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BAC Local 1 OR/WA/ID/MT Journeyworkers now have access to OSHA training online. 

Why are "Right to Work" laws so wrong?  Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor explains.

To:          BAC Local 1 OR/WA/ID/MT members

From:    Matt Eleazer

Date:     March 24, 2020

RE:          Oregon & Washington “Shelter-In-Place” Orders

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

You may have heard that yesterday, Oregon Governor Brown and Washington Governor Inslee both issued "Stay at Home" orders requiring "non-essential" businesses to close. You may also have heard that construction was exempted from Governor Brown’s order as an "essential" industry, and that some, but not all, construction work was exempted from Governor Inslee’s order.

TO: BAC Local 1 OR/WA/ID/MT members

From: Matt Eleazer

Date: March 16, 2020

RE: COVID-19 Virus

At this early stage of the pandemic in North America every segment of our economy is faced with balancing how to conduct business while also preserving the health and safety of our workers.

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000.00

AWARDED TO: 

Two (2) applicants will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1.  Graduating High School Senior or Currently Attending a College or University
  2.  Son or Daughter of an Oregon State Building Trades Member in Good Standing.
  3.  Short 200-300 word essay on your reasons for wishing to attend college and receive a higher education.  Include future career goals.

MAIL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:

From the desk of the President

Greetings Local 1 Members!  It’s hard to believe the year 2020 is upon us and we are already over a month into it.  As we begin a new decade and a new chapter for our Local, we have a lot to reflect on and be grateful for. 

The following is a press release by the IUBAC.  It can be found here.

Statement by International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers President James Boland on the 90-Day Delay of OSHA’s Silica Standard