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It Was Eminent – Warren Buffett as Chief Disruptor for Modular Construction –

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway goes “all in” with tens of millions of dollars to bring modular construction into the mainstream of construction within 10 years. Labor Rising would like to thank Brother CD for tracking this for 2 years. It is with his research & guidance that we wrote the blogs on OS2, modulization… Continue Reading

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Attack an Ambush or Lose –

Vertical agreements in the Building Trades often are an ambush to control the jurisdiction of a job and perhaps then a market in construction. One trade in particular feels entitled to do whatever they want – whenever its suits them and their management counterparts. The Carpenters are entangled in vertical agreements for their very own… Continue Reading

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55 Belair Coupe (construction today) & 2021 C8 ZO6 (construction in the OS2 era) –

Yes, Brothers & Sisters – that dramatic of a change is here with OS2 (operating system 2)! It will not be 60 years from now. OS2 is being implemented now and will be mainstream by the middle of this decade for most construction companies and for a couple of sectors – end of this decade…. Continue Reading

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Labor Secretary Marty Walsh & Prairie Dog OS2 –

Brother Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, just could not be a better pick for Labor Secretary! I like Bernie, but Walsh is better. I really like Sara Nelson, but Walsh is better – especially for the trades. Here we have to use the word BUT: But the trades are in for a transformation of the… Continue Reading

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OS2 & The Building Trades – The Final Nail In the Coffin – A Primer –

OS2 is Operating System 2, which is the first true wholesale change for North American top tier construction users and construction management regarding bidding & securing those bids along with operations. CURT (Construction Users Roundtable) and CII (Construction Industry Institute) have formed Prairie Dog. Prairie Dog’s mission is to implement OS2 for all construction related… Continue Reading

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Biden Win + Value on Display = Loss of Market Share

Our Building Trades International Presidents are part of the Biden Transition team once President Elect Biden becomes President Biden. Perhaps in another era this would be a good thing – but not in today’s environment. Why? Because they bring nothing to the table except need after need. These IPs play the victim game, looking for… Continue Reading

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Will any International VP Fall Out of Line? Hell No! So Then What…

…. elect one not chosen by the status quo as next in line! You are organizers – mostly ex-organizers. As you built out your respective markets & Compression Zones, every one of you know what kind of pushback you received when you tried to implement the actions required to win. You know how intermediate and… Continue Reading

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Hey International Vice-Presidents – Time to Fall Out of Line –

Note: this blog may be disjointed to many and covers a huge amount of info in 1,500 words. Our blogs are for hard core organizers and activists’ members. The future of the trades, by and large, rests with you. The General Executive Councils (GEC) of the respective trades have the power to change the trajectory… Continue Reading

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“… the end of the beginning”

“It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” ~ Winston Churchill WW II Election Day is tomorrow and if anyone thinks the issue of national & state leadership will be settled – well snap out of it because it will not! Thanks to a complete… Continue Reading

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The Building Trades International Presidents are Hiding in the Back Row –

Just like when we come in late to work, church or any event we duck into the back row, our Building Trades International Presidents continue to hide in the back row of workers’ lives in North American. They “hope and pray” for infrastructure legislation, pension bailouts, a retreat in RTW laws, along with a host… Continue Reading

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