Nashville, TN—The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is pleased to announce that the International Association of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers (BAC) has signed on as the USA’s newest charter union, joining the ranks of the AFL-CIO and 10 of its affiliate unions.
USA charter unions, like BAC, provide imperative funding and resources to help support the USA’s mission to unite the union community to expand and improve hunting and fishing access and wildlife habitat throughout North America.
Boasting a long-standing relationship, the USA and the BAC have partnered on numerous conservation projects including the 2011 Ohio Special Needs Youth Huntand 2012 Take Kids Fishing Day. BAC is also an active supporter of the USA’s nationwide sporting clays and trap shoot tour, which unites thousands of union members across the country and raised more than $650,000 to support the USA’s conservation mission in 2011.
“The Bricklayers have been one of our strongest conservation partners,” said USA Executive Director Fred Myers. “Union sportsmen continue to make an impact across North America by educating future generations on the importance of conservation efforts and putting boots on the ground for volunteer efforts. We’re elated to have the support of nearly 90,000 skilled BAC masonry craftworkers to further this mission.”
As an extension of their union membership, all active and retired BAC members will be able to take advantage of a no-cost USA membership—giving them access to the USA’s quarterly magazine, Web site, special discounts, exclusive prizes and more.
Members are also encouraged to apply for their chance to hunt or fish on national TV via the USA’s award-winning outdoor TV show Brotherhood Outdoors. Thanks to six years of support from the Bricklayers, the USA has been able to feature more than 60 union guests including five Bricklayers on Brotherhood Outdoors and its previous shows Escape to the Wild. Most recent guest stars from BAC include Bob Krien (BAC Local 4) and Eddie Roberts (BAC Local 7), whose Wisconsin Whitetail episode aired this season on Sportsman Channel.
“Just as union members stand together in solidarity for workers’ rights, the Union Sportsmen Alliance offers our members the opportunity to join an organization that will help preserve their ability to hunt, fish and shoot while respecting both their union and family values,” said BAC President James Boland.
The USA—North America’s only 100% union-dedicated outdoor organization—brings together union sportsmen, who are willing to volunteer their time and expertise, to tackle conservation projects that improve and enhance public access, wildlife habitat and outdoor experiences for communities across the U.S. and Canada. For more information or to get involved, visit http://www.unionsportsmen.org.
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is a union-dedicated outdoor organization whose members hunt, fish, shoot and volunteer their skills for conservation. The USA is uniting the union community to expand and improve hunting and fishing access and wildlife habitat throughout North America. For more information, visithttp://www.unionsportsmen.org or http://www.facebook.com/unionsportsmen.
For more information, contact:
Laura Bliss Morris
Public Relations Coordinator