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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

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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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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

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