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Tag Archives: Market Development

Organizer or Fraud –

Before we get into Labor Rising’s Part 3 discussion about the trades’ multi-decade losing streak & how to change it, I will respond to the numerous requests I’ve received through the years to provide some accounts of my direct organizing experiences and campaigns – some good campaigns and some not so good. Here is a… Continue Reading

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The Passion of a Labor Movement Replaced by a Business Union Model In the Trades –

What drives a MOVEMENT defines its success. For many centuries, that very purpose and passion has been reflected in working people’s songs. In times of strife and secured justice in the workplace, the music has provided the anthem that advanced a MOVEMENT! Where can we find the songs of the trades? Thankfully, labor writers like… Continue Reading

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The International Presidents of the Trades Have Given Themselves Up – Labor Leaders They Are Not – Not For a Long Time!

Labor Rising did not forget about part 3 on how the trades can quit losing market share & become a MOVEMENT again! However, we have been very busy these last few months with unions and Building Trades Councils around the U.S. Those leaders may take flack for working with Labor Rising, but they know the… Continue Reading

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Change is a Six-Letter Word that Evokes Self-Doubt in our International Presidents –

Thankfully, that was not the case for Brother Brent Emons. Throughout his career as an Ironworker BM/Agent for Local 8, he consistently demonstrated willingness to change as needed. He put in place strategies & solutions that worked and made his trade, and other trades, viable in the Milwaukee area and all-around Wisconsin. Oftentimes he maneuvered… Continue Reading

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Brent Emons – Milwaukee BT – CCM – Hours –

Labor Rising readers meet Brother Brent. Brent is the creator and author of CCM (Complete Construction Manager), which was a Construction Manager exclusively owned by the Milwaukee Building Trades in the early 1990’s. In our next blog we’ll provide more detail on his bio, as well as how valuable these concepts are to address the… Continue Reading

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The 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle of SIC/NAICS Codes – Part 4 –

The cartoon shows the 2 pieces of Value on Display – the rest of the pieces are the market and what is NOT taught completely and by design to give an organizer or even a market rep the ability to win. Many of those pieces on the table would be the pinch point of the… Continue Reading

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The “Why of the Pinch Point” That Keeps the Building Trades Losing – Part 2 –

Here is the link to Part 1 – Specific Strategies & Tactics for the Building Trades to Win: https://1drv.ms/w/s!AmKOi71GyLcg11WuG__2UPghknwB To understand this “pinch point” is to understand why Value on Display (VOD) is only a TOOL, and why VOD has been such an abject loser to the trades for decades! Put your organizer/market rep/officer hat… Continue Reading

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Compression Zone(s) –

Picture is early development of a Revenue Scatter Chart without any Compression Zone(s) of contractors. These are contractors with 5 million in total revenue in just the service market of a large city in US. Total contractors in this SIC code is just shy of 1,600 contractors. The horizontal line at the bottom of the… Continue Reading

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Riddle me this IP’s – Why do You Call Them Market Development Reps??

Be it military, business, politics, sports, construction et al – success always starts with a written plan. Not a Mission Statement – detailed, specific written plan. Here is a link to the Labor Rising integrated strategies. https://1drv.ms/w/s!AmKOi71GyLcgkRDGsNrLWiSeduGk This Blog will cover Bullet points 3, 4, 5 of the Strategic Organizing Outline above. This section of… Continue Reading

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A Wild Card –

Labor Rising/Labor Combat wasn’t supposed to be around this long. We should have been discredited years ago. However, we did our homework correctly and knew there are BM’s and Building Trades leaders who remain true Unionist! Wild Cards in a broken system. Labor Rising/Labor Combat group are also a Wild Card the Building Trades Internationals… Continue Reading

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