"I’m like one of the guys who worked on the great Egyptian pyramids,” marble finisher Ricky Saelee told Organized Labor, as he wheeled a large stone that was to become part of the marble wall of a cathedral. Bricklaying is one of the oldest trades, and Bricklayers, Tilelayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 is the oldest continuously running union in the United States. It represents bricklayers, tilelayers, marble masons, finishers, pointer-cleaner-caulkers, and terrazzo mechanics. They build and restore everything from modern, grey, concrete-block office buildings to ornate, century-old marble floors. The local represents almost 3,000 workers from Monterey County to the Oregon border including all 45 counties of Northern California.