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Joe Cadwell, President of the NW Carpenters Union, delivers valuable content designed to better the lives of both union and non-union workers. Through interview based conversations with industry experts joe will help you develop blue collar pride and gain greater insight on how to better understand, value and protect your craft and livelihood.
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Work is tough, and for sure you got to be tough to be in construction.But having issues on the job that aren’t directly related to the challenges of being a professional trades person can definitely make for some long days and foster low morale. Sound familiar? Maybe you’re dealing with issues on your jobsite right now?Being asked regularly to work through your scheduled breaks? Job shack or porta-johns not up to speed? Concerns with your pay?For many union members, especially new members, or apprentices, dealing with these issues head on and by themselves may be out of their comfort zone. So what do you? Contact your council rep?Sure, that’s an option, but calling in the big guns shouldn’t always be your first choice.How about looking into the contract yourself? See what it says?Well, that’s a possibility, but I’ll be the first one to admit that contract language can sometimes be confusing and filled with ambiguity making them difficult to decipher and understand.So where do you turn?Well, in this episode of Grit NW we’ll look into the role and responsibilities of union stewards on the job, and why they are so important in keeping a worksite running smoothly.Hi, I’m Joe Cadwell, the writer producer and host of Grit NW and today I talk with Council Rep and local 70 member Paul Galovin. Paul is a steward advocate and trainer, and he is going to help us understand what rank-and-file members take on when they step up to the union steward position. Well learn what personality traits make a good steward and how they develop the skills necessary to become effective jobsite organizers, negotiators, counselors, peacemakers and guardians of our contracts.This episode is part of my effort to recognize opportunities within our organization for members to step-up and take ownership of their union and their future.NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWGrit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/ NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
In this episode I look into the role and responsibilities of the Union Delegate.Delegates are elected by the members, to represent their local union at the regional level, and play an important role in shaping the direction of the union.Delegates bring forward, and vote on decisions that can affect the lives and livelihoods of their constituents and their families. These decisions include operating budgets, organizing direction, and political endorsements.Delegates are also responsible for electing the Executive Committee members, including the Executive Secretary-Treasurer or EST, the President, and the Vice-President. The role of delegate is hugely important in any well-functioning organization and today I have the pleasure of speaking with NW Carpenters representative, local 146 member and union delegate Don Stover.Hi, I’m Joe Cadwell the writer, producer and host of Grit NW. I am also President of the NW Carpenters Union and I can speak from personal experience the value in working closely with councils’ delegates to affect positive change for our members.We’ll start today’s conversation by learning what Don feels he has gained since being elected to the position and more importantly what he has been able to give back.Next, we will discuss, what qualities Don feels a delegate needs to have to be effective in their roll. Later we will look at the responsibilities of a delegate and how the decisions they make can have huge repercussions on the operation of our crafts. And we will wrap up our conversation by giving you the information you need if you are interested in becoming a leader in our union by running for the office of delegate.This episode is part of my effort to recognize opportunities within our organization for members to step-up and take ownership of their union and their future.NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWGrit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/ NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
The Show NotesNW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWGrit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/ NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.
The Show NotesUBC ICRA Training Informationhttps://www.carpenters.org/icra-health-care-construction/NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Northwest Carpenters Institutehttps://www.nwci.org/Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institutehttp://www.pnci.orgJoin Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7Grit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?https://twitter.com/GritNwAnd if you haven’t already done so please write a review on Apple Podcast.It will help others find the show. (which I personally feel is important)Seriously, do this. It only takes a minute (okay probably 5 or 6, whatever)And while I can't promise you any more good karma points, you can at least  feelsatisfied about writing something  that  billions of people might read.Now that's really cool.  NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.
