Bricklayers Allied Craftworkers Local 2 NY/VT


    Training Only the Best

    & Most Highly Skilled Masonry-Trowel Trades Craftworkers


    Fighting For Our Members

    – On and Off the Job !


    Professional Craftworkers

    Serving 26 New York Counties and the State of Vermont


    BAC2NY/VT Members

    Represent the Best in the Masonry Industry

Welcome to Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers #2 NY/VT

Founded in 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers represents craftworkers in the trowel trades across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tilesetters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers.

On Tuesday retired BAC Local 2 member Dave Johnson & his wife Linda lost there home to a fire. Dave & Linda’s house was a total loss.
We will be taking donations at all of our upcoming Christmas parties to help our brother and his family out. Anything that you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. 


For those of you who are willing or able this holiday season, please donate through PayPal. PayPal is an easy and secure platform that does not charge to use this service or take a portion of the donated money! You can create a PayPal account (easy and free!) and use this link to donate:


We have also created a GoFundMe page, however, they do charge a fee for their service. Visit this link:…

Some have also asked for their current address to send checks:
1096 Plank Road Ellenburg Depot NY 12935

Members keep informed-

Welcome to our new web site



2021 U.S. Bates Scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2021 competition. Every year the program selects three students to receive a stipend of $5,000 per year for up to four years.

To be considered for the 2021 U.S. Bates Scholarship, a student must be the child or stepchild of a U.S. member in good standing of a BAC Local, and plan to enter college in the fall of 2021. Students must plan to take the standardized “PSAT” exam in October 2019.

To learn more and apply online, please visit:

To help all interested in the scholarship navigate the application process, we have created a page of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for your reference.

If you have questions not answered in the FAQs about the scholarship or the application process, please call BAC at 1-888-880-8222, ext. 3887.

The application deadline is March 31, 2020.


BAC Secretary-Treasurer Tim Driscoll

The Winter/Spring Training Schedule for IMTEF is now available

on the website. Local 2 Members can contact Matt Zink to sign up for classes. Classes fill up quickly.


BAC Local 2 NY/VT Training Schedule 2019-2020 Winter/Spring 

All classes require sign up for the class including Journey workers.  The sign-up deadlines are 1 week prior to the class start date.  Contact Matt Zink for information and to sign-up.

Course                                  Location                       Date                 Time

Blueprint Reading (basic)    Albany/Syracuse    12/2/19-12/6/19    8a-4p daily
Forman/Mentor Training    Albany/Syracuse    12/9/19-12/11/19    8a-4p daily
Trade Math/Layouts/Bond Patterns    Albany/Syracuse    12/16/19-12/20/19    8a-4p daily
Level work/Leads/Arches    Albany/Syracuse    1/6/20-1/10/20    8a-330 daily
Basic Brick and Block    Albany/Syracuse    1/6/20-1/17/20    7a-330 daily
Structural Masonry and Flashing    Albany/Syracuse    1/13/20-1/13/20    8a-330 daily
Practical Wall Procedures    Albany/Syracuse    1/20/20-1/24/20    7a-330 daily
Pointing Patching Replacement    Albany/Syracuse    1/20/20-1/24/20    7a-330 daily
Caulking    Albany/Syracuse    1/27/20-2/7/20    7a-330 daily
Plaster and Plaster repair    Albany/Syracuse    1/27/20-2/7/20    7a-330 daily
OSHA-30/Silica Awareness    Albany     2/24/20-2/28/20    TBD
OSHA-30/Silica Awareness    Syracuse    3/23/20-3/27/20    TBD
Pre-Job Brick Class    Albany/Syracuse    2/10/20-5/15/20    M-F 7a-330p
Pre-Job Tile Class    Syracuse    2/10/20-5/15/20    M-F 7a-330p
Cross-Craft Familiarization Training    Albany/Syracuse    2/10/20-5/15/20    M-F 7a-330p
Concrete form & pour walk behind and rider training    Albany/Syracuse    week of 4/20-4/25 weather permitting    7a-330 daily
Swing Scaffold Training     Albany/Syracuse    TBD    TBD
Boom Lift Card Training and Certification    Albany/Syracuse    TBD    TBD
Fall Protection (Bowie Instructor)    Albany/Syracuse    3/9/19-3/12/19 and 3/16-3/19    TBD
JAHN/Edison/Comproco/Lithomax (Bowie Ins)    Albany/Syracuse    TBD    TBD
Harassment Training    Albany/Syracuse    1/11/20, 1/25/20, 2/12/20, 3/6/20    TBD
First Aid/CPR Training    Albany/Syracuse    3/6/2020    TBD
Confined Space Training    Albany/Syracuse    TBD    TBD
HAZWOPER Training    Albany/Syracuse    TBD    TBD
ACI Certification (concrete)    Albany/Syracuse    TBD    TBD
ACT Certification (Tile)    Albany/Syracuse    TBD    TBD
MSHA part 46 (Bowie Instructor)    Albany/Syracuse    TBD    TBD
C.O.M.E.T. Class    Albany    12/13/19, 1/11/20, 2/7/20, 3/20/20    TBD
C.O.M.E.T. Class    Glens Falls    TBD    TBD
C.O.M.E.T. Class    Syracuse    TBD    TBD
C.O.M.E.T. Class    Watertown    TBD    TBD
C.O.M.E.T. Class    Plattsburgh    TBD    TBD
C.O.M.E.T. Class    Utica    TBD    TBD

