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.//
In our ever changing world and industry, it is important we constantly reflect and review our challenges and try to implement reality based solutions to those challenges. As 2013 comes to a close, your Unions leadership is doing that once again and I want to share with all of you what we see, what we hear, and how we plan to respond.
One of the major challenges our Union faces is to be able to compete on a level playing field. From the use of undocumented workers by less than responsible employers, to the effect on our craft by how other crafts operate, to legislation and enforcement of existing laws, we face daunting challenges that must be overcome. First, the exploitation of undocumented workers in this state and our nation can no longer be tolerated. We are competing against wages that don’t even cover our health care cost! The state and federal tax base is being eroded by employers not paying their fair share. We must have diligent enforcement by the New Jersey Department of Labor of prevailing wage laws that guarantee the appropriate wages are being paid. We encourage you to contact your state and federal legislators and let them know how these issues are affecting you, your family, and your ability to have work opportunities. If you need to know who they are and how to contact them, call your Union Hall and we will gladly give you that information.
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.