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Open Shop Contractors Don’t Sign a CBA Because They Want Too

Historically the “open shop” signs a Collective Bargaining Agreement, a CBA for one of two reasons: They have too, or to Gain access to a market From the beginning of the modern Building Trades or BT, the “open shop” could only get skilled tradespersons from the respective crafts, and the BT had a monopoly on… 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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