We recently wrote an article about how important it is to hire a certified mason for all of your brickwork and repair needs – but you can do even better by hiring a Masonry contractor that is unionized. Unions have been getting a lot of talk recently, and BR Masonry is proud to announce that at the start of the year, we have officially become unionized!
Unions have been the victim of many a misconception, especially recently. But people often forget that we have unions to thank for work days that don’t last longer than 8 hours, work weeks that don’t last longer than 5 days, paid vacations, high quality healthcare and much safer working conditions. The goal of unions is to fight for the rights of each and every one of their members – and that’s why BR Masonry chose to become a member.
But what does that mean, exactly? And why should you choose a contractor that is unionized over a contractor that is not?
One of the most well-known benefits of hiring a unionized masonry contractor, is the emphasis on safe work environments. Because the union is intended to protect the workers – they require work conditions to be safe and sanitary always. A safe work environment helps ensure that your job is performed in the cleanest and most stable conditions possible which translates to less risk for mistakes or accidents.
It’s also worth noting that in order for a contractor’s team to be unionized, they have to go through an intensive certification process. While some contractors who aren’t members of a union can hire pretty much anyone and send them to a 10-hour certification class, BR Masonry’s employees are sent to a 30-hour OSHA certification class that is provided by the union itself! That means you’re getting more qualified professionals who have more education and more experience. And its industry specific – our workers are actually being certified in their skillset and they must pass union tests in order to obtain that certification!
At BR Masonry, our goal is to provide perfect work every time, and being part of a Union makes it that much easier. Not only does it ensure that working conditions are safe for our employees, it also provides them with healthcare, and important certifications that guarantee the quality of our work! Contact us today to get a FREE quote on your next project – we can’t wait to work with you!