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Solve the Problem Brother Mc Garvey –

This video is about a union owned Construction Management Company which can be owned by the local, state, national building trades and at some levels of our internationals and has been edited and ends before it gets into the specific details.    http://bit.ly/1sDohMg A brief history on a union owned Construction Manager. 23 years ago the… Continue Reading

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Here we go again – Stripping!

Stripping has always been involved in organizing! However starting with the construction downturn in the late 80’s, it has evolved into being used as a means to an end or strategy. Stripping is an activity that has helped produced a negative long term improvement in union construction market share. We get the worker and leave… Continue Reading

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It’s all in the name – i hire building trades –

ihirebuildingtrades.com – this decade old company along with 2 others, primarily do Building Trades recruitment for the non/anti-union. As you all got a little more familiar with Tradesman last week, which is temporary hiring for non-union building trades type firms, i hire building trades is a placement firm. They recruit basic rank and file trades-persons… Continue Reading

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Part 3 – How CURT would destroy the Building Trades – Blog

American Legislative Exchange Council – ALEC National Right to Work – NRTW US Chamber of Commerce Heritage Foundation Tea Party Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc – ABC All these groups listed above and others, have to be fed money, big money. This isn’t chump change like the anti-union lawyers and consultants in Part 2. The… Continue Reading

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Part 1 – How CURT would destroy the Building Trades –

Information gathering. The Construction Users Round Table (CURT) was established in 2000. As reasonable people in the Building Trades, we consider collaboration and marketing. In contrast, businesses focus on weakness, opportunities and information to be acquired, used and exploited for higher profits. At the root of CURT’s strategy is information gathering. Without this first-hand knowledge… Continue Reading

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80 – 20 Rule on CBA

Consistent with the 80 -20 Rule, being a member of a Building Trades union drives as much as 80% of your total package (wages, benefits & conditions) by being a union member. It is the collective and not the individual power that we wield as a connected union that demands a given package anywhere in… Continue Reading

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Labor Rising or “Value on Display” –

Having a Value strategy and positioning the Building Trades as a “product” puts the “Value” of the product completely in the hands of the purchasers, which are the contractors and the end-users’ executives. We’re depending on the purchaser to accept our proposition – not a good position when 85% of them use non/anti-union contractors. The… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing & Value on Display –

The Building Trades Department is searching for success stories that showcase the “Value Proposition”. This strategies primary goal is to bring “new” construction end-users to the Building Trades, and also has a mission of increasing work with existing end-users – “net”. The mark of a leader is critically examining existing strategies to see if they’re… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing & the 21st Century

“He who defines an issue – wins the issue.” An old but true adage. The Building Trades, with millions of members but poorly organized to work to support each other through structured use of the internet (which is the currency of the 21st Century), have clearly been out flanked by a dedicated anti-union movement. The… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing & Arrogance –

Pride in one’s self, their organization & abilities as a leader is absolutely essential to the success as a leader, leading an organization. Pride allows for genuine participation of all members in the union and their value is appreciated and acted upon. Ego in one’s self, their organization & abilities as a leader is a… Continue Reading

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