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Tag Archives: International Presidents

Trades Founders Must be Turning Over in Their Graves –

Under the premise that we must “organize or die,” our Building Trades unions have invested heavily for the last 30 years in the following efforts (note that I am not calling these initiatives strategies, because they have proven that they are not): Market as a brand Sell a product, placing control of the Building Trades’… Continue Reading

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The IP’s Don’t Have the Courage to be a Labor Movement –

Samuel Gompers, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, Rosa Parks, Lady in White, A. Philip Randolph, Frances Perkins, John L. Lewis, Cesar Chavez, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams, Florence Kelley, et al. MOVEMENT – something you are a part of that you may never see the benefits of! It is greater than you!… Continue Reading

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McGarvey and the IPs with a Nowhere to go Strategy –

Soon after the inauguration leaders of the Building Trades, led by Sean McGarvey, met with President Trump. The video of the leaders’ effusive phase of the Trump meeting will be in scripted on the tombstone of the Trades. “We have a common bond with the President. We come from the same industry. He understands the… Continue Reading

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6 Reasons Why Internationals Presidents Want to be Organizations and not Movements –

See who the women in the picture is at the end of the blog – Controlling employees is much easier than controlling members. Employees do what they are told, have a job, and think about themselves. A member belongs to a Movement that lifts the standards for all workers. They don’t have a job, they… Continue Reading

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4 Reasons Mc Garvey & Trump are Made for Each Other –

Both use workers to advance issues for themselves! Both exploit workers in the name of business! McGarvey – concessions and business friendly International and Building Trades Agreements on behalf of the BT’s; Trump – demonstrated history of not paying workers and contractors. Both fancy themselves as world class negotiators, just ask them! Both have a… Continue Reading

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Building Trades Circumstances Increasingly Black & White –

The pictures is what the Trades once fought against, and improved with our Founders. The trades have not advanced any significant improvements for workers in over 60 years; and have continuously lost market share for the last 25 years “NET”! For over 4 years Labor Rising has written extensively that the International Presidents can be… Continue Reading

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Building Trades Constitutions – Be a Victim or Activist –

Most people don’t believe something will happen to them – until it is to late! May be more attributable to human nature than stupidity. Since the trades are at that point of it being too late as a free and independent trade MOVEMENT, we either can chose to be victims or advocates for ourselves, our… Continue Reading

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