Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 MD, VA & DC


Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC is devoted to ensuring the members working in the field receive the wages, training and treatment they deserve. BAC Local 1 MD, VA & DC is the voice of the men/women working in the trade.


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The Corporate War Against Unions

Marie Serrano 0 0


It is no mystery that our new administration has a different modus operandi from that of the past one. But, when it comes to unions, what do we mean by this? Take the Persuader Rule, for example. The previous administration took active steps that had an effect of-- as the article states--"casting sunlight on the consultants that operate behind the scenes"; these consultants are, the so-called, union busters.  The past administration achieved this, by leading active efforts that closed a loophole in the so-called Persuader Rule.  The end-result: it closed that loophole by mandating full disclosure of all activities undertaken by these union-busting consultants.


            Faced with a new secretary of labor, the fate of the progress achieved so far is, to say the least, uncertain. He is moving to rescind the Persuader Rule,  allowing "indirect advice" to go unreported. In light of this new measure we are left with several questions: Will this new measure detrimentally affect our worker's strength and ability to organize?  To what extent?  Will this measure unfairly strengthen companies, their powers, and union buster(s)?

«October 2017»


Thomas A. Strunge | President Banner Masonry

“I am a second  generation union masonry contractor. The first generation, George Strunge started Banner Masonry in 1968. The union has always been a part of our family’s life. George always believed that the men and women that worked with Banner in the field should have the same fringe benefits that he had while he was working.

Working with the union gave us the ability to provide health and pension to hundreds and hundreds of employees over the past 50 years. Working together with the union has not only strengthened our company, but our community as well.” 

-Thomas A. Strunge, President Banner Masonry

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Paul Hamilton | Executive Vice President Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain

“It takes a true leader to be able to bring together such a skilled group—the members you have provided have delivered stellar workmanship and strong work ethic that enables us to complete our projects in a timely manner. It is our strong desire to continue to utilize your business, both, in short and long term projects in the future.”

-Paul Hamilton, Executive Vice President Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain

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