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Solve the problem instead of constantly complaining about the problem. These Construction Manager documents will do exactly that!

These documents where envisioned by Brother Brent Emmons and implemented by the Milwaukee Building Trades approx. 24 years ago. Talk about an idea ahead of its time – this is it!

In 25 RTW States and several more states where the combined market share of the Building Trades is in the single digits, these documents are the solution.

The Building Trades in those areas and others, can absolutely and legally become a Union owned Construction Manager. They would change the delivery of construction forever more. What these documents still clearly lack are leaders to do the necessary “risk/reward analyses”. It looks something like this – The Big Construction Managers & General Contractors say don’t use them or else. The or else in every single case is a threat. It is a threat from a bully that is going to take what little market share is left regardless. With 88% plus of the construction market anti or non-union, and with the trend still moving up “NET”; then this risk/reward analyses in many areas is already done.

Translation – you don’t have a choice!

With so many national & regional construction managers being anti-union and/or double breasted, those threats while on the surface are onerous, properly analyzed, would show that they are not sustainable threats with the construction spending going on now.

As Construction Managers not driven by profits, our price would immediately be attractive and in many cases the lower price. The “end-users”, the entity that signs the check would get what they always get, the best trained and safest workers in the world at a very competitive , if not the better cost.

The equation is very strait forward. In this equation the end-user deals with this traditional construction delivery system.  Construction manager & profit, general contractor & profit, contractor & profit, other consultants/lawyers & profit – union contractor – screwed, worker; if union –screwed! If non-union – screwed!

With the Building Trades as the owner of the Construction Manager – as close to revenue neutral or non-profit. Contractors, if union – competitive prices and solid profit.  If non-union contractor; not accepted unless they sign CBA. Workers paid per CBA.

Brothers & Sisters, someone is going to be “odd man out” in the upcoming decades in one of those above scenario’s, – you know who it is! UNION WORKERS & CONTRACTORS!

Also the Union Construction Manager would be a built in PLA for additional value to end-user. It would have the rapid and enforceable jurisdictional powers to enforce on those job sites. RTW, minor issue if at all. The end-user would deal with a single entity when purchasing and not 14 separate and distinct unions. The end-users could deal directly with the Building Trades and cut out all the middle man BS. Union only pension funds would have a union Construction Manager to source jobs and partner with to create even more work.

These are the links to the documents done successfully at the Milwaukee Building Trades 24 years ago. They provide a template in which to rapidly work from.

They quietly died because they did their job!  That job 24 years ago was to get the Construction Managers attention, which were even back then playing union against non-union and union against union to stop. They succeeded very effectively!  Also bear in mind the union environment 24 years ago when we still had market share.

These documents are waiting on “leaders” to move it to the top of the agenda for consideration, and with the urgency to get to a decision in months – not quarters & years!

Politicians, keep sitting on your hands and collect your checks – if there are enough of you, we are going down- if the status quo is not broken!

What is mind blowing is this concept is the way to rescue many of our Building Trades pension plans that are now insolvent. They need an additional source of money – this is the vehicle to provide jobs and hours.

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Danny L Caliendo
Labor Rising/Labor Combat

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