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With the BAC Member Portal and BACMobile Apps, the Future is Ready for You
The International Union, the International Pension Fund, and the International Health Fund encourage participants and retirees to register for the BAC Member Web Portal. Registering for the Web Portal is fast and easy (see box below). Portal users can access annual statements, plan forms, update contact information and check-in when travelling for work. Users can access the BAC Job Information Network and can read BAC and Fund publications. Many Local Union members can now pay their dues electronically through the Member Portal.
Create Your BAC Member Web Portal Account Today!
- Log onto BAC’s homepage at www.bacweb.org
- Have your IU Number ready (located on the upper left of your Union card)
- Have the address of your active e-mail account ready
- Click on the “Member Portal” banner
- Click on “Create an Account”
- Follow the instructions on the screen
- Sign up for the receipt of IPF/IHF materials electronically
- Record your username and password for future use
Attention BAC SAVE Retirement Savings Plan Participants
BAC SAVE Retirement Savings Plan (RSP “Annuity”) participants can now view their account balances on-line through the BAC Member Portal. BAC SAVE 401(k) participants have similar capabilities with the Principal Group after registering through their website at https://login.principal.com/login.
Smartphone and tablet users can access all Member Portal features on the go with the new BACMobile Apps. These applications can be downloaded from Google Play (Android devices) or App Store (iOS devices) as follows:
Visit Google Playstore and search for “bacmobile”. Look for the BACMobile app that displays a trowel. Tap on the icon to download to your device. After downloading launch to begin use.
Visit the App Store and search for “bacmobile”. Look for the BACMobile app that displays a trowel. Tap on the “Get” button and then click on “Install”. You will be prompted to enter your iTunes login, and then download. Find the BACMobile icon and then launch to begin use.
The International Union, the International Pension Fund, and the International Health Fund encourage participants and retirees to register for the BAC Member Web Portal. Registering for the Web Portal is fast and easy!Learn More –>
Participant Annual Statement Instructions
The IPF 2021 Annual Statements are now posted to the BAC Member Portal for those participants that have signed up for electronic access/communications. The remaining paper statements have been placed in the mail. Portal users will be notified by e-mail regarding the Annual Statement posting and will be instructed to complete their IPF beneficiary designations if they have not previously done so. Each participant’s statement contains hours reported by employers on their behalf in the last year, updates of past service and future service credit, and beneficiary information. If any records appear to be incorrect, please notify us, in writing or via email at [email protected]. Also note that Annual Statements, for participants who do not indicate a current address, will be sent to their Local Union. For security, the first five numbers of the Social Security (Insurance) number are suppressed.
On occasion, participants will question information on the statement. The participant statement only shows beneficiary designations received by the Fund office. Designations made for the International Union Death Benefit, BAC SAVE, or Local plans will not appear. Therefore, any beneficiary changes for the IPF must be made on an IPF enrollment card or IPF change of beneficiary card. Participants whose statements do not show a beneficiary will receive an enrollment card or change of beneficiary card enclosed with their statement.
In 2021, the Fund office processed more than 600,000 report transactions from more than 10,000 contributing employers. To verify any discrepancy in hours or possible delinquency, documentation of missing hours is required. A copy of the statement should be accompanied by check stub copies, Local records, or employer records. Hours reported or adjusted in 2021 will appear on the statement in detail, showing the work month and name of employer. If detailed hours for a year earlier than 2021 appear on the statement, the hours were either reported late or originally under an incorrect social security (insurance) number.
Past service credit estimates shown on the Annual Statement consider many factors including the member’s initiation date on the statement, the date of participation of the participant, the date of participation of the member’s Local, the member’s home Local (the Local in which the majority of a participant’s employment has occurred), and any apparent breaks in future service which can cancel service credit. In an ongoing effort to improve the accuracy of the past service credit estimate, some participants may notice a slight change in the past service credit estimate on this year’s statement if the Fund office provided an estimate of benefits. If a participant changes Locals, as a result of a merger or otherwise, past service estimates may be altered due to differing Local Union IPF participation dates. Past service estimates can be verified as part of a pension status letter and this request should be made in writing. A final determination of a participant’s eligibility for past service can only be made at time of application for benefits.
The IPF Annual Statement was expanded to show all hours reported to the IPF on a participant’s behalf. This can include hours worked outside a participant’s home Local including hours worked prior to the date their home Local first participated in IPF. Participants can view a more detailed records of hours reported to the Fund on their behalf via the BAC Member Portal or request hours be sent by mail and may verify any missing hours or periods of disability which are not reflected in Fund office records Periods of disability are not creditable as past or future service but may provide a disability exemption for an apparent break in service.
Reciprocal contributions under the International Reciprocal Agreement appear under the employer account number 297706 (account number 997706 in Canada). Again, if a participant finds a discrepancy in their IPF Annual Statement, please have them contact the Fund Office in writing or via email at [email protected].
