 09, PA Rudge, Edward C. - 01, NS

PC B, M B B, M

92 84 96 84

67 55 71 60

DelBianco, Roberto - 02, BC Dewey, Gerald W. - 15, MO/KS/NE Dixon, Arthur G. - 07, CO/WY Dunn, Homer P. - 07, CO/WY

TL B B B

70 88 86 98

41 67 64 63

Filoon, Joseph L. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Fladerka, Kenneth A. - 21, IL Flickinger, Stephen - 05, NJ/DE/PA Folan, Patrick H. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Formica, Cesarino - 01, NY Frenza, Angelo M. - 02, NY/VT

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

82 82 88 65 83 95

37 62 64 42 57 60

Sacco, Antonio F. - 02, MI Salvucci, Bruno M. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Schemm, Richard - 04, NJ Seddon, Jr., Jesse - 05, OK/AR/TX Shepherd, Sr., James R. - 04, IN/KY Solari, Narcisio - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Storer, Jr., Ivan H. - 05, OK/AR/TX Susca, Anthony N. - 01, NY

MM B B B RE FN TL B

76 89 88 83 66 84 91 80

31 70 68 67 25 31 65 58

Towns, Clarence W. - 07, OH

B

80

48

Gardner, Joseph F. - 03, CA Gealow, Elmer L. - 03, IA Gethers, Thomas L. - 04, NJ Gilland, Sr., Thomas E. - 04, IN/KY Gorbitz, Steve - 04, IN/KY Gordon, Benny - 05, OK/AR/TX Granados, Juan P. - 04, NJ Green, Robert E. - 04, NJ

B B B, CM, M B CM B, W IN B, CM

73 85 79 86 88 84 40 82

54 60 51 66 55 59 2 63

Ventresca, Angelo G. - 02, BC

B

85

50

White, Randolph - 01, NY Willoh, John R. - 04, CA Wilson, Dale A. - 08, IL Wise, Gary - 04, IN/KY Woerner, Guenter - 01, NY

B PC B B B

90 76 71 77 88

58 48 48 58 64

Yannotta, Peter W. - 03, AZ/NM

B, CM, P

88

68

Zabel, Hartmut J. - 08, WI

B, M

75

56

32 // BRICKLAYERS AND ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS

IU DEATH BENEFIT CLAIMS MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE MEMBER’S DEATH.


IN MEMORIAM — SEPTEMBER Death Benefit Claims for October 2019 Total Amount Paid

$145,450.00

Total Union Labor Life Claims

$0

Total Death Benefits

$145,450.00

Total Number of Claims

86

Average Age

80.72

Average Years of Membership

54.02

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

MEMBER - LOCAL UNION

BRANCH of TRADE

AGE

YEARS of MEMBERSHIP

Lemanski, Robert L. - 02, MI Lemickson, Jerome D. - 01, WA/AK Lockett, Lucius - 05, OH Louli, Richard W. - 01, MN/ND/SD

M B B B

85 72 93 84

64 35 69 66

Macias, Arthur V. - 01, HI Marinelli, Donald J. - 08, OH Mauriello, Ronald F. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI McDonald, Cleo - 01, MO Metcalfe, Charles C. - 01, ON Metzinger, John - 21, IL Montgomery, Robert E. - 03, NY

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

60 90 84 88 89 90 99

13 66 66 68 69 63 73

Noel, III, Richard F. - 02, NY/VT Nucci, Louis A. - 04, NJ

TL B, CM, P

61 81

17 59

O’Neill, Kevin - 01, NY Ornellas, Dwight P. - 01, HI Osgood, Jr., Carl C. - 55, OH Overton, Sr., Danny G. - 05, OK/AR/TX

B CB B B

66 68 78 77

49 21 59 58

Pearce, Thomas J. - 05, PA Pignatelli, Anthony F. - 05, NJ/DE/PA Popplewell, Olis D. - 04, IN/KY Pradelli, Ezio L.- 01, NY Puskas, Gustav S. - 08, OH

