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Saying That We Are Winning Doesn’t Make It So –

69th Constitutional Convention of North America’s Building Trades Unions – Congratulations to Brothers Sean McGarvey and Brent Booker on their re-election. In the Keynote that opened the convention, what was said, and as importantly not said, was quite interesting. Here is a direct link to the entire Keynote (KN) so the Rank & File can… Continue Reading

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So We Don’t Have Time For …

Far too often I’m met with, we will attend the Labor Rising program when our schedules permits. For the most part we had just concluded a discussion of the merits of changing the way we look at market share and yet, we then go back to doing the very activities that are so clearly not… Continue Reading

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Do you see the future of Organizing?

Look closely at the picture below and then envision the racers of today. Here is a 2 minute YouTube of her in competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6O-r_sKZpA Labor Rising sees the future of organizing: separated and riding above capital’s turbulent waters and pursuing her own course to victory! A strategic vision acted upon by its designer, brought to… Continue Reading

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In the Penalty Box –

When you challenge the status quo you make enemies. As Organizers, our entire mission is to change the landscape, increase job opportunities and return union employment to solid levels of market share. In changing the status quo some candid assessments have to be made and then acted on. What follows isn’t a “who died and… Continue Reading

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Advancing a CBA with an Impotent Business Plan –

Here is a list outlining what a modern Building Trades union is confronted with and under-prepared in dealing with. The Building Trades solution continues to be using a well-worn failed Value business model in the face of continued loss and substantial market losses. In the upcoming weeks and months Labor Rising will outline solutions which… Continue Reading

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So Trump is the Face of Immigration Reform –

And who could have seen this coming? With that big mouth and his cutting words, The Donald is doing more for the real prospects of genuine Immigrant Reform than all the frauds on the Belt Way! The type of reform is as yet uncertain, however rest assured that most Republicans and many Democrats can’t hide… Continue Reading

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Immigration and Infrastructure = Follow the Money

Immigration and playing immigrant against citizen is the history of the U.S. & Canada. Big business will not allow any type of immigration reform to go forward – case closed! Business, with all of its money, will not let the Republicans and even many Democrats sit at the table and craft legislation that addresses this…. Continue Reading

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The Building Trades on a Razor’s Edge –

The previous Blog entitled Building Trades Members, their Skills & Contractors are Being Transferred to the Non-Union – outlines the very real activities the non/anti-union entities are undertaking to diminish and/or eliminate the Building Trades. Our own strategies are being used against us – very smart on the business side of construction – not so… 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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Grass Roots Activists – Alive and Growing Everywhere but in the Building Trades –

Even the AFL-CIO which is “Lobbing from the Cheap Seats” is growing active again. However the AFL-CIO may have taken a premature victory lap regarding passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP). The AFL-CIO has approx. 40 million for political activities and lobbing which limits the sophistication needed in these campaigns.  http://labor-unions.findthecompany.com/l/3/American-Federation-of-Labor-And-Congress-of-Industrial-Organzation Compare that with just… Continue Reading

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