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Building Trades Members, their Skills & Contractors are Being Transferred by Design to the Non-Union

The anti/non- union would need a plan to do this – right?  Below we offer excerpts from our years of on-going research that validate the statement above. Value on Display has opened the flood-gates to the developed strategy listed next to each bullet point below by the non/anti-union. Why? Because the trades WILL NOT impose… Continue Reading

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Building Trades Members, their Skills & Contractors are Being Transferred to the Non-Union –

The anti/non- union would need a plan to do this – right?  Below we offer excerpts from our years of on-going research that validate this statement. Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) and their surrogates would need to: Have a primary starting point along with a structure and strategic plan. Labor Law Study Group started in 1965…. 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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Dominos Not Falling The Building Trades Way –

A week after the Keynote by Brother Sean Mc Garvey speaking at the National Building Trades conference, reality confronts his speech & strategies. Understand that Brother Sean reflects the General President’s vision, or rather their continued misplaced confidence of the wholly failed strategy of Value on Display. Perhaps new General Presidents Rigmaiden, Sellers & Dean… Continue Reading

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The Business Roundtable/CURT a Systematic Destruction of Labor –

Labor Rising’s work builds upon the work and understanding of the Business Roundtable by J.C.Turner, General President – International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO and his paper titled “The Business Roundtable and American Labor”; May 1979. It gave the Building Trades a roadmap of what to expect should we not heed his counsel on business… Continue Reading

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Open posting to the Building Trades General Presidents –

Dear General Presidents – This is the continuing research by Labor Rising of now 523, up from 483 connected union individuals and groups. Major end-users are, among other goals, looking to dramatically reduce union CBA’s and associated costs in order to increase their profits. They are working to strategically capture the skills of a percentage… Continue Reading

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Unions and the Internet –

Get out your smart phones please! Google search qualified and/or licensed (enter your trades contractors – such as plumbing, electrical, painting) contractors in your city. So an example would be qualified hvac contractors in Dallas, Texas. Overwhelmingly the results for that search will be as follows – directories (Manta, Dex, Yahoo, etc), paid ad words… Continue Reading

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2014 – Cookie Cutter Culture –

“Culture eats strategy over breakfast,” said Peter Drucker, and it is only when you fully understand what this means, that you’ll lead a successful company (union). So what chairs do all officers & members sit in? At union meetings, at executive board meetings, at fund meetings, at building trades meetings, at district council meetings –… Continue Reading

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Buckle Up Building Trades –

President Obama was elected because he created a wave of optimism and hope for America in 2008. His top priority was getting America back to work ASAP after the crash of the stock market in the 4th quarter of 2008. He spoke of this more often than even getting the ACA/Obama Care legislation passed. He… Continue Reading

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CURT and The Building Trades World Class Training –

World Class Training is absolutely correct. Having taught apprenticeship classes for 9 years with my organization and having been an apprentice for 3 years, I feel I have a handle on the World Class Training the trades provide. However as well as our program was run, along with the sheer pride of owning our skills… Continue Reading

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