B B TL B PC

48 88 70 97 92

4 66 42 61 69

Raggi, Robert - 04, NJ

B, CM

77

59

Salinas-Lopez, Wellington - 01, NY Saulter, Arthur W. - 01, MN/ND/SD Sherry, Thomas - 02, NY/VT Smith, Alton D. - 01, MD/VA/DC Smith, Jr., David - 08, SE Sorba, Dennis L. - 04, IN/KY Sorgi, Joseph P. - 02, MI Stabbert, Ronald B. - 01, WA/AK Stenger, Michael - 01, NY Swisher, Jason E. - 05, PA Svizzero, Cesare A. - 03, NY

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

51 89 89 94 96 78 91 98 91 70 99

16 70 67 68 64 43 64 51 59 28 65

Taylor, Jeffrey L. - 01, NY Tharp, Franklin E. - 06, IL Tollis, Mario L. - 09, PA TomeVila, Manuel - 01, NY Troutman, John W. - 08, IL

PC PC B B B

59 71 100 67 89

36 50 59 20 64

BRANCH of TRADE

AGE

YEARS of MEMBERSHIP

Arrowood, Harold L. - 08, WI Azzante, Jr., Philip A. - 01, PA/DE

B, M B

78 59

51 36

Brodie, Morris - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Brooks, Larry E. - 01, MN/ND/SD Buettner, James A. - 03, OH Bulf, Charles W. - 21, IL

B B, M B B

101 81 84 86

62 59 55 62

Carter, Charles S. - 08, SE Clayton, David L. - 05, OK/AR/TX Codispoti, Alfredo - 04, NJ Coffin, Robert B. - 08, IL Cummins, Gerald R. - 04, IN/KY

B B B, M B B

87 86 93 93 76

64 67 57 73 32

Davis, Sr., Dennis A. - 15, MO/KS/NE DellaPace, Frank - 01, NY Denn, Donald P. - 01, MN/ND/SD Dickens, Richard R. - 15, MO/KS/NE

B B B B

78 86 81 71

58 62 62 50

Estell, Ellsworth H. - 04, NJ

B, CM, P

84

51

Farrell, Leo C. - 03, MA/ME/NH/RI Few, Jr., George - 08, SE Fischer, Timothy D. - 15, MO/KS/NE Fitchette, Charles A. - 02, NY/VT Fitzpatrick, John R. - 04, NJ

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

89 91 74 60 88

70 64 35 30 67

Gaiser, Paul L. - 05, OH Geubtner, Thomas J. - 09, PA Greeley, Jr., Frederick J. - 02, NY/VT Grochowski, Miroslaw - 01, NY

B TL B, M B

94 66 87 66

69 42 69 10

Hielscher, Bernhard - 21, IL Hill, John R. - 04, IN/KY

B B

88 81

60 65

Urevig, Arthur A. - 01, MN/ND/SD

B

84

66

Vesey, Sr., Kenneth G. - 03, IA

B

91

74

Wade, George D. - 02, NY/VT Walter, Peter A. - 03, NY Wassgren, Douglas K. - 04, CA Weber, John - 05, OH Wenzel, John P. - 02, MI Wilson, Carl L. - 04, IN/KY Wojtaszek, Jan K. - 01, NY

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

77 84 78 89 95 77 52

58 67 56 65 72 48 14

Yocum, Byron - 05, PA

B, M

92

68

Zolfo, Rosario - 01, NY

B

86

57

Ickes, David E. - 04, IN/KY

B

75

55

Kaplan, Saul - 04, NJ Kelly, Victor C. - 01, MD/VA/DC Kersey, Keith - 01, MN/ND/SD King, Billy - 08, SE Krafczyk, Francis T. - 05, PA

B, CM CS B B, CH TL

92 81 91 79 84

68 48 68 53 54

Landis, Donald E. - 05, PA Lawless, Larry R. - 08, IL Leazier, Sr., Wayne L. - 04, IN/KY

B B B

89 77 73

54 24 55

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