Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/customer/www/laborrising.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wptouch-pro/core/admin-load.php on line 104
Tech Combat | Labor Rising
Labor Rising Logo
Call (630) 373-0774
danny@LaborRising.com

Tag Archives: Tech Combat

Union Organizing & the 21st Century

“He who defines an issue – wins the issue.” An old but true adage. The Building Trades, with millions of members but poorly organized to work to support each other through structured use of the internet (which is the currency of the 21st Century), have clearly been out flanked by a dedicated anti-union movement. The… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

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

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Organized Labor as a Sales & Marketing Engine –

Brothers & Sister labor unions – get out your i-phones! Google search qualified and/or licensed (enter your trade) contractors in your city. Overwhelmingly the results for that search will be as follows – directories (Manta, Dex, Yahoo, etc.), paid ad words (top and right side of page highlighted) and organic listings (non-paid listings) the ones… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

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

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

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

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

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

Posted in Labor Rising, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Business Roundtable and American Labor

The Business Roundtable and American Labor 2 The Business Roundtable and American Labor A White Paper written by Brother JC Turner, Former General President, International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO 1979. This “must read” document was written in 1979; and should be read by everyone from Building Trades President Sean McGarvey and the Building Trades… Continue Reading

Posted in Labor Rising | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed