Who We Are

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 NY is dedicated to the craft of bricklaying, stonesetting, stone tending, masonry restoration and plastering. With over 5000 strong of the most talented masonry craft workers hailing not just from the New York City and Long Island area but from around the world, these Union members are responsible for some of the “who’s who" of buildings, including Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, the Met-Life Building, the American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, the Cloisters, the Frick, the Metropolitan Museum, as well as thousands of office and residential buildings.

 

NOTICE TO MEMBERS ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE EXCHANGE

Some of you who have recently lost or may soon be losing medical coverage under the PCC and Bricklayer Welfare Plans have expressed an interest in learning more about the new health care exchange in New York State and how you can enroll in -- and also receive tax subsidies to help pay for the cost of -- the plans being offered from the participating insurers.  In response to this interest, the Local will be holding two informational sessions.  The speakers at these sessions will present an overview of how the Affordable Care Act works and what steps to take in order to enroll for subsidized medical coverage for you and your family.

The first session will be held at the regular PCC meeting at the Local on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Anyone who may have lost coverage as of January 1, 2014 still has until March 15 to go online and enroll on the New York State exchange and still qualify for a premium tax subsidy.  A representative from one of the insurance providers on the Exchange will talk to us about the process for doing this and explain how to compare the various coverage options.

A second informational session will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 49-18 Queens Boulevard, Woodside, for bricklayers who may lose coverage as of April 1.  Our understanding is that the members in this group will have to enroll by the end of April to qualify for the subsidy.

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Voter Registration

See that bull’s-eye? In case you didn’t notice, IT’S ON YOUR BACK and the back of every union family in America!

GET REGISTERED TO VOTE NOW!

Your union rights – to work decent hours for a decent wage, to a safe work place, to training, to health benefits and a pension -- are under assault by radical conservatives all over our country and right here in New York.  Unless BAC Local 1 members and their families register and fight back at the voting booth, we may not be here much longer!

Follow the appropriate links to obtain registration forms online or call BAC Local 1 at 718-392-0525 and we will mail you the appropriate forms. 

DO IT TODAY!

Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor

Massapequa, N.Y. -- The meeting of the Plainedge School Board was already tense when union representatives posed a question: Are they aware that a construction company working on the new athletic facility/recreation center has a history of breaking the law?

The School Board asked union members to hold their questions until later in the meeting, after they’d finished discussing their budget crisis. One union official stepped away – but another walked straight up to the mike.

 Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor
 Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor
 Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor
 Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor
 Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor
 Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor
 Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor
 Unions Confront School Board Over Convicted Contractor

Battling Non-Union Contractors

By Jack Argila, Secretary-Treasurer, BAC Local 1

In November 2009, demolition workers employed at a construction site called Metro North Rehab (Hobbes Court & the Siena) in East Harlem began complaining that they were not receiving the correct wages from their employers…

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