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Tag Archives: Building Trades

Building Trade Owned and Operated Construction Management Company – Organizing Part 8 –

A brief history: Nearly 30 years ago the Milwaukee Building Trades Council put into place a Construction Management Company called CCM (Complete Construction Management). It was designed by Brother Brent Emons to combat the construction managers then coming into being. A construction manager’s entire purpose is to reduce costs to the end-user/clients they are working… Continue Reading

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The Infamous “They” the Building Trades Presidents Bow Down Too – Organizing Part 7 –

The Infamous “They” the Building Trades Presidents Bow Down Too – Organizing Part 7 –

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Labor Day – Organizing Part 6 – Recognition and Secondary Activities in the U.S. –

Not a day for those in the trades to continue to play victim – victims who blame laws, rich people and politicians for the demise of labor power. Our Founders dealt with the exact same entities on steroids! Plus, blacklisting, physical threats and, for many, death itself – hence Labor Day or May Day! (Google… Continue Reading

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Build the Damn Puzzle – Part 5 Organizing –

So, some of you, approximately 150 or so, have done some work on SIC codes with the You Tube videos in the last blog. And approximately the same number have opened the master SIC/NAICS tables. Now think about this – the You Tubes teach you how to find & use the numbers in the tables…. Continue Reading

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The 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle of SIC/NAICS Codes – Part 4 –

The cartoon shows the 2 pieces of Value on Display – the rest of the pieces are the market and what is NOT taught completely and by design to give an organizer or even a market rep the ability to win. Many of those pieces on the table would be the pinch point of the… Continue Reading

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What You Don’t Know is Done by Design – Part 3 Organizing –

The local/DC organizer/market rep (MR) is under-trained by design. Conversely the trades have gone from organizing to market development to that of recruiting in one generation by design of the IPs! The IPs are using the strategy of VOD, which is not solidarity! It is that of a temp agency. This blog and others will… Continue Reading

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Specific Strategies & Tactics for the Building Trades to Win – Part 1 –

For those in the trades who feel the trades are marked for death in our lifetimes – you are right “IF” we continue with the tool of Value on Display. That is correct, VOD is a tool – nothing more. So, it begs the question of what the trades’ master strategy and tactics are, which… Continue Reading

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Mass Texting a Value Not Used –

We are going to lay out the comprehensive strategies of Labor Rising/Labor Combat training. It will be done in parts and is for organizers and activists to evaluate. We have said since 2012 that what the Trades need to do in order to win back market share and restore Middle Class Values is to become… Continue Reading

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The Good Ole Boys Building Trades Presidents are Jettisoning the Defined Benefit Pensions –

Value on Display, run by the “good ole boys” club of senior leadership, will be responsible for the demise of the Taft-Hartley multi-employer pension plans in the trades. They have already run market share and organizing into the ground, so why stop there with this abysmal leadership! The “hot potato” of insolvent pensions will be… Continue Reading

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May Day – International Workers’ Day – May 1st –

This picture does a great job portraying the historical progress of the Labor Movement, nearly all achievements on the list are more than 50 years ago. Frederick Douglass had it right then and today, if only senior leadership would heed his words. For a perspective of the state of labor today, consider the following: Labor,… Continue Reading

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