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Part 1 – How CURT would destroy the Building Trades –

Information gathering. The Construction Users Round Table (CURT) was established in 2000. As reasonable people in the Building Trades, we consider collaboration and marketing. In contrast, businesses focus on weakness, opportunities and information to be acquired, used and exploited for higher profits. At the root of CURT’s strategy is information gathering. Without this first-hand knowledge… 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 & Arrogance –

Pride in one’s self, their organization & abilities as a leader is absolutely essential to the success as a leader, leading an organization. Pride allows for genuine participation of all members in the union and their value is appreciated and acted upon. Ego in one’s self, their organization & abilities as a leader is a… Continue Reading

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Open Shop Contractors Don’t Sign a CBA Because They Want Too

Historically the “open shop” signs a Collective Bargaining Agreement, a CBA for one of two reasons: They have too, or to Gain access to a market From the beginning of the modern Building Trades or BT, the “open shop” could only get skilled tradespersons from the respective crafts, and the BT had a monopoly on… Continue Reading

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The Blow Up Rat is Not Why We Are Losing Market Share!

Brother J.C. Turner’s white paper, entitled The Business Round Table and American Labor and written in 1979 (http://www.laborcombat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/The-Business-Roundtable-and-American-Labor-2.pdf), provided the Building Trades with a road map of the motivation & strategy that the Business Roundtable was planning & implementing even back then – the total destruction of union construction. LaborCombat’s research this past 5 years,… Continue Reading

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