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The IP’s Don’t Have the Courage to be a Labor Movement –

Samuel Gompers, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, Rosa Parks, Lady in White, A. Philip Randolph, Frances Perkins, John L. Lewis, Cesar Chavez, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams, Florence Kelley, et al. MOVEMENT – something you are a part of that you may never see the benefits of! It is greater than you!… Continue Reading

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12 Reasons Why IBEW IP Stephenson et al are Going in the Wrong Direction in Advancing the Trades Thru Membership Development as a Primary Strategy –

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_Huerta 12 Reasons Why IBEW IP Stephenson et al are Going in the Wrong Direction in Advancing the Trades Thru Membership Development as a Primary Strategy – In the IBEW Hour Power International President’s Message: A Pew Research study was cited, here is the link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxAgYY7ZN7U&feature=youtu.be while optimistic about the favorability of a “UNION”… Continue Reading

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True Union Organizing & The Dow @ 26,000 –

The strong correlation between the rich getting richer and the decline of Organized Labor has been evident across all sectors for the past 30 plus years. In our capitalist society, the balance between labor, management and government is needed to ensure that all have a seat at the table. Management serves a mindless piece of… Continue Reading

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Buckle Up Building Trades on Labor Day –

Every number measurable in every area of the Building Trades has absolutely demonstrated Value on Display to be a huge failure for Building Trades Members, which are rapidly being replaced by employees via recruitment! Who has embraced and benefited from Value on Display are all International Officers and appointees (good ole boys) and construction management… Continue Reading

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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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6 Reasons Why Internationals Presidents Want to be Organizations and not Movements –

See who the women in the picture is at the end of the blog – Controlling employees is much easier than controlling members. Employees do what they are told, have a job, and think about themselves. A member belongs to a Movement that lifts the standards for all workers. They don’t have a job, they… Continue Reading

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Lesson’s Not Learned by New Crop of International Presidents –

A return of “bottom-up” organizing is now underway by a few trades. Blitzes of workers and select market contractors in several states. What it is – is a recruitment blitz, under the guise of organizing. There may be a few traditional bottom-up campaigns that develop and file for NLRB elections. We’ll see. It is mobilization… 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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