Every active BAC member is required to pay dues as outlined in the Union's Constitution. These funds are used by your Local and the International Union to negotiate with employers for better wages, working conditions, and benefits for BAC members. Dues are also used to represent members on the job, to defend those who have been treated unfairly, to develop member programs and services, and to strengthen the unionized masonry-trowel trades industry.
The International Union has two scholarship programs: the U.S. Bates Scholarship and the Canadian Bates Scholarship. These scholarships are open to children of BAC members (in good standing) of U.S. and Canadian BAC Locals, respectively. Grandchildren are not eligible for these scholarships. The requirements differ for each program.
Please visit the Canadian Bates Scholarship Program for further information.
Belonging to a union gives you rights under the law that you do not have as an individual. Once you have formed a union, your employer must bargain with your union over your wages, benefits, hours and working conditions. As a result, union workers, on average, earn higher wages and get more benefits than workers who don’t have a voice on the job.
Contact your local hiring hall to talk to a representative about your legal rights to join the union.
(Link to hall address)
Initiation fee’s are $250 for a journeyperson and $125 for an apprentice, these funds are used by your Local and the International Union to negotiate with employers for better wages, working conditions, and benefits for BAC members.
Please contact your Local Union hall to rejoin the union. If you have moved to a new area or need the Local’s phone number, please contact the closest hiring hall (link to hall address).
Thanks for your interest in Local 1, however we cannot provide immigration assistance since we are not an employer.
With the new STAE act the union hall is now able to sign apprentices without an employer. Please contact your local hall (link to hall address) for more info.
Thanks for your interest in Local 1. Please complete the Join Local 1 form (link to application form) and we’ll provide you with further information, as well as contact information to the Local Hall nearest you (link to hall address). The Local Union will assist with the membership process.
You can contact Ellement FAS at:
10154 - 108 Street, NW
Phone: (587) 415-0611
Toll Free: 1-888-530-0611
Call Centre hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST
You can download and print forms for our health and welfare plan here: (https://www.fasadmin.com/unionMember_clientforms.aspx?Id=460&Union=Bricklayers%20and;%20Allied%20Craftworkers%20Insurance%20Benefit%20Trust%20Fund%20of%20Alberta%20and%20Saskatchewan)
The health and welfare booklet has our full coverage ( Bricklayers plan booklet is located in Content of the client folder) (https://www.fasadmin.com/ViewDocument.aspx?DocInfo=Bricklayers%20Plan%20Booklet%20July%202021%20Final.pdf|5340)
Pension information is located on the FAS website at (https://www.fasadmin.com/unionMember_clientforms.aspx?Id=463&Union=Bricklayers%20and;%20Allied%20Craftworkers%20Pension%20Fund%20of%20Alberta%20and%20Saskatchewan) or call the union hall for assistance.
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