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Tag Archives: Market Share

Brother Mc Garvey: Context Matters –

Flanked by the International President’s Brother Mc Garvey’s Keynote treated market share as trivial and inconsequential to the 3,000 members in attendance. Either that, or he purposefully disrespected the combined state & local building trades leaders and knew they would “go along to get along”. Here is a link to the 2016 Keynote  http://www.bctd.org/Newsroom/Press-Releases-and-Speeches/Speeches/President-McGarvey-Keynote-Address-to-2016-Legisla.aspx  –… Continue Reading

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Unions Irrelevant When it comes to Technology and Social Media –

Get out your smart phones please! Google search (enter your trade – such as plumbing, electrical, painting, etc) contractors in your city. So an example would be hvac contractors in Columbus, Ohio. Overwhelmingly the results for that search will be as follows – directories (Manta, Dex, Yahoo, etc), paid ad words (top and right side… Continue Reading

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Dancing with the Devil –

The Labor Combat/Labor Rising group started their research in September of 2007. In May 2012 we produced our White Paper with a state by state assessment of how that state should proceed with Organizing and the prospects for success. In that White Paper we stated that there exists a 3 to 6 year window for… Continue Reading

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Building Trades Recruitment Project –

The aggressive and full time recruitment of select union Building Trades workers is now in full swing. Firms like Tradesmen International, I Hire Building Trades, Aerotek, Trillium and now several more are actively pursuing our best and most diverse union tradespersons. We have direct information & confirmation from 2 sources; the first source is from… Continue Reading

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The War Within –

Strip away all the talk of the Building Trades Leadership and let’s get to the numbers! This website is Find the Company – reliable info entirely from unions own federally required documents, without any bias either for or against unions. Just comparisons to other unions, started in 1970. http://labor-unions.findthecompany.com/ Scroll down to your International. At… Continue Reading

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Actual Union Building Trades Members on the Job –

This is part 3 of 3 posts. The first part challenged any notion that Value on Display is working as stated at the Washington National Building Trades Conference Keynote address Dominos Not Falling The Building Trades Way Blog – http://laborrising.com/2015/05/dominos-not-falling-the-building-trades-way/ The second part gave our own numbers from 2002 – to today, the top-down/Breslin Era… Continue Reading

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Value on Display Continues to Roll “Snake Eyes”

  “Snake Eyes” is the exact and proper term for Value on Display. According to Oxforddictionaries.com, the North American informal definition of snake eyes is: snake eyes (noun) a throw of two ones with a pair of dice. the worst possible result; a complete lack of success. “his elegant, amusing book sadly came up snake eyes“… Continue Reading

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Sheep, Wolves & Sheepdogs –

In the movie American Sniper – Chris Kyle’s dad teaches his children about the differences of being a sheep, wolf or sheepdog. His father can take peace in knowing that his son was an excellent Sheepdog that protected the troops and adhered to the oath he swore. It reminded me that the Labor Movement was… Continue Reading

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At the Kids Table –

A Brother Tradesperson ask me on Facebook what I thought of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I know as a worker what my response will be along with all the reasons why. I will strive to show him that I understand the subject matter and can speak to it intelligently. I will endeavor to show a… Continue Reading

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Building Trades as a Sales & Marketing Engine –

Brothers & Sister Building Trades – get out your smart phones! Google search qualified and/or licensed (enter your trade) contractors in your city. Overwhelmingly the results for that search will be as follows – paid ad words (top and right side of page highlighted) Directories (not necessarily in this order) – such as (Angie’s List,… Continue Reading

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