Bill Belanger, 1942-2021

Mar 3, 2021

A former apprenticeship coordinator, president, and business agent of Bricklayers Local 1, he remained active in the union to the end.

Masonry workers working COVID safe

May 13, 2020

BAC Local 1 held a video contest showing how masonry workers are finding ways to work COVID-safe—like a hydraulic arm lifting concrete blocks in place.

Bricklayers Local 1 apprentices compete

Mar 18, 2020

The annual contest in bricklaying, tilesetting, marble, and pointer/cleaner/caulker requires participants to build a project from a blueprint in five hours.

Women in the Trades

May 31, 2017

Nationally, women have never accounted for more than 3 percent of building trades workers. We asked three women building trades workers to share their stories.

Silicosis hits home

Apr 18, 2016

The disease can strike anyone exposed, even someone who teaches good safety practices to others.

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