The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union was formed on October 17, 1865, to promote the trade and to offer formal training to its members to insure better craftsmanship.
Nature of Trade
Whether a Bricklayer works with brick, concrete blocks, structural tile or other masonry materials, the work is essentially the same. Bricklayers construct walls, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys and other structures from brick. They also use other masonry materials, such as concrete, cinder, or gypsum block; precast panels made of brick, cement, tile, stone, marble, structural tile, to terra cotta. They also install the brick linings of industrial kilns and furnaces.
Bricklayers complete an Apprenticeship program before becoming a Journeyman. The term of apprenticeship is four years of continuous employment in an approved schedule of work experience and at least 144 hours per year of related supplemental instruction, both in bricklaying and welding.
Bricklayers Local #1
Contact: Mark E. Caron
9201 Barron Road
Faribault, MN 55021