The BAC International Union has combined BAC Local 1 and BAC 9 into the newly chartered BAC Local 2 of Michigan. The new Local will cover the entire State of Michigan and all of the BAC crafts – Brick, Refractory, Tile, Marble Terrazzo, Pointers, Cleaner, Caulkers, Cement, Stone Masons and Plasterers. Often, members are leery when these types of mergers take place, because of the fear of the unknown. We wanted to assure you that these steps are being taken with you, as the hardworking member, in mind. Giving you maximum job opportunities, throughout the Upper and Lower Peninsula of Michigan and recovering market share will be our primary focus, as we go forward. There will be nochange in contracted wage/fringe benefit rates, or your fringe benefits.
You should expect more efficient statewide representation from your Local Business Agents and better ability of our signatory contractors to secure work. Likewise, we anticipate that our combined resources will allow us to be more effective in organizing, again generating better job opportunities for you.
As the details of the merger are worked out, we will be communicating them to you, through Union meetings, mailings and other communications. We are excited with this new opportunity and look forward to better representing our hard working members throughout the State of Michigan.