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The NLC: A Rising Phoenix or Death by Culture?

The potential end of the National Labor College speaks volumes about the AFL-CIO Leadership. In researching the LM-2 of the AFL-CIO it is clear there is a dramatic need for an infusion of cash! With declining overall membership and the respective affiliates focusing inward on their own needs, the need for cash is paramount. Reviewing… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing and the Titanic

No different than the fact that moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic would have not prevented her from sinking, is the likelihood that the current strategies the Building Trades unions have been using –  going to increase market share in this environment. Even when the Captain of the Titanic had the cold North… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing & Follow the Money –

The theatre of making President Obama the republican’s piñata is just that – it defines in public a perception of a Republican agenda.  It is subterfuge to their real agenda. Rhetoric and political theatre masks a very real high stakes poker game of power and greed playing out behind the curtain. Karl Rove’s masterful use… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing & Open Posting to the Building Trades General Presidents –

Dear General Presidents; This is the continuing research by LaborCombat 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 working to strategically capture the skills, for pennies on the dollar, of a… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing & Initiative

It is important that we remember the word initiative to the extent that when initiative is reduced in the Building Trades, our progress as a union will be slowed. The “status quo” & politics is the killer of initiative in the building trades and has now been prevalent for almost 3 decades. Conversely, if we… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing & Selling

For the past 20 years, the Building Trades has endeavored to sell the qualities of union construction. The numbers overwhelmingly show that using selling as a prime strategy to raise market share has not arrested the continued loss of market share – net, over time. What continues to be factored out of the current strategy… Continue Reading

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Union Organizing: 10 Reasons why “Value on Display” isn’t raising Union Market Share

“Big Business” is exactly who is putting the Building Trades out of existence. Every single sourced number measured over time, which is the “net” number, confirms this. Private sector union market share is 6.7 and a little higher in construction. “Big Business” is holding their enemies’ close! Bottom-up, top-down and CBA concessions of all types… Continue Reading

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