The Bricklayers & Tilesetters Local #45 and #55 are a local office of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. We represent the oldest crafts in the world and basically use the same tools and techniques as Masons and Tilesetters used 5000 years ago.
Since its founding in 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents the most highly skilled trowel trades craftworkers across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tilesetters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers and refractory workers.
Today’s BAC members are carrying on this proud tradition of craft excellence and union solidarity started by our founders. Bricklayers & Tilesetters Local #45 & 55 primary focus is on providing fair wages, exceptional benefits, safe working conditions and teamwork coupled with our enduring commitment to exceptional workmanship.
Bricklayer for a Day
Columbus Building Trades and the City of Columbus Parks and Recreation held a day-long boot camp. They eagerly got their hands dirty and jumped right into action as they spread some mortar, held a trowel and laid a few bricks. Participants learned the skills necessary to become a bricklayer. As you can see in their faces, laying bricks in a straight line is much harder than it looks. A graduation ceremony concluded their day of learning.