More classes will be scheduled for the Spring.  Check our website and our Facebook page bac2nyvt for class announcements and schedules.

Apprentice Meeting to go over new training class procedures and new Blue Book Procedures (digital submission) for raises will be held on Friday November 2nd for the Capital Region apprentices.  Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, and Plattsburgh apprentice meeting dates are still to be determined. 

ADK Thunder tickets available to any member and a guest for Saturday November 30, 7PM contact Kevin (518) 466-3083 for tickets, our next game is Friday December 27, 7PM


Member Assistance Program (MAP)

Offering Real Help to BAC Members and Families

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ Member Assistance Program (MAP) provides confidential telephone crisis intervention, referral and information services to BAC members in the U.S. and Canada.


About MAP

MAP provides members with a place to turn for help in coping with personal problems that interfere with job performance or home life. MAP services are offered at no cost to active and retired union members and their families. Members’ privacy is fully protected.


Summer News Letter

Read the Report


Union women earn 33% more than women working without the support of union representation. Union membership boosts wages for all workers—but women see especially large advantages from being in a union.

                     Local 2 NY/VT's Nate Keating at the



75 Apprentices, 35 Locals, 8 crafts over 2 days. Congratulations to all the competitors.


Upcoming Events


         COMET Training Course


Will be held over the fall and winter months across our area.  Please contact your local representative for dates, times, and locations.





​​​​​​​Career Jam 2019

BAC Local 2 instructors and apprentices from Syracuse helped out to make it a great day.  Early career exploration opens students’ eyes to a world of possibilities in the workforce. We saw that in action today at Career Jam in Watertown! 
Jefferson/Lewis/Hamilton/Herkimer/Oneida BOCES | The WorkPlace | BAC 2 NY/VT | Electricians Local 910.

Text 2NYVT to 877877

Chapter Meetings

upcoming -

Oswego Chapter - First Monday at 7:00pm

Albany Chapter - First Tuesday at 5:00pm

Syracuse Chapter - First Thursday at 7:00pm

Canton Chapter - Second Monday at 7:00pm

Utica Chapter - Second Tuesday at 7:00pm

Watertown Chapter - Third Thursday at 7:00pm

Ellenburg Chapter - Last Wednesday at 6:00pm

On the even months.

Glens Falls Chapter - Last Wednesday at 6:00pm

On the odd months.

Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.

~Samuel Gompers

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Welcome to B.A.C. Local #2

Founded in 1865, the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers (B.A.C.) is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents tens of thousands of Masonry and The Craftworkers across the United States and Canada. The B.A.C. Local #2 supply skilled labor to contractors in 26 counties in New York State and Vermont.

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Albany Office

302 Centre Drive
Albany, NY 12203


Syracuse Office

7705 Maltlage Dr.

Liverpool, NY 13088


518-456-5477 office //
518-456-7420 fax // 
800-566-8336 office 

315-622-2081 office //

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