Bricklayers Allied Craftworkers  Local 2 NY/VT  

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    Training Only the Best

    & Most Highly Skilled Masonry-Trowel Trades Craftworkers

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    Fighting For Our Members

    – On and Off the Job !

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    Professional Craftworkers

    Serving 26 New York Counties and the State of Vermont

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    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.

Members keep informed-

Welcome to our new web site

Rescheduled Events For Summer 2020

 

Patsy Aquino Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday, September 19th Registration and Putting Contest at 7:30 A.M.

 8:45 A.M. ——-Shotgun Start

 

Location:  Orchard Creek Golf Club

6700 Dunnsville Rd. Altamont, NY 12009

 

Justin Mirablie Scholarship/Charitable Fund Ride date has been changed to September 12, 2020

Northern New York Golf Tournament/Clambake is cancelled this year due to COVID -19  restrictions.

NOTICE TO THE MEMBERSHIP- ALL

CHAPTER MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED  TO HELP TRY TO LIMIT ANY POTENTIAL SPREAD OF COVID-19. ANY AND ALL TOPICS OR ISSUES CAN BE BROUGHT TO YOUR AREA REPRESENTATIVE VIA PHONE.  

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Message from President Pat Tirino


Dear members we are in the middle of an organizing/solidarity campaign and we need your help. I wanted to thank you for attending the Construction Organizing Members Education Training (C.O.M.E.T) classes and we wanted to keep up the momentum because it's working.  Our Union membership has grown and the work hours are increasing as well. 

Construction in our area has been increasing and we are attempting to fill positions in our industry.  We need your help to attract all workers due to the shortage. I'm asking if you can post on your social media platforms our ad. There is no obligation but we recognize that we need all hands on deck to continue the growth of our Union. 

Thank You in advance.


10 Things Trump has Done to Hurt Labor
With one year left in Trump's term, here are 10 things that prove he is no friend of unions
by Kris LaGrange on
Dec 20, 2019


Since Trump took office in 2017 he has been at war with organized labor. Yet even after all of his attacks on labor, union members still support him. We thought with Trump running for re-election in 2020, we would let all of our readers know ten things that Trump has done to hurt labor. The list is not in order of importance since all of these issues have had a profound impact on unions.
10. Appointments to the National Labor Relations Board: Trump has used the NLRB as his own personal attack dogs against unions. He nominated employer side lawyers, including a PATCO strikebreaker. Just some of the decisions they have made include deciding that McDonald’s is not a joint employer, repealing the Obama era union election rules, attempting to make Scabby illegal and consistently siding with management over the workers.
9. Making it more dangerous to go to work: To get rid of “onerous” safety regulations, Trump has gotten rid of several OSHA safety standards and reduced the number of investigations that OSHA is taking part in. The result has been an increase in workplace deaths.
8. Trump’s Twitter feuds with labor leaders:  No one is immune from Trump’s Twitter tirades. When GM announced the closures, Trump attacked the local UAW leader and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. He even blamed union dues for the closure. Trumka has been a frequent target of Trump’s, being attacked on the last two Labor Days.
7. A tax plan that encourages outsourcing: Trump’s big “accomplishment” was passing a tax reform bill that incentivized companies to send jobs overseas. According to the AFL-CIO in Trump’s first year in office 93,000 jobs were outsourced.
6. Government Lockout: Trump has done a lot to hurt federal workers and many of his decisions will come up in the next few points. One of his most damaging was the government shutdown of 2018-19. The shutdown locked federal workers for 35 days. It only ended when essential employees at the airports began refusing to come to work. The lockout was completely unnecessary as he locked out these workers over the holiday season because he didn’t get enough funding for his wall of hate at the border.
5. Trump’s Support for Right to Work: This law is possibly the biggest threat to unions. A National Right to Work law has been introduced in the Senate and Trump has announced that if it comes to his desk, he will sign it. No supporter of labor would support right to work.
4. Trump proposes ending federal pensions: In Trump’s 2019 budget he proposed massive cuts to federal workers including ending their defined benefits pension plan and freezing wages. Thankfully after this leaked Trump backed off the proposal. However, a proposal is currently making its way through Congress, with Republican support that would do significant damage to both public and private sector workers' pensions.
3. Trump actively union-busting: Thanks to three executive orders (check out #2 for more information), Trump has used his agencies to attempt to break federal unions. At the Social Security Agency and the VA agency heads went into open warfare with their unions. At the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Trump has ordered the agency not to recognize the staff union. At the Department of Education, Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos were found guilty of union-busting after DeVos attempted to violate the department's CBA.
2. Trump’s Executive Orders: Trump has issued three executive orders that restrict federal unions' ability to represent their members. Some of the provisions included in the orders include reducing union release time and kicking unions out of their offices in government buildings.
1. Trump’s Supreme Court picks. Trump’s two Supreme Court selections, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh were the deciding votes in the Janus v AFSCME case. This case brought right to work for all public employees nationwide. These justices will now serve as the deciding votes for years to come, potentially being the deciding votes on several labor cases, including forcing unions to pay back dues to members who opt-out and a national right to work law for the private sector.
These are just 10 things that Trump has done to hurt unions. His actions clearly show that he has no love for organized labor and that he is actively working to weaken and destroy workers' voices on the job.
I hope that all of our union members are ready to work hard in 2020 to ensure that Trump does not get re-elected. Our unions and our jobs are at stake.

The 2020 Justin Michael Mirabile Scholarship Program Application

for dependents of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2 NY members.This program is open to all dependents of BAC Local 2 NY member’s in good standing, who will complete high school and enroll full time in an accredited learning institution or College in 2020. 

 

President,

Pat Tirino

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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.

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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.


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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.

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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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

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