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The Business Roundtable and American Labor –

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… 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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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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Moneyball & Training –

What do the numbers say and do we listen to them as Billy Beane did, and in doing so changed the entire culture of baseball? Do we continue to advance a value proposition with regard to training in the face of these bullet points? Since the 08/09 market crash many union contractors who looked like… 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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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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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 and The Business Roundtable and American Labor

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… Continue Reading

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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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