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About Us

Organized in 1864, we are the original Bricklayers Local 1.

We also happen to be the first Labor Union and Local of any trade west of the Mississippi River.  In 2010, Bricklayers' Local No. 23 of Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Workers' Local 18 of Missouri were merged into Bricklayers' Local No. 1 to form an Administrative Council with the sole purpose of better serving the members of Eastern Missouri.  Our jurisdiction covers the entirety of the eastern portion of Missouri: from the northern to southern Missouri borders and from the Mississippi River to the western borders of Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Crawford, Iron, Reynolds, Carter and Ripley counties.

We take pride in the fact that we've built St. Louis, and that our leadership has taken care of the membership of this Union for more than 150 years, and will continue to do so for many more. 

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