Brand recognition is hugely important in developing trust and allegiance to products, teams, and organizations. Brand logos can offer visual markers, that trigger emotional responses buried deep in our subconscious. Advertising agencies understand this and literally capitalize on our inherent desire to identify with merchandise, services or even other like-minded individuals who sport the same brand. Don’t believe me? Try this, close your eyes, unless you’re driving that is, and picture what first comes to mind when I say the word…. McDonalds. Well, if your anything like me you see the golden arches. How about Nike? See that iconic swoosh? Yep, me too.Now try… Target. There it is, the red bullseye. The name is, literally the logo.This mental imagery can greatly influence your decisions and emotions and is the reason savvy organizations from sports teams to corporations put so much emphasis on getting the right look for their logo.For unions curating brand recognition in the form of t-shirt’s, hats and stickers can pay off in many ways including member pride, solidarity, and allegiance.This is especially important for unions because our ability to identify with and gather strength from our fellow brother and sister carpenters is crucial for our ability to grow and prosper.On todays show I’ll be talking with Greg Mooseker from the Frank Doolittle Company, based in Bellevue, Washington. Frank Doolittle has been in the business of providing Union and USA made products with custom designs to organizations across America and Canada for over 30 years.In this episode you will hear what goes into the design and manufacturing of brand worthy logos and how the Union employees of this NW business go above and beyond to meet their customers’ expectations.The Show NotesThe Frank Doolittle Companyhttps://www.frankdoolittle.com/NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWGrit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/ NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
Welcome to Carpenter Stories. I’m Joe Cadwell, the writer, producer and host of the show and I am proud to bring you this special series within the Grit NW podcast.Carpenter Stories will introduce you to individuals whose lives have been bettered after finding a career as a professional tradesperson in the UBC.On today’s show I have the pleasure to speak with Jimmy Jones, retired Journeyman carpenter, and member of the local 271. I met Jim a few years ago and have admired his positive attitude and can-do spirit. Jim exemplifies what someone in the trades can achieve through hard work, tenacity, and ability to grow and change with the industry.We’ll start our conversation by learning why Jim decided to leave Oregon State University where he was working on a degree in forest engineering to become a full-time carpenter. Next, we’ll hear some of the challenges and biases he encountered on the job that stemmed from his not going through a recognized union apprenticeship. Later Jim will tell us about his time spent as a Job Corp instructor and how he feels his career came full circle when he was able to give back and share the knowledge and insight he had acquired over the years in the trades.And we’ll finish our conversation when I ask Jim to answer 3 questions designed to give guidance and direction to anyone interested in becoming a professional trades person.This is a great episode full of humor and stories that you won’t want to miss.So, sit back, and enjoy Jimmy Jones, Carpenter Story.The Show NotesUBC Job Corp Informationhttps://www.carpenters.org/job-corps/NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWGrit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/ NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
 Welcome to Fight Club the, call to action’ segment within Grit Northwest. I’m Joe Cadwell the writer, producer and host of the show and I built Fight Club to educate and motivate you to fight back against attacks on your right as a Union Carpenter to provide for yourself and your family. My guest today is Derek Hitt, NW Carpenters Union rep and member of Local 82 in Great Falls, Montana.On the show today we talk about the recent defeat of the Right to Work bill that hit the house floor in Helena, a mere 4 months after losing the labor friendly backing we had in the state capitol after last Novembers election. This bill, if passed would have seriously jeopardized the ability of unionized workers to provide for themselves and their families, and was pushed onto Montana’s working class by deep pocketed out of state corporate interest intent on destroying unions.It’s the latest attack on organized labor in our region and it surely won’t be the last.  Fortunately,  UBC Carpenters rose to the challenge and joined forces with other trades to rally at the state capitol and sent lawmakers a strong message that Right to Work has no place in their home.RTW legislation is wrong for workers no matter where you live, and today we are going to hear how to fight back against it!!The Show NotesNW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWGrit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/ NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
