IUBAC Applauds the Supreme Court's Decision on DACA
[Washington, D.C.] June 20, 2020 - The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (IUBAC) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA protects hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who were brought to America as children. DACA recipients are an important part of the U.S. workforce and an essential part of our communities across the nation. Many Dreamers work in the construction industry and are members of our Union. The labor movement has long held as a central tenet that an injury to one is an injury to all. Ending DACA would be economically irresponsible and devastating to the construction industry. Beyond that, it would be needlessly cruel. We are proud to stand with our DACA brothers and sisters.
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents roughly 75,000 skilled masonry-trowel trades craftworkers in the United States and Canada, including bricklayers, tile setters, cement masons, plasterers, stone masons, marble masons, restoration workers, PCC and finishers, and terrazzo and mosaic workers.