Labor Rising Logo
Call (630) 373-0774
danny@LaborRising.com

Tag Archives: Market Share

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

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

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

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

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

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

Building Trades – Painted into a Corner –

For over 2 decades I have watched the sheer frustration and downright anger of the Rank & File regarding the bargaining of a new contract and loss of job opportunities. Many members think that our negotiating team is in the room with the union contractors, when in fact it is the increasing non-union market share… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

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

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Dear Building Trades Presidents –

This is the continuing research by Labor Rising of approximately 483 connected union individuals and groups. It appears that the major end-users are, among other goals, looking to dramatically reduce labor costs in order to increase their profits. They are also working to strategically capture the skills, for pennies on the dollar, of a percentage… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

A “Book Yet To Be Finished” –      

On the Labor Day weekend of 2007, we put down the foundation for a book. As a student of labor history and the past Treasurer of the Illinois Labor History Society, I felt it was important to chronicle the decline of market share in the building trades since 1973 for future tradespersons to reference.  We… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

A Smoking Gun & Game Changer –

If there “ever” is a reason for the Building Trades to re-consider our approach to how we grow market share – and if this report doesn’t provide it – then what the hell are we doing as unions? “S&P released a report on Wednesday that says the widening income gap in the U.S. contributed to… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Solve the Problem Brother Mc Garvey –

This video is about a union owned Construction Management Company which can be owned by the local, state, national building trades and at some levels of our internationals and has been edited and ends before it gets into the specific details.    http://bit.ly/1sDohMg A brief history on a union owned Construction Manager. 23 years ago the… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Who has been Negotiating Your Union Contract?

The anti/non-union has! Now for over a decade I have watched the sheer frustration and downright anger of the Rank & File regarding the bargaining of a new contract. Many members think that our negotiating team is in the room with the union contractors, when in fact it is the increasing non-union market share that… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed