Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1

Handcuffs to hardhats? 

Three locals are launching a pre-apprenticeship program for inmates in the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

New leadership at Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local 1

Training center director Shawn Lenczowski succeeds longtime president Matt Eleazer, who left to take a job at the international union.

Bill Belanger, 1942-2021

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

What’s Portland Public Schools hiding? Possibly wage theft?

Construction union reps say the district delays, redacts, and charges exorbitantly for public records they need for wage theft investigations.

Masonry workers working COVID safe

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

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

Tilesetting jobs were the one union sore spot on the Hyatt project

Bricklayers Local 1 warned Mortenson that there’d be problems with non-union contractor.

Bricklayers Local 1 Oregon expands jurisdiction

BAC Local 1 Oregon now covers workers in Idaho, Montana, and portions of Washington.

Bricklayers Local 1 celebrates 125 years

When BAC Local 1 began on May 22, 1893, bricklayers were making $6 a day and working six 10-hour days a week.

Women in the Trades

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.

Annual contest challenges Bricklayer apprentices

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 held its annual apprenticeship contest April 1 at its training center in Northeast Portland.

Silicosis hits home

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

Bricklayer Matt Eleazer featured in episode of Brotherhood Outdoors

A fishing expedition with the Bricklayers president will air on the Sportsman Channel

Southwest Washington students get taste of construction careers

About 1,200 high school students took part in the construction job fair

Bricklayers Local 1 celebrates old and new members

Congressman Kurt Schrader was a guest at the annual pin awards dinner.