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McGarvey and the IPs with a Nowhere to go Strategy –

Soon after the inauguration leaders of the Building Trades, led by Sean McGarvey, met with President Trump. The video of the leaders’ effusive phase of the Trump meeting will be in scripted on the tombstone of the Trades. “We have a common bond with the President. We come from the same industry. He understands the… Continue Reading

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Work to the Rule for R&F – and – Follow the Money IP’s & Management –

Many great hands that understand this – think of Work to the Rule in Collective Bargaining terms. They are smart to do so. Under Collective Bargaining, much of it, would NOT be “PROTECTED ACTIVITY” under more traditional work to the rule campaigns. Google this term. An education of the Rank & File is underway and… Continue Reading

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Work to the Rule –

This is for those members and agents feed up with being dismissed in most if not all decisions regarding their very own futures, and that of their families and union! As such, this is not for the politicians in the R&F. It is for sober tradespersons to pursue and enforce on the job. It is… Continue Reading

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The Business Roundtable and American Labor –

The Business Roundtable   and   American Labor                                             By J.C. Turner, General President International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO   May 1979       Today I would like to try to do… Continue Reading

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May Day – International Workers’ Day –

For those who post/see the picture attached to this blog of what Labor has done should understand: Labor and more specifically the Trades hasn’t advanced the interest of workers for decades. That we have coasted on the shoulders of giants. That bad ass shirts and stickers can’t do a damn thing to advance workers. That… Continue Reading

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4 Reasons Mc Garvey & Trump are Made for Each Other –

Both use workers to advance issues for themselves! Both exploit workers in the name of business! McGarvey – concessions and business friendly International and Building Trades Agreements on behalf of the BT’s; Trump – demonstrated history of not paying workers and contractors. Both fancy themselves as world class negotiators, just ask them! Both have a… Continue Reading

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Good Morning and Welcome to the Legislative Conference –

The North American Building Trades Conference CAN BE a very good event for the trades “IF” it changes with the circumstances and reflects that in action. Something we are not too good at so far! This year’s conference is unlike previous years’ in that the future for unionized construction is no longer business as usual…. Continue Reading

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Alternative Facts of the Building Trades President Sean Mc Garvey –

Alternate Facts to the max, the Building Trades Sean McGarvey released the statement below. This isn’t “spin” – it is rearranging “FACTS” in a manner to deceive. What is pathetic – is not the Trades BS SPIN, it is that members just accept it. Good ole boy wannabees and mostly men that just go along… Continue Reading

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Why Won’t McGarvey Throw a Change Up –

What’s up with this? Is he afraid? Is he controlled by the management side of construction? Does he lack the ability to read the times and situation? For most of the readers, you understand that when Labor Rising asks these questions; that this and other questions are not only pointed towards the President of the… Continue Reading

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Private Sector/Building Trades Unions Lose 240,000 Jobs in 2016 –

Private sector/Building Trades jobs went down to 10.7% from 11.1% in 2016, per Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 240,000 good paying jobs! A big chuck where retirees, however many where early retirees due to lack of work. Some of the jobs where erased due to technology in construction delivery and modularization; and the trades did… Continue Reading

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