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Tag Archives: Business Roundtable

Is COVID a Wild Card for the Building Trades and Labor?

You may think this is no time to be talking about organizing. Let me shed light on a perspective worth addressing. While the plight of COVID takes shape and affects all North America, be assured that some (most) people’s pain offers an opportunity for extreme groups to advance their agenda. Fighting the battles of organizing… Continue Reading

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Are Most of the Building Trades Market Share Losses Self Inflicted?

Here is the abbreviated history of that statement. In 1973 the US was hit with the Oil Embargo which started in October of 1973. Construction came to a complete stand still for several years and paralleled very strongly the shutdown of construction following the 2008, 4th quarter meltdown and subsequent major recession. According to the… Continue Reading

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The Business Roundtable and American Labor

By J. C. Turner, General President International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO  May 1979 Today I would like to try to do some plain talking about what’s happening to labor unions in this country.  And particularly I want to look at what is happening to construction unions and our members. The building trades unions are… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing & Open Posting to the Building Trades General Presidents –

Dear General Presidents; This is the continuing research by LaborCombat of approximately 483 connected union individuals and groups. It appears that the major end-users are, among other goals, looking to dramatically reduce labor costs in order to increase their profits. They are working to strategically capture the skills, for pennies on the dollar, of a… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing: 10 Reasons why “Value on Display” isn’t raising Union Market Share

“Big Business” is exactly who is putting the Building Trades out of existence. Every single sourced number measured over time, which is the “net” number, confirms this. Private sector union market share is 6.7 and a little higher in construction. “Big Business” is holding their enemies’ close! Bottom-up, top-down and CBA concessions of all types… Continue Reading

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The Blow Up Rat is Not Why We Are Losing Market Share!

Brother J.C. Turner’s white paper, entitled The Business Round Table and American Labor and written in 1979 (http://www.laborcombat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/The-Business-Roundtable-and-American-Labor-2.pdf), provided the Building Trades with a road map of the motivation & strategy that the Business Roundtable was planning & implementing even back then – the total destruction of union construction. LaborCombat’s research this past 5 years,… Continue Reading

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Business Roundtable and American Labor

The Business Roundtable and American Labor 2 The Business Roundtable and American Labor A White Paper written by Brother JC Turner, Former General President, International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO 1979. This “must read” document was written in 1979; and should be read by everyone from Building Trades President Sean McGarvey and the Building Trades… Continue Reading

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