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Tag Archives: Market Development

Labor Combat/Labor Rising Numbers Since Inception on 5/6/2012 –

874 Building Trades participants – since inception of Labor Rising/Labor Combat on 5/6/2012 376 total unions, which includes state and local building trades, district councils, and local unions hosting training – with approx. 91 unions using some aspects of the strategies; and 67 unions using the integrated strategies learned day in and day out. We… Continue Reading

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Evaluation of 1,308 Building Trades Websites – You Decide –

We’ve talked a lot about technology – tools that could change how you do things. Today, we’re going to talk about technology you probably already have: websites. Labor Rising has looked under the hood of 1,308 websites, from internationals to locals and even most Labor/Management websites. Almost every local has a website, be it good… Continue Reading

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Michigan IBEW Locals Developing Their Opposition Research Skills –

Tom Stephens from Rochester Research Associates working with the locals from Michigan IBEW. Thank you to the events host, Brother Kraig Lee, BM of IBEW 131 Kalamazoo. Opposition Research is base research on steroids – some internationals have solid research departments for base info that an organizer needs, Opposition Research is in its own world… Continue Reading

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SIC/NAICS CODES –

SAY WUT? SIC/NAICS Codes. Used extensively for decades by government, business, credit, insurance and other entities to structure information. The Building Trades?? Although Organizers with verifiable track records of signing non-union contractors know them exceedingly well. Organizers like Emons, Hollfelder, Moran, Sweeney, Welton, Lucas, White, Hicks and direct peers like them use them as cornerstones for… Continue Reading

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Don’t Have Time To Be “Nice” –

“All of us would be derelict in our duties as leaders, if we did not pursue a strategy of direct engagement and partnership with those corporations and industries that are leading the way in capital construction investments and job creation.” Sean McGarvey Keynote at 69th BT Convention. And since that is not working at all… Continue Reading

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Advancing a CBA with an Impotent Business Plan –

Here is a list outlining what a modern Building Trades union is confronted with and under-prepared in dealing with. The Building Trades solution continues to be using a well-worn failed Value business model in the face of continued loss and substantial market losses. In the upcoming weeks and months Labor Rising will outline solutions which… Continue Reading

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When Will the GP’s Give Brother McGarvey a Winning Keynote?

Brother McGarvey today will have the unenviable task of delivering the National Building Trades keynote address in Washington DC. Unenviable because for not only this year, but every year that Brother Sean has been the President of the Building and Construction Trades Department – he has had to spin market share losses. Here is what… Continue Reading

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D-Day on Building Trades Pensions –

Here is a link to what may be happening today on Capitol Hill regarding the underfunding of our multi-employer defined benefit pensions. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102257137 The number of plans that are reported by the Department of Labor is that more than 600 plans are in “critical or endangered status”. Even with the warm and fuzzy relief of… Continue Reading

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Full Employment – Is Not Increased Market Share –

Since 1973 every time the economy has heated up in construction the Building Trades has lost market share – “net”! This cycle has now been repeated 4/5 times depending on who is keeping the numbers. Many of our leaders have been thru this a few times and appear content to do it yet again. This… 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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