Participant Annual Statement Instructions The IPF 2021 Annual Statements are now posted to the BAC Member Portal for those participants that have signed up for electronic access/communications. The remaining paper…Learn More –>
Brothers And Sisters,
As we look forward to this holiday weekend and the unofficial start of summer, let’s remember the true reason for this 3 day weekend. Remembering and honoring all those who lost their lives protecting our freedoms and all we hold dear. they represent the best of our country. Please take a moment to reflect on their ultimate sacrifice and say thank you.
Have a safe holiday weekend,
BACADC of NJ Executive Committee & Staff
Remembering and honoring all those who lost their lives protecting our freedoms and all we hold dear. they represent the best of our country.Learn More –>
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Commemorates Workers Memorial Day: Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the LivingPosted OnApril 28, 2022 by
Today, we observe Workers Memorial Day and remember the workers – our family, friends, and neighbors – that we have lost to workplace accidents, injuries, or illness.
Workers Memorial Day commemorates the anniversary of when the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) became effective. In addition to creating standards for workplace safety, OSHA establishes workplace safety as a fundamental right of every worker.
This Workers Memorial Day, we mourn our dead by fighting for the living. We need Congress to make safety a priority by strengthening the Occupational Safety and Health Act and give workers a fair chance to raise their own workplace safety standards by passing the PRO Act.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO stands united, fighting to make the difference to improve workplace safety until the promise of a right to a safe job is fulfilled for every worker.
Today, we observe Workers Memorial Day and remember the workers – our family, friends, and neighbors – that we have lost to workplace accidents, injuries, or illness.Learn More –>
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council, NJ – Apprentice Training and Education Fund
LOCAL 5 APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEDULE 2022
CLASSES WILL START SATURDAY MARCH 19
ALL CLASSES WILL START AT 7 AM SHARP
BRING YOUR TOOLS!
ANY QUESTIONS CALL
BAC/ADC Apprentice Training & Education of NJ Local #4 & 5
3281 Route 206, Suite 3 – Bordentown, New Jersey 08505
LOCAL 5 APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEDULE 2022
CLASSES WILL START SATURDAY MARCH 19
ALL CLASSES WILL START AT 7 AM SHARP
On behalf of the UI Executive Board, please accept my warm congratulations on receiving the 2021 Harry C. Bates Merit Scholarship.
This is a tremendous honor not only for you and your family, but for BAC as well. We are please and proud to assist a student of your academic caliber in pursuing the higher education of your choice.
I hope you have been enjoying your time at Montclair State University and send all best wishes for your continued success. Let us know how you’re doing from time to time.
Tim Driscoll, President
CC: IU Executive Board, John Capo, Director, Administrative District Council of New Jersey
Dear Sophia, On behalf of the UI Executive Board, please accept my warm congratulations on receiving the 2021 Harry C. Bates Merit Scholarship. This is a tremendous honor not only…Learn More –>
The BAC/ADC would like to congratulate Carlos Crespo on his retirement!!!
Steve Preziosi will now cover Hudson County and Kenneth Simone will now cover Passaic County!
The BAC/ADC would like to congratulate Carlos Crespo on his retirement!!! Steve Preziosi will now cover Hudson County and Kenneth Simone will now cover Passaic County!
We appreciate President Biden’s leadership, along with the bipartisan coalition that negotiated the framework for IIJA. IIJA provides important investment in many infrastructure priorities including roads and bridges, rail, transit, ports, airports, the electric grid, water systems, and broadband. The IIJA provides an investment of $1.2 trillion, including $550 billion in new spending over five years.
BAC President Tim Driscoll said, “BAC has long supported comprehensive investment in our nation’s infrastructure, broadly defined. While IIJA represents a good start, we must continue to work to make sure that other vital infrastructure needs are not neglected. Investment in our infrastructure including schools, housing, hospitals, public safety and other government buildings is critically important. We must do everything we can to make sure that these priorities are addressed as Congress turns to the Budget Reconciliation process.”
[Washington, D.C.] August 10, 2021 – Investment in our nation’s infrastructure is long overdue, and passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) represents an important step in…Learn More –>
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|New Jersey Labor Movement Mourns Richard Trumka“The entire American labor movement has lost a champion and a fighter, and New Jersey has lost a close friend,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said of the unexpected passing of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka.|
President Trumka died on Thursday, August 5, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was 72.
“Rich Trumka had a deep love for New Jersey’s workers and a deep appreciation for our state’s labor movement,” President Wowkanech continued. “He supported our 1 million members in every way possible, just as he supported every single worker in every sector of labor nationwide, from teachers to construction workers to transit workers to nurses and beyond.”
“Rich Trumka was a force of nature,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan said. “He devoted his life to ensuring that every man and woman could have what he believed in most – a good union contract with fair wages and a voice in the workplace.”
“Whether it was his concern for the safety and health of frontline workers during the pandemic or fighting for the right to organize, President Trumka put working men and women first,” President Wowkanech said. “He has inspired us since his days as president of the United Mine Workers of America. We will miss his leadership as the voice of America’s labor movement, and we pledge to carry on in his footsteps.”
Dear John — New Jersey Labor Movement Mourns Richard Trumka“The entire American labor movement has lost a champion and a fighter, and New Jersey has lost a close friend,” New…Learn More –>