BAC Local 2 New York/Vermont Signs SVT Masonry
BAC Local 2 New York/Vermont recently signed SVT Masonry, a contractor located in Bennington, Vermont. Before joining BAC, the company mainly focused on private, residential and small commercial work.
The owner of the company, Reuben Harrington, has always wanted to be a signatory contractor, according to Local 2 NY/VT President Pat Tirino. “We stayed in contact with Harrington periodically over the past five years as the company was gaining capital and expanding its business. This year the company was awarded prevailing wage work, but Harrington was concerned about workers for their projects. We met with him and convinced him that the company would need BAC’s help to supply highly skilled craftworkers for these projects.”
Local 2 NY/VT officers also met with seven masons employed by SVT. Four of them signed up right away. The rest three hesitated but after realizing the benefits of being a Union member, they all agreed to join. “We will continue to work with SVT to ensure they get qualified masons for their projects,” said Local 2 NY/VT Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Potter, who was instrumental in this organizing success.
BAC Organizing Director Steve Nelms praised our Locals’ continuing organizing efforts. “President Tirino and his team played the patient long game with this contractor. It is that commitment that makes Local 2 and other Locals’ organizing efforts bear fruit.”