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Welcome to the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota website.

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota represents craftworkers in the trowel trades throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Our more than 3,500 members provide quality craftsmanship as:

  • Bricklayers and Blocklayers
  • Stone/Marble/Cement Masons
  • Tile Layers and Tile Finishers
  • Terrazzo Workers
  • Pointers/Cleaners/Caulkers
  • Concrete Products Specialists
  • Marble Shopworkers and Materials Handlers
  • BAC Local 1 MN/ND was chartered in 2004 by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (IUBAC). The oldest charter was granted to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1882. Founded in 1865, IUBAC is one of the oldest, most respected and highly skilled trade unions in the United States and Canada.

    Today’s BAC members are carrying on this proud tradition of craft excellence and union solidarity started by our founders. With our steadfast focus on fair wages, exceptional benefits, safe working conditions and teamwork coupled with our enduring commitment to exceptional workmanship, we will remain the industry leader for decades to come.

    This website will help you discover more about the crafts, provide access to our quarterly newsletter and learn about our training programs. Just click on any of the items on the left to access specific information, or on “Links” to reach related organizations. If you don’t find what you want, just click “Contact Us” to send us an email. If there is something you’d like to see here, please let us know.

    Michael J. Cook
    President/Secretary-Treasurer
    Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
    Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota


      • Join us for our annual holiday metro area meeting at the Prom Center.
        Please click on the following Holiday Meeting link to RSVP by December 1, 2014 Holiday Meeting.
      • Due to recent technical issues with the 800 Toll Free number to contact the Local 1 office, we have terminated that number. Please feel free to use this email address: info@bac1mn-nd.org or contact us by phone at (612) 379-2966. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
      • Addendums beginning May 1, 2014 are now available online. Visit Addendums for 2014.
      • Employers – Health Fund Enrollment Guide and Enrollment Form
        The Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) has established many new rules that are being implemented by the BAC Health Plan for 2015. Included in the new rules will be a shorter waiting period for coverage. Employees will be eligible for coverage with less qualifying hours than have been needed in previous years. Because employees will become eligible sooner, we must get them enrolled at the administrator, Zenith-American Solutions, as soon as possible after employment begins.
        Click here for the Enrollment Guide for New Employees.
        Click here for the 2015 Enrollment Form for New Employees .
      • Apprenticeship: Building Your Career
      • Visit Constructioncareers.org To Explore the different Construction Trades Available or Visit BACtraining.org For more information on Bricklayers & Allied Craftworker Trades.

      • Work Safely with Silica
        IUBAC is proud to be a supporter for new CPWR website on controlling Silica dust
        www.silica-safe.org/about/supporters

      • Its Not Just Dust, It's Silica
        Employees who work with cement, bricks and concrete blocks can be exposed to high levels of crystalline silica. Workers who cut bricks and concrete are at special risk, because of the high level of dust created by sawing concrete and brick, especially dry sawing.....Read More
      • Union Members Need To Grow Up Confronting Opposition
        By Dominique Paul Noth
        Editor, Milwaukee Labor Press
        Posted June 21, 2012
      • As political strategy, and probably error, the Democrats leading up to June 5 underplayed the impact of what was happening to union workers. That strategy failed -- hard -- far from big cities. It was the rural communities that handed Scott Walker his victory - and out there, apparently, the word "union" had a bad taste and no contrary fire to dispute the view.

        While workers – including many non-union workers -- remain proud of how quickly they gathered and protested in Madison and collected recall signatures, there were citizens who saw that not as America in action but an America to be afraid of ...Read More

      • A great author once said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” This quote is just as true for unions as it is for individuals. But the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local Union #1 have joined with most of Minnesota’s other building and construction trade unions and fundamentally changed their efforts and how they enforce prevailing wage laws on public construction projects.....Read More


    OFFICE HOURS
    6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Monday thru Friday

    Telephone 612-379-2966