Welcome from BAC/ADC of NJ
Welcome to the official site of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New Jersey, Locals 2, 4, 5. The NJBAC is committed to continued professional development of our members and delivering superior quality workmanship on the jobsite.
Since 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers have represented the most highly skilled, professional trowel trades workers in North America.
We hope our members and visitors alike find our site user friendly and full of valuable information on how to join, our training and educational opportunities, wages and benefits, and labor management relations.
BAC/ ADC of NJ Statewide Apprentice Contest
Apprentice Coordinators Tom Feeney and Robert Alesandro worked together to organize a statewide contest for our apprentices. The effort consisted of three separate competitions. The Local #4 contest was held on March 9th at the Fairfield Training Center and the Local #5 contest was held on April 13th at the Bordentown Training Center as a precursor for the state competition, which was held on May 18th at the Bordentown Training Center. A special thank you to all of the judges and our pre job students. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our participants on the local and state level.
Summer Quarter 2013
Brothers and Sisters,
By now everyone should be aware of the new 3 year Collective Bargaining Agreement. Let me assure you that in the economic times we live in, negotiations are not an enviable situation to be in. None the less, your BACNJ negotiating team listened to our members, protected and maintained our Union conditions, expanded our opportunities for jurisdictions, and increased our compensation in the 2nd and 3rd year of the contract. But trust me, it was not handed to us.
Some of the issues we had to protect were at the heart of our agreement. Foreman, Shop Stewards, apprentices, and ratios of New Jersey members on New Jersey jobs! The primary focus of our efforts was to craft an agreement that enabled us the greatest potential to get our members back to work. With the low level of competition we face in our industry, coupled with reduced amounts of our materials on jobs, we adopted an attitude of protecting our core principals and accepting that a wage increase at this time was not in our industries best interest. The fact of the matter is that what shows up on your year end W-2 is more important than the line item on our wage sheets. Having the levels of unemployment the Building Trades Unions have experienced over the last 4 years it is critical to get more members back to work at current wages than it is to increase income for those members who have been fortunate enough to have been employed. I am sure this approach does not make everyone happy, but this Union is still about representing ALL not a few.