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Organizer or Fraud –

Before we get into Labor Rising’s Part 3 discussion about the trades’ multi-decade losing streak & how to change it, I will respond to the numerous requests I’ve received through the years to provide some accounts of my direct organizing experiences and campaigns – some good campaigns and some not so good. Here is a… Continue Reading

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The International Presidents of the Trades Have Given Themselves Up – Labor Leaders They Are Not – Not For a Long Time!

Labor Rising did not forget about part 3 on how the trades can quit losing market share & become a MOVEMENT again! However, we have been very busy these last few months with unions and Building Trades Councils around the U.S. Those leaders may take flack for working with Labor Rising, but they know the… Continue Reading

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Twitter Overview Video – Social Media 101 –

101 from the perspective of “POTENTIAL UNION POWER” which now sits untapped. Consider Twitter as digital word of mouth on steroids in the 21st century. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAP8s5QgkrY 101 from the perspective that we as the Rank & File don’t need to be social media experts and/or have big $$$ to leverage our numbers to significantly impact… Continue Reading

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2014 – Cookie Cutter Culture –

“Culture eats strategy over breakfast,” said Peter Drucker, and it is only when you fully understand what this means, that you’ll lead a successful company (union). So what chairs do all officers & members sit in? At union meetings, at executive board meetings, at fund meetings, at building trades meetings, at district council meetings –… 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. Many members think that our negotiating team is in the room with the union contractors, when in fact it is the increasing non-union market share… Continue Reading

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The AFL-CIO – Victims or Warriors?

Thursday November 13, 2014 was a night of expectations of what was hoped would be a spirited discussion by a panel lead by AFL-CIO President Trumka entitled – Whither the Labor Movement? The Future of American Labor Unions. It was held by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics – which was home to free… Continue Reading

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Technology – The Younger Members Will Lead the Way –

Labor Rising & Leading Labor will take the weak technology that currently exist; and turn it into a powerful and aggressive platform that will substantially raise market share; and the younger members will lead the way. We as Building Trades members will negotiate our future CBA more along the lines of the massive social signals… Continue Reading

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Moneyball – Safety 

What do the numbers say regarding Safety as a value added proposition?With regard to safety – this is an area of both Shifting Sand and Quicksand to our unions and our union contractors which has evolved over the past 20 plus years. Labor-Management have aggressively pursued safety and the culture of safety from the owner… Continue Reading

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Moneyball & Training –

What do the numbers say and do we listen to them as Billy Beane did, and in doing so changed the entire culture of baseball? Do we continue to advance a value proposition with regard to training in the face of these bullet points? Since the 08/09 market crash many union contractors who looked like… Continue Reading

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Dear Building Trades Presidents –

This is the continuing research by Labor Rising of approximately 483 connected union individuals and groups. It appears that the major end-users are, among other goals, looking to dramatically reduce labor costs in order to increase their profits. They are also working to strategically capture the skills, for pennies on the dollar, of a percentage… Continue Reading

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