7 N High St Suite 401
Belleville, IL 62222
(618) 234-5340
(618) 234-3646 fax

BAC Local #8 is made up of 6 Chapters in downstate Illinois with approximately 1500 members who are Bricklayers, Stonemasons, Terrazzo Workers, Tile Setters, Tile Helpers, Tuck Pointers, Cement Finishers, Plasterers and Marble Masons.

Officers of the union are:
President - Dave Toenjes
Secretary/Treasurer - Pete Spence
Vice Chairmen - Marc Landers, John Moore, and Roy Peebels
Field Representatives - Marc Landers, John Moore, Roy Peebels, Pete Spence and Dave Toenjes

Belleville Chapter Chairman - Harry Heitland
Champaign Chapter Chairman - Mike Joop
Effingham Chapter Chairman - Rex Borries
Jacksonville Chapter Chairman - Jeff Flachs
Murphysboro Chapter Chairman - Cliff Wisely
Springfield Chapter Chairman - Shane Garrison

The following counties are under the jurisdiction of Local #8:
Adams, Alexander, Bond, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Gallatin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Lawrence, Logan, McDonough, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Mason, Massac, Menard, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, St Clair, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White and Williamson.

Semi-Annual Meetings are held the first Saturday in May and November. Notices are sent as to the exact location and time.

Chapter Meetings are held monthly. The times and locations are listed under each chapter. You will be sent a reminder notice of your "home" chapter meeting, but remember you are welcome to attend ANY and ALL chapter meetings.

Local #8 has a very active apprentice program. For the past several years, in conjunction with the International Masonry Institute, Local #8 has held a 12-week pre-apprentice school in Rantoul, Illinois. Here the new apprentices are taught the fundamentals of brick and block laying. This is a "hands on" course and when they have successfully completed the course they are better prepared to go out to a job site and be a productive member of the crew. Requirements for applying for apprenticeship are given under each individual Chapter.

Benefits are paid to various Health & Welfare funds based on where you are working. It is YOUR responsibility to be sure the benefits you are earning are being sent back to your home fund. When you go on a job site outside of your area be sure to ask the Field Representative for the form or call the main office (618) 234-5340 and we will send you one.

Many members think because they have filled out a beneficiary designation card with the Local Union or International Union that this beneficiary designation applies to the Local Pension Plan, the International Pension Plan or the Health and Welfare Plan. This IS NOT the case, every pension or health and welfare has to have a beneficiary card on file with an original signature of you. Take the time to check with your pension or health & welfare fund office to make sure they have a beneficiary card on file. At the main office we have beneficiary designation cards for the International Pension Fund and Bricklayers Local #8 Pension Fund that we can mail to you if needed. By doing this you will save your loved ones a lot of time and effort at their time of grief.

Monthly dues are due the first of every month. It is the members responsibility to keep their dues current. Dues rates are:
$30 - Journeymen without hourly check-off
$25 - Journeymen
$18 - Apprentices
$12 - Retired, Temporary Disability, Working Outside of the trade
$7.70 - Permanently Disabled
$1.00 - Retired with 40 years Membership

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