Since its founding in 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers has actively fought to improve its members’ quality of life – on and off the job – through access to fair wages, good benefits, safe working conditions, and solidarity among members.

Today, BAC represents the most highly skilled trowel trades craftworkers across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tilesetters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/ cleaners/ caulkers. With over a century of protecting the rights workers, it is proud to bear the mantle of the oldest continuous union in North America.

As the economy struggles to improve following the steepest recession in recent history, the International Union has reached out forcefully to management partners and Local Union leaders to work creatively to expand work prospects for members, doubling our collective efforts to shape job-creating public policies, and preserving and protecting members’ well deserved benefits through job producing capital strategies. An important part of that portfolio includes strengthening BAC’s preeminence in green building and securing masonry’s position as a sustainable building system through customized education and training programs for design professionals, signatory contractors and craftworkers.