The Bricklayers and Allied Craft workers is a service organization that helps improve BAC members' quality of life - both on and off the job - through access to well-paying jobs and quality benefits, and by building solidarity and support among all BAC members. According to the IU's Constitution, the objectives of the Union are:


  • Organizing all trowel trades workers within BAC's jurisdiction
  • Promoting or establishing wages, hours and working conditions for BAC members
  • Promoting or establishing programs to meet the health care, retirement, unemployment and other needs of BAC members and their families
  • Promoting the health, welfare and safety of BAC members and their families
  • Making programs available that increase employment opportunities for BAC members
  • Securing recognition by employers and the public of BAC's collective bargaining rights
  • Advancing the skills, efficiency and working knowledge of BAC members through apprentice and training programs
  • Maintaining harmonious relationships with other labor organizations
  • Advancing the industries employing BAC members
  • Improving government's understanding of the labor movement
  • Engaging in the legislative process on behalf of BAC members and all working families
  • Supporting issues affecting the IU and BAC members through voter registration, voting, political education and citizenship activities involving BAC members and their families
  • Engaging in education and research activities, as appropriate
  • Engaging in appropriate legal activities to defend and advance the interests of the IU, its affiliates and members
  • Promoting, fostering and developing the IU's trade jurisdiction
  • Raising public awareness of the need to improve the lives of workers across the world