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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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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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The Infamous “They” the Building Trades Presidents Bow Down Too – Organizing Part 7 –

The Infamous “They” the Building Trades Presidents Bow Down Too – Organizing Part 7 –

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Building Trades Members, their Skills & Contractors are Being Transferred by Design 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 the statement above. Value on Display has opened the flood-gates to the developed strategy listed next to each bullet point below by the non/anti-union. Why? Because the trades WILL NOT impose… 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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Are Most of the Building Trades Market Share Losses Self Inflicted?

Here is the abbreviated history of that statement. In 1973 the US was hit with the Oil Embargo which started in October of 1973. Construction came to a complete stand still for several years and paralleled very strongly the shutdown of construction following the 2008, 4th quarter meltdown and subsequent major recession. According to the… Continue Reading

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Dominos Not Falling The Building Trades Way –

A week after the Keynote by Brother Sean Mc Garvey speaking at the National Building Trades conference, reality confronts his speech & strategies. Understand that Brother Sean reflects the General President’s vision, or rather their continued misplaced confidence of the wholly failed strategy of Value on Display. Perhaps new General Presidents Rigmaiden, Sellers & Dean… Continue Reading

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The Business Roundtable/CURT a Systematic Destruction of Labor –

Labor Rising’s work builds upon the work and understanding of the Business Roundtable by J.C.Turner, General President – International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO and his paper titled “The Business Roundtable and American Labor”; May 1979. It gave the Building Trades a roadmap of what to expect should we not heed his counsel on business… Continue Reading

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