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Tag Archives: Labor Combat

Why Won’t McGarvey Throw a Change Up –

What’s up with this? Is he afraid? Is he controlled by the management side of construction? Does he lack the ability to read the times and situation? For most of the readers, you understand that when Labor Rising asks these questions; that this and other questions are not only pointed towards the President of the… Continue Reading

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Private Sector/Building Trades Unions Lose 240,000 Jobs in 2016 –

Private sector/Building Trades jobs went down to 10.7% from 11.1% in 2016, per Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 240,000 good paying jobs! A big chuck where retirees, however many where early retirees due to lack of work. Some of the jobs where erased due to technology in construction delivery and modularization; and the trades did… Continue Reading

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McGarvey In Way Over His Head With Trump –

President Trump summoned the Building Trades last week for an impromptu meeting. Impromptu for the Trades. However, not for Trump.  Sean McGarvey and the IP’s who were available marched on over to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. First, it is apparent from the demeanor of the trades leadership articulated in the video releases that Sean McGarvey must… Continue Reading

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Women’s March 4.2 Million – Building Trades Activism Zero –

This is not activism on the day of the march. It is the total lack of activism over 3 decades for the trades – ZERO! Women raise 4.2 million first time out! The day after Trump got elected, Teresa Shook of Hawaii posted on Facebook that a protest should be held at the inauguration of… Continue Reading

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The Trades Are Out of Time – Not Even a Bit of Hyperbole

Today is the day we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., champion of the Civil Rights Movement who used labor unrest, measures of civil disobedience, and in the trenches activism to secure Civil Rights for a diverse group of Americans. The Trades don’t have a clue what that looks like, and haven’t for decades with… Continue Reading

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Brother Ed Hills New Year’s Facebook Post –

A Response too: If you’re on Facebook – go to Ed Hill and then see post of New Year’s Eve. The picture is the Haymarket Monument – Labors True Founders! Even thought I was an Ironworker Organizer – the IBEW was instrumental in my organizing development. In 1993 the 6th District opened a spot for… Continue Reading

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Compression Zone(s) – Research, Tactics & Strategy = Winning!

The terms tactic and strategy are often confused: tactics are the actual means used to gain an objective, while strategy is the overall campaign plan, which may involve complex operational patterns, activity, and decision-making that lead to tactical execution. In the last 2 Blogs, we have demonstrated the Labor Rising Strategy & Tactics of winning… Continue Reading

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Compression Zone(s) –

Picture is early development of a Revenue Scatter Chart without any Compression Zone(s) of contractors. These are contractors with 5 million in total revenue in just the service market of a large city in US. Total contractors in this SIC code is just shy of 1,600 contractors. The horizontal line at the bottom of the… Continue Reading

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Riddle me this IP’s – Why do You Call Them Market Development Reps??

Be it military, business, politics, sports, construction et al – success always starts with a written plan. Not a Mission Statement – detailed, specific written plan. Here is a link to the Labor Rising integrated strategies. https://1drv.ms/w/s!AmKOi71GyLcgkRDGsNrLWiSeduGk This Blog will cover Bullet points 3, 4, 5 of the Strategic Organizing Outline above. This section of… Continue Reading

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Building Trades Circumstances Increasingly Black & White –

The pictures is what the Trades once fought against, and improved with our Founders. The trades have not advanced any significant improvements for workers in over 60 years; and have continuously lost market share for the last 25 years “NET”! For over 4 years Labor Rising has written extensively that the International Presidents can be… Continue Reading

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