Richard Tolson, Bricklayers

Richard Tolson is Director of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) of New Jersey. Mr. Tolson is responsible for the Trustee pension, annuity, and health funds for the 5,000-member organization. In addition, he is Vice President of NJ AFL-CIO; Vice President of NJ State Building Trades; a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers� Executive Council; a member of the International Masonry Institute Board of Trustees; a member of the Steering Committee for the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Board Member of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Since its founding in 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers has actively fought to improve its members� quality of life � on and off the job � through access to fair wages, good benefits, safe working conditions, and solidarity among members. Today, it represents the most highly skilled trowel trades craft workers across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers. With over a century of protecting the rights of its workers, BAC is the oldest continuous union in North America.