Encouraging Workers to Seek Professional Counseling Amidst the COVID Pandemic

Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, people of all ages and backgrounds are finding themselves struggling with increased anxiety, panic, and depression. The BAC Member Assistance Program (MAP) can help. A free, confidential union benefit for members and their families, MAP is generally available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday, by calling toll-free: 1-833-MAP-TALK or 1-833-627-8255. Read more

Your Union Benefits Don't Stop at the Workplace. The BAC Union Plus Benefits member discount card helps you save money more than 40 different ways.

BAC has a new, dedicated texting number 50607. We are no longer using the previous texting number 877877.

As the International Pension Fund (IPF) continues to balance operational needs while keeping the health and safety of staff paramount, many of IPF staff continue to work a hybrid schedule of remote days during the week.

Additional training opportunities are offered at the International Masonry Training Center for BAC Members. Please see the link attached below for the training calendar.


BAC annually awards three scholarships to students whose parents or step-parents are U.S. BAC members. The stipends are $5,000 per year for up to four years – up to $20,000 total.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must:

In order to receive pension-related credits in your home pension fund(s) while working outside your jurisdiction, you must fill out the attached form to receive all contributions for your hours worked.

How often have you heard the phrase – you get what you pay for?  Probably a lot.  However, our culture has taught us to buy the cheapest product available.  And while finding a bargain is a good way to make our earnings go further, it also puts price over performance.

Wage theft, which includes the misclassification of workers as "independent contractors," is a nationwide problem affecting millions and is especially widespread in the construction industry. When an employer treats a worker as an independent contractor rather than as an employee – despite the fact that the employer controls and directs how the worker performs his or her work and exercises financial control over the economic aspects of the worker's job – the employer is misclassifying the worker.