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It’s time to vote! Election day is Tuesday, November 6th.  Get out and vote!

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Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond

Recently, the New York Times published an article featuring Bricklayers and the struggle with the opioid epidemic within the workforce.  A version of this article appears on their official webpage and a full version was printed on Sept. 22, 2018, on Page BU1 of the New York edition with the headline: Overdosing on the Job. 

The 2018-19 NHL season starts this week!  Here is a ticket offer for your members, friends and families.

On September 1, 2018, the International Union merged the five locals of South Dakota into Local 1 of Minnesota and North Dakota; our local union is now officially known as Local 1 of Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota.

As highlighted in the last quarterly newsletter, the MULE has arrived and is being used in Minnesota and North Dakota. This Masonry assisting tool was designed for Bricklayers to help us be more productive and to reduce stress and strain on the body of the Mason. Construction Robotics, the manufacturer of SAM and MULE, has worked with the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers International Union in the research and development of this Masonry tool.

Members of BAC Local #1 can expect to receive a letter and beneficiary cards in the mail from us. These are being sent on behalf of American Income Life, who offers our members accidental life insurance. Please be aware that you do not have to fill out these cards to receive the free insurance. Only fill out these cards if you wish to designate a specific person as your beneficiary. If you do not designate anyone, the money would automatically pass to your estate. If you do decide to fill out the cards, you are also authorizing American Income Life to contact you further.

The National AFL-CIO is planning three photoshoots across the country for their mail program this fall – specifically focused on Union families. One of the locations will be Minnesota. They are looking to recruit Union families. The photos will be used nationwide, making this a great opportunity for members to help showcase their Union. The shoot will take place August 28-29, so please email [email protected] as soon as possible if you are interested.