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Consolidation Contraction & Roll-ups – Organizing Part 9 –

As we all know, Value on Display (VOD) as a strategy to improve market share has proven to be a disaster. Every number that can be measured over decades clearly indicates this. VOD has several major weaknesses. Let’s discuss one of the major ones. Consolidation, contraction & roll-ups of companies and contractors. For the last… Continue Reading

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Labor Day – Organizing Part 6 – Recognition and Secondary Activities in the U.S. –

Not a day for those in the trades to continue to play victim – victims who blame laws, rich people and politicians for the demise of labor power. Our Founders dealt with the exact same entities on steroids! Plus, blacklisting, physical threats and, for many, death itself – hence Labor Day or May Day! (Google… Continue Reading

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What You Don’t Know is Done by Design – Part 3 Organizing –

The local/DC organizer/market rep (MR) is under-trained by design. Conversely the trades have gone from organizing to market development to that of recruiting in one generation by design of the IPs! The IPs are using the strategy of VOD, which is not solidarity! It is that of a temp agency. This blog and others will… 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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The Good Ole Boys Building Trades Presidents are Jettisoning the Defined Benefit Pensions –

Value on Display, run by the “good ole boys” club of senior leadership, will be responsible for the demise of the Taft-Hartley multi-employer pension plans in the trades. They have already run market share and organizing into the ground, so why stop there with this abysmal leadership! The “hot potato” of insolvent pensions will be… Continue Reading

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Buckle Up Building Trades on Labor Day –

Every number measurable in every area of the Building Trades has absolutely demonstrated Value on Display to be a huge failure for Building Trades Members, which are rapidly being replaced by employees via recruitment! Who has embraced and benefited from Value on Display are all International Officers and appointees (good ole boys) and construction management… Continue Reading

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McGarvey and the IPs with a Nowhere to go Strategy –

Soon after the inauguration leaders of the Building Trades, led by Sean McGarvey, met with President Trump. The video of the leaders’ effusive phase of the Trump meeting will be in scripted on the tombstone of the Trades. “We have a common bond with the President. We come from the same industry. He understands 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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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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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, due to declining market share. Many members think that our negotiating team is in the room with the union contractors, when in fact… Continue Reading

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