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Updated IMI Webinar Classes are Available for Registration

Additional classes are now available for the IMI Webinar Series.

Annual Photo Contest and Capitol Rotunda Gallery Display

Women Building Success is proud to host two events during Women in Construction

March 10-16, 2024: National Sleep Awareness Week

Construction workers experience high rates of poor sleep quality, with

Contact the BAC Local 1 office to be added to the Out of Work List and be contacted by a business agent as opportunities become available.

President Doug Schroeder sat down with Jason Webb, the host of the Minnesota Made podcast, to share an inside look at the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local Union 1 MN/ND/SD.

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This article was originally published in Issue No. 43, Spring 2023 of MN Apprenticeship Works newsletter. Full newsletter can be found here.

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Build Foundations, Floors, and More

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Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1931, the Davis-Bacon Act has been vital in protecting prevailing wages on federal projects in local areas and promoting high standards for the good of construction workers and their communities. State prevailing wage laws (also known as “little Davis-Bacon acts) provide similar protections on state funded projects. These laws help ensure that construction workers, including BAC members, are paid fair wages.

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and the contractors who employ those members.  Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system. 

IMI's regular education opportunities and services include:

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) has a long history of awarding service bonuses to Minnesota Veterans who served in America’s wars. Starting in 1919 after World War I, through World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and now the Global War on Terrorism. MDVA recognizes the sacrifices and courage Minnesotans took to defend our country.

Competition sparks excellence. The bricklayers of BAC 1 believe if it doesn’t spark excellence, it certainly does focus the mind. “If the specs call for brick to placed to a certain distance, the bricklayer has to be right on with their measurements,” explained John Slama, Masonry Coordinator at the BAC Training Center in New Hope. “If it doesn’t match what the contractor wants done, you won’t get paid.”