Labor Rising Logo
Call (630) 373-0774

Grey Hair and Technology – #TechCombat – Labor College

#TechCombat will take the weak web assets that are currently being used; and turn them into a powerful and aggressive platform that will substantially raise market share. We as Building Trades members will negotiate our future CBA more along the lines of the massive social signals we collectively have – than the skills we bring to the job.               Labor College

If you’ve been following LaborCombat™ you already know we’re making large strides in reclaiming the movement of labor in the building trades – and that we’re putting technology at the forefront of the movement. So far we’ve had our first 7 classes – 5 Skirmish level classes, which are our classes recommended for newer organizers, and 2 Special Ops classes, which are our classes recommended for more experienced organizers. The composite overview has been a 3.75 out of 4 – our students love what we’re doing and more they’re walking away with actionable strategies for rapid growth in market share. Now that the word has gotten out Labor College, which is our Facebook page ( is up to 260 likes, and our website is over 400 likes; the phone is busy, and the e-mail box is always full. So we released 3 more classes – 3 at the Skirmish level and 1 at the Special Ops level – you can check out for details on the new classes.

Anyways, you get the picture. LaborCombat™ adds a ton of value and we’re having a great time doing it. It’s a blast watching the reaction of our organizers when they hear about TechCombat™ and how technology will be at the forefront of recapturing our market share. Everyone gets the new value proposition TechCombat™ brings. The only question we’re getting is why we haven’t heard about this until now. Our TechCombat™ consultants don’t really have the answer as to why this is such a new idea to unions – they’ve been doing this for clients since the Internet became. So our organizers sit there scratching their, often grey, hair – a little pissed, but mostly primed and ready to take action.                                      Labor College

See I’m a grey hair as well and the more time I spend with these graduate students and high technology consultants the more I realize the chasm between what we know and what they know in regards to technology is huge. It’s the size of theGrand Canyon. If you’ve looked across the Grand Canyonyou can appreciate the distance I’m referring to. They grew up with this stuff. To them its second nature and when you combine that with a formal business education, years of experience performing for clients, and LaborCombat™ you get TechCombat™.                                                                                         Labor College

When the first graduate student and I crafted the strategy behind TechCombat™ I got a little carried away with my research – I’ve been known to do that with research – it’s my nature. I had to know the current situation and how unions were using technology. I spent days, no months on my computer – or as the grad students call it, my machine. Anyways, I visited over 1400 building trades union websites. Brothers and sisters, it wasn’t good. It’s no one’s fault. The Internet has fundamentally changed the way our markets work. The change is still fairly new in the grand scheme of things but it’s clear we do need help. The good news is we now have a solution that’s simple to understand and we have professionals who can deliver results. Our TechCombat™ consultants are hard core. They have tons of case studies and examples on their ability to deliver results.

The best part of all this is how powerful it is for unions. TechCombat™ leverages a dormant core competency unions already maintain for increased member hours and a new value proposition which leads to rapid growth in market share. It produces bottom line results for our contractors which means they happily stay, more it makes bringing on non-union contractors a whole new ball game. A ball game where we can start from the top with proposals that make sense for their bottom lines. Brothers and sisters, pinch yourself this is not a dream. It’s a gift that’s been long over due.


”if you see a good fight – get in it”


Danny L Caliendo

Labor Combat Organizing College – Like us on Facebook – Follow us on Twitter




This entry was posted in Labor Rising. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.