BACNJ Apprentice Coordinator Robert Alesandro and Local #4 Instructor Tom Doherty took Local #4 pre-job students to the Botto House in Haledon, NJ to set brick pavers. Museum Director Angelica Santomauro gave the students a history lesson on the Union movement. American Labor Museum – Botto House The Museum provides exhibits, educational programs, and cultural events to the public. Its mission is to advance public understanding of the history of work, workers and the labor movement throughout the world, with special attention to the ethnicity and immigrant experience of American Workers. It is headquartered in the Botto House National Landmark, the 1908 home of immigrant silk mill workers and the meeting place for workers of many nationalities during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. This action and others like it brought about reforms in the workplace broadly enjoyed by Americans today.


Since its founding in 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers has actively fought to improve our members’ quality of life – on and off the job – through access to fair wages, good benefits, safe working conditions, and solidarity among members.

Today, we represent the most highly skilled trowel trades craftworkers across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/ cleaners/ caulkers. With over a century of protecting the rights of our workers, BAC is the oldest continuous union in North America.

Rebuilding America’s Oldest Craft Brick by Brick.

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union of New Jersey, or BACNJ, represents craftworkers in the trowel trades across the state. These trades include bricklayers,stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers. BACNJ has cemented its place in history by consistently providing skilled labor dedicated to building quality structures. For three centuries, our members have taken pride in demonstrating the inherent value of the safest, most highly-skilled and productive work force available.

A Vision For The Future

Times have changed and so must our approach. At BACNJ, we have taken an honest look inward to remove any possible hurdles you may face in choosing Union workers. We have refined our brand to better meet the needs of those we serve. We have retooled our craft by embracing innovative new processes and materials. And we have realigned the way we do business; making BACNJ labor more cost-effective and more flexible while retaining our hallmark of quality workmanship. Allow us the opportunity to reintroduce you to a whole new BACNJ. We look forward to showing you why doing business with Union craftworkers and contractors is now the clear choice

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