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Non Profit Construction Company Release For Building Trades Labor College

Go to for the links to the 7 CCM documents which will be released starting 9 -27 and over the next 2 weeks. 

A brief history, 23 years ago the Milwaukee Building Trades Council put into place a Non-Profit Construction Management Company called CCM (Complete Construction Management) It was designed, developed and implemented by Brother Brent Emons to combat the construction managers cost/profit as it relates to the total cost of construction.

It was also a marketing tool to get union contractors and union workers on the job. CCM also provided many solutions to the end-users, one of which was no labor disputes on the job. It acted as a PLA for the job. It would be the construction manager of choice for any union pension funded jobs. It was a force to bid public funded jobs of all types. It was fully implemented and up and running and was hated by the for profit construction manager.                                                                                                  Labor College

The concept is viable today. In most Building Trades Councils that @LaborCombat visits, it is the for-profit construction managers that are squeezing the union subs right off the jobs. The “good cop – bad cop” games played between the end-user, construction manager and the general contractor is consistently pitting one union against another; and union vs non-union.                                                                                                        Labor College

Plainly stated is that if we again resurrect this strategy for areas that could use it, the for-profit construction manager’s number goes away. This is the biggest number on the job! The Building Trades immediately become competitive without the for-profits profit.

They, the for profits, are going to hate this, however in a lot of areas throughout the country, this will be/is the only vehicle available to use, to get unions on a job. Many other areas need a competitive tool to market unions and their contractors.                                                                                         Labor College

This is not theory or “what if”, the documents exits intact to provide the platform to move quickly and decidedly to implement CCM. Building Trades Councils can be construction managers if done properly. It thwarts many anti-union initiatives at all state and federal levels! RTW go to hell!

The entire legal framework exists, which is hundreds of legal hour’s necessary for CCM to be viable. Done! They are being made available by Mr. Brent Emons to @LaborCombat to again provide a forceful, real solution to increase market share. We, Labor, can be our own legal non-profit construction manager.

Over the next 2 weeks all parts of the CCM document will be released for your council to review and study.

The CCM document includes, but is not limited too:

Articles of Incorporation

Business Plan and 5 year projection


Meeting Notes 1

Meeting Notes 2

Meeting Notes 3

Stockholders Meeting

Hopefully my Brothers & Sisters will educate themselves to this document and its very real ability to re-establish/gain in market share and kick some ass!

This is the first time this document has been seen in decades and has been reviewed by counsel; it is a potent weapon for those Building Trades Councils aggressive enough to pursue it, with minimal downside risk.                                                                                                   Labor College

The concept was 20 years ahead of its time, now is the time to WIN!

“if you see a good fight – get in it”


Danny L Caliendo

Senior Instructor/Founder

Labor Combat Organizing College





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