Welcome to Stolen, a special series within the Grit Podcast that will investigate Tax Fraud, Wage Theft, and Misclassification in the Construction industry.Hi, I’m Joe Cadwell President of the NW Carpenters Union and host of the show, and I am proud to bring you this new series built to expose these greed driven crimes and give you the tools needed to fight back against them.To do this I will be talking with labor industry professionals who work to bring cheating contractors to justice. Together we will breakdown this complex issue to learn how this bane of the building trades affects the well-being of our unions, our contractors, and our communities.Along the way we will deconstruct case files and complaints that workers have brought against the cheating contractors who lurk in the underground economy. In true crime fashion, a lot of these stories have twists and turns that you got to hear to believe. In the months to come, I look forward to bringing to light the tactics used by unscrupulous operators who manipulate the system to put more money into their pockets while jeopardizing our ability to provide for ourselves and our families.It’s a known fact that one-in-five construction workers are intentionally misclassified by cheating contractors. This corruption results in losses of over $8.4 billion dollars a year in lost tax revenue and denies honest contractors who play by the rules and the workers they employ opportunities to excel and grow financially.To be clear, this is not about the workers skipping out on paying their fair share, this is about dishonest employers intentionally cheating the American taxpayer and the working middle class to fatten their bank accounts.My guests today are Jeanette Aranda and Ashley Harrison. Jeanette is the Labor Compliance Manager for NW Carpenters and Ashley is an Investigator with the City of Seattle, Office of Labor Standards.Also joining the conversation is friend of the show, Matt Swanson, the Political Director of the NW Carpenters’ Union.In this kickoff episode we will be discussing the nuts and bolts of wage theft, and the power of our unions working in partnership with local government agencies to go after crooked contractors, and how this collaboration benefits our members and the community-at-large. Show NotesUBC Tax Fraud Websitehttps://stoptaxfraud.net/STAY INFORMEDStopTaxFraud on Facebook & Twitter and ‘Stop Tax Fraud’ on YouTubeNW Carpenters Websitehttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/City of Seattle Office of Labor Compliancehttps://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards/ordinancesJoin Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7 NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
On this episode we will be taking about money, or more importantly how to maximize its growth potential through adopting sensible lifestyle and finance management planning strategies.Whether you’re a first term apprentice, a seasoned carpenter or someone nearing retirement age it’s never too early or too late to learn how to better secure a solid financial future for yourself and your family.To help us do this, I have invited, Patrick Town the Executive Director of Union Home Plus a Seattle based company dedicated to ensuring Washington state union employees have access to the safest, most cost-effective resources to buy, sell or finance their home.Joining us as well is Johnny Flavin, owner, founder and principal advisor from Aspire Capitol, also based in Seattle. Johnny’s company is committed to helping individuals, plan, manage and work towards their financial goals.As we know, a pre-pandemic boom in construction led many, especially those new to the trades, to develop a false sense of security when it came to steady employment and the seemingly never-ending stream of cash it provided. This dream state changed quickly into a horrible nightmare for many, when they saw their hours slashed were laid off or even had their entire industry shut down, as in the case of our Trade Show brothers and sisters.This recent experience illustrates how quickly circumstances can change and why being without a solid financial plan, which focuses on long, short, and mid-range budgeting goals is not an option.This episode is packed full of simple and straight forward information to help you take ownership of your financial future and empower you to take action. Show NotesUnion Home Plus Websitehttps://unionhomeplus.org/Aspire Capitol Advisorshttps://investwithaspire.com//Qualstar Credit Union Finance Tools Pagehttps://www.qualstarcu.com/tips-and-tools/calculatorsNW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWGrit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/ NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
Dust for Blood

Dust for Blood

2021-04-0521:37

On today’s episode we will meet labor attorney, member of Teamster’s Local 810 in New York City and  author, Mark Torres.Mark’s latest book, Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood, chronicles the plight of thousands of poverty stricken migrant workers lured to the agricultural fields of New York State for decades with the promise of good wages and decent housing. Once there, they were preyed upon by corrupt camp operators who often cheated them out of pay and housed them in deadly slum like conditions. Dust for Blood, shines a harsh light onto what atrocities greed, a failure of government oversight, and the blatant disrespect for the working class can produce. Marks in-depth investigation into the sordid history of these camps begins in the 1940’s during the massive labor shortage created in America by the 2nd world war. It then follows the arc of human tragedy and suffering for those who worked in these dour camps, providing the food for our nation. The book focuses in on the peak years of the 50’s and 60’s and then tracks their steady decline in the decades that followed.Packed with personal accounts of the hardships faced by the un-represented, his book serves as a cautionary tale for those who feel the need for organized labor unions have passed.Dust for Blood is published by The History Press and is available in paperback now for purchase. Show NotesMark Torres Websitehttp://www.marktorresauthor.com/about-the-author.htmlThe History Press - Acadia Publishinghttps://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467147842Amazon Link for Dust for Bloodhttps://www.amazon.com/Long-Island-Migrant-Labor-Camps/dp/1467147842/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=dust+for+blood&qid=1617461655&sr=8-1NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWAnd if you haven’t already done so please write a review on Apple Podcast.It will help others find the show. (which I personally feel is important)Seriously, do this. It only takes a minute (okay probably 5 or 6, whatever) NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
Warning!!!Tihsllub spoken  backwards may be offensive to some. Listener discretion is advised.is From the country that brought us Volvo Automobiles, IKEA, and 70’s pop sensation Abba comes a revolutionary new technology that is about to turn the construction industry inside out and upside down. Tihsllub Industries, innovators of self-drive nano technology, based in Gavle, Sweden, have made a massive impact on Europe’s construction industry in recent years with their self-driving screws and self-hammering nails and they are now preparing to cross the pond in an effort to capture the American market and irreversibly change the face of Carpentry.Haven’t heard much Tihsllub on your jobsite yet? Consider yourself lucky. In Europe it’s everywhere, in fact you can’t walk 3.3 meters without stepping into a conversation full of it. Having recently witnessed this incredible stride in what was once considered impossible,  I must say I am awed, amazed and somewhat concerned for what this means for our professional trades people.So just what is Tihslubb? https://sites.google.com/view/hjalpcenter/home?authuser=0In this special edition of Grit NW, we will find out. Hi, I’m Joe Cadwell,  host of the show and today I will dig deep into Tihslubb in an attempt to uncover the past, present and future of this game changing technology, and determine for myself whether this space age advancement can truly upend the commercial construction world. To do so I will be interviewing the CEO of Tihsllub Industries, Steppin Tihslubb. Incredible Tihsllub Nano Self-Drive Technology at work video!!https://youtu.be/TF1OY2fc3l0Visit Tihsllub Industries most unusual website here.https://sites.google.com/view/hjalpcenter/home?authuser=0Introduction to Swedenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_7yPocGPgGavle Sweden - Things to dohttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g189825-Gavle_Gavleborg_County_Midnight_Sun_Coast-Vacations.htmlSwedish Midsommar Informationalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ZLpGOOA1Q IKEAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPwYklV2z6cVolvohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jveooeE01Y4ABBAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr3L9KHcuus April Fools Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhVCTkpVX2Y NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.Tihsllub Industries - Gavle Sweden Innovators of self-drive nano technology construction fasteners, coming soon to America!!
Today I talk with nationally recognized public speaker, lifelong worker rights activist and friend of the show Mark McDermott. We’ll open todays conversation by learning about Marks efforts to combat the war of misinformation that is being waged daily in American in order to undermine our faith in the democratic process as well as deter union members from electing government officials that truly understand and value what organized labor unions provided for this country. Next, well investigate the origins and tools of misinformation campaigns and why they have proven to be so effective in manipulating not only the minds of the masses, but their emotions as well. Later we’ll dive into why it is so easy to push facts aside when you are passionately invested in something and how important it is to rely on reputable sources with proven track records when doing your fact checking.  And we’ll end our conversation by understanding the importance of having respectful, thoughtful and caring discussion when talking with others who have viewpoints different than your own. And how this investment can help build the bridges needed to better all of our lives as union workers.The Show NotesMark McDermotthttp://www.markmmcdermott.com/NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7Grit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!https://twitter.com/GritNw NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.Tihsllub Industries - Gavle Sweden Innovators of self-drive nano technology construction fasteners, coming soon to America!!
Welcome to another episode of The Spotlight, a special segment inside the Grit NW Podcast.I’m Joe Cadwell the writer, producer and host of the show and in today’s episode we will focus on the highly valued trade skill of welding.Though typically not the first thing you think of when you imagine carpenters at work, welding it is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing trends in the commercial construction industry. To help us better understand why this is, I have invited Will Barnes the lead welding instructor at the Pacific Northwest Carpenter Institute, in Portland Oregon to talk with me today.We’ll start our conversation by learning why this particular skill is now more than ever in such high demand and we will learn about the significant investment PNCI has made in order to meet the needs of our regional union contractors.Next, we will investigate some of the common key mental attributes proficient welders possess and how these separate them from the average hobby enthusiast