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August Monthly Meetings

There will be no monthly meetings for the month of August.  Meetings will resume in September;

BAC Local #5 - Tuesday, September 6, 2016

BAC Local #4 - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Fall 2016 Training Schedule

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D.A.D.'s Day / Joseph P. DiRenzo Scholarship Golf Outing

On Saturday, June 11th, BACNJ held our annual golf outing. This year we were able to donate $25,500.00 to Diabetes research and provide three $4,000.00 scholarships to children of our members.  Our scholarship recipients are;

 Larissa Woods
 Stephen Patas
 Andrew Pirrera

 Over the past eleven years, BACNJ has donated $311,000.00 to the Diabetes Research Foundation and have awarded $124,000.00 in scholarships.

Scholarship recipient Larissa Woods and her father, BAC Local 4 member Jerry Woods pose for a picture with Congressman Donald Norcross, Joseph and Anthony DiRenzo (sons of the late Joseph P. DiRenzo whom the scholarship is named in his honor), BACNJ Secretary-Treasurer John Capo and BACNJ Director Richard Tolson.

Director Richard E. Tolson and Secretary-Treasurer John F. Capo present IU Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano with a check in the amount of $25,000.00 for the Diabetes Research Institute.

Congressman Donald Norcross presents Director Rich Tolson with a marker (coin) from Washington, DC for all of his hard work and dedication to the event.

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BACNJ Locals 4 and 5 - Statewide Apprentice Contest

On Saturday, May 14, 2016 BACNJ Locals 4 and 5 held a statewide Apprentice Contest for first, second, third and fourth year apprentices.

We would like to congratulate all who participated and thank the judges, instructors and State Apprentice Coordinator Robert Alesandro for making it all possible!

 The winners are;

1st Year Winners

Kevin Ritchie - 1st Place

Michael Alexandersen - 2nd Place

Eric Williams - 3rd Place

2nd Year Winners

Yoenni Romero - 1st Place

Thomas Triola - 2nd Place 

Tomasz Modzelewski - 3rd Place

3rd Year Winners

Zachary Bijaczyk - 1st Place

Jason Fidalgo - 2nd Place

Desmond Larry - 3rd Place

4th Year Winners

Louis Sarno - 1st Place

Charles Santos - 2nd Place

Ronald Pelligrino - 3rd Place

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Clinton Rally - Camden County College

The BACNJ was in attendance to show their support to Presidential Candidate Hillary at Camden County College.
Pictured to the right are Director Rich Tolson, Secretary-Treasurer John F. Capo, Field Representative Lynn Canfield, Local 4 President Ken Simone and Local 5 Vice President Joe Pillo.

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Nominations of Officers BAC/ADC of New Jersey - May 3, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Nominations were held for the Offices of Director and Secretary-Treasurer for the Administrative District Council of New Jersey.

We are pleased to announce that Director Richard E. Tolson and Secretary-Treasurer John F. Capo both ran unopposed!

Congratulations and keep up the excellent work you have been doing!  We look forward to your leadership over the next four years.


IUBAC Executive Vice President Gerard Scarano was in attendance to show his support.  Executive Vice President Scarano is pictured with BACNJ Secretary-Treasurer John F. Capo and Director Richard E. Tolson.

IU Executive Vice President Scarano pictured with the BAC/ADC of New Jersey Executive Board and Field Staff.

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9/11 Memorial - Absecon, NJ

BACNJ Local 5 was asked to donate their time and labor on the 9/11 Memorial in Absecon, New Jersey.  Journey persons as well as pre-job students have been out in force to ensure the project gets done properly.

 Thank you to Joe Palermo of Palermo Masonry, Inc. for supplying equipment on the job site.

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New Silica Ruling

New Silica Rule offers a Simple Solution to a Deadly Problem

Statement by International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers President James Boland in Support of OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

April 19, 2016 – The International  Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) applauds OSHA for doing  what’s right for working people; creating healthier workplaces by updating the  silica standard is a simple solution to a deadly problem.

The current standard is  insufficient to protect construction workers. At the current permissible exposure  limit, 100% of construction workers will get sick or die from silica-related  illness over the course of a 40 year career. According to a CDC report issued  under President Bush, “deaths from inhalation of silica-containing dust can  occur after a few months' exposure.” 1 That is a fact that has been well-established, and we have seen the results of exposure  at permissible limits in the untimely illness of far too many bricklayers—union  and non-union alike. Even at the reduced permissible limit under the new rule,  a significant number of workers will become ill over the course of their  working lives, but it will go a long way toward improving the health and safety  of workers in this industry.

The new standard provides a  meaningful and practical way for employers and employees to comply with the  law. This is not complicated. Table one in the rule “matches common  construction tasks with dust control methods, so employers know exactly what  they need to do to limit worker exposures to silica. The dust control measures  listed in the table include methods known to be effective, like using water to  keep dust from getting into the air or using ventilation to capture dust. In  some operations, respirators may also be needed. Employers who follow Table 1  correctly are not required to measure workers’ exposure to silica and are not  subject to the permissible exposure limit.” 2  The remedies offered in the new standard are  simple: water and electricity are available on jobsites already, and most  equipment already comes with standard attachments for water or vacuum removal  methods.

Today’s hearing of the House Education and the  Workforce Committee is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to undermine  this much needed regulatory reform. Members of the BAC are committed to do  everything in our power to support the silica standard for the construction  industry and fight any effort to overturn or delay implementation of the rule.

We are very disappointed in today’s  effort by Congressional Republicans trying to undercut safety efforts in favor  of a few powerful interests. For decades, BAC has fought for reduced exposure  limits, and the science is behind us. Working people should not get sick and  die in return for a hard day’s work—especially when reasonable, feasible and  available measures exist to protect them. 

Congress would do well to remember  that the people exposed to this hazardous element expect that their elected  representatives will do what’s good for America, our communities and our  families. It is the right time to move this rule forward, and we expect our elected  leaders to do their jobs and lead.


  1. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3176.html
  2. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3681.pdf


The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents roughly 80,000 skilled masonry-trowel trades craftworkers in the United States and Canada, including bricklayers, tile setters, cement masons, plasterers, stone masons, marble masons, restoration workers, and terrazzo and mosaic workers.

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50 Years of Service Award

Brother Salvatore Ragusa receives his 50 Year gold card and pin.  Brother Ragusa is pictured with Local 4 President Ken Simone, ADC Director Rich Tolson and ADC Secretary-Treasurer John Capo.

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50 Year Service Awards

Brother James Garofalo and Brother John Tuyp receive their 50 year gold cards and pins. They are pictured with Local 4 President Ken Simone, Local 4 Vice President Carlos Crespo, ADC Director Rich Tolson and ADC Secretary-Treasurer John Capo.

Additionally we would like to congratulate those who were unable to attend our April meeting;

Girolamo Labbadia - 25 years of service
Dominick DeFresco - 50 years of service
James Smith - 50 years of service
Bruce Vitale - 50 years of service

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Project Labor Agreement Signing

Secretary-Treasurer John Capo with Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo (opposite John) and the Essex County Building Trades, signing a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the 100 million dollar Donald Payne Sr. Essex County Vocational Tech. Construction is underway with completion by January of 2018.

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Stop Silicosis!

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BAC SAVE & BAC Member Portal Information

Retirement Savings Fund Flyer.pdf

Members can monitor Retirement Savings Plans (RSP) electronically. If it is your first time, we suggest that you print the flyer above to get started. 

We now have a permanent link to this location under the MEMBERS tab in the menu above.

If you have never registered, it is easy to do! Keep track of your savings and plan your financial future.

NOTE: BAC SAVE 401K plans will access those accounts via WELLS FARGO ONLINE

Additionally, If you click on the Members tab a drop down will appear.  Click on the BAC Member Portal for 

access your records with International Union.

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Hillary Clinton Visits New Jersey

ADC Director Rich Tolson with Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in Morristown NJ at private fundraising event celebrating her birthday in October 2015.

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