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743 Likes/Positive Comments on Using Communication Platforms – 37 Comments Super Pro Gun – 22 Comments on David Hogg and Young Activists –

The Labor Rising post/blog on Monday drew comments that spanned the spectrum of perceptions of the readers. Most of the comments were from the FB Forums we post in. Here is a link to that Blog:  The Entire Building Trades vs. Young Activists Moving an Issue: https://1drv.ms/w/s!AmKOi71GyLcgxx0aJU0XHsmKORKX As of today, 743 comments were either Likes… Continue Reading

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The Entire Building Trades vs. Young Activists Moving an Issue –

David Hogg is a survivor of the Parkland School shooting. He, along with the other survivors, has put more people in the streets and advanced the issue of gun control more in a few weeks than the entire political and public spectrum to date. Contrast that to the Building Trades’ senior leadership which has done… Continue Reading

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Plumbers Protect the Health of the Nation –

Flint – as in Michigan! Lead in the drinking water and the community, public and nation is outraged. Union Plumbers from Local 370 and around the state volunteer thousands of hours in thousands of homes thru-out the community. Unions doing what we do best – our jobs and stepping forward in times of emergencies. You… Continue Reading

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Relevance of the Building Trades in 2016 –

It’s that time again – time when every news program, every website, every newspaper and radio station starts reviewing the past year and looking ahead to what the New Year will bring. As we look back on 2015, we see yet another year of declining market share relevant to the number of total construction jobs… Continue Reading

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Grass Roots Activists – Alive and Growing Everywhere but in the Building Trades –

Even the AFL-CIO which is “Lobbing from the Cheap Seats” is growing active again. However the AFL-CIO may have taken a premature victory lap regarding passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP). The AFL-CIO has approx. 40 million for political activities and lobbing which limits the sophistication needed in these campaigns.  http://labor-unions.findthecompany.com/l/3/American-Federation-of-Labor-And-Congress-of-Industrial-Organzation Compare that with just… 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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ALS IceBucket & Market Development –

During my session of the Labor Rising classes, I devote a good deal of time to discussing the power of social media. While it may seem, on the surface, a way to share pictures of cats and be annoyed by people you haven’t seen in ten years, it is actually one of the most powerful… Continue Reading

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Chef –

A limited release movie, which if you get a chance to watch, provides entertainment and a strong lesson that Building Trades unions can learn from. An extremely skilled and creative chef winds up learning some very hard lessons about social media. Because of his lack of understanding the media, and despite his incredible skills, he… Continue Reading

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Technology is the single most under-utilized asset of the building trades –

Dan Woodman of www.leadinglabor.com is focusing on 4 separate components of technology that aggressively use technology along with our membership, to change the dynamics of market development and organizing. The first is an internal communications platform that connect leadership to membership thru mass texting, mass email and smart phone Apps. This entire platform is done,… Continue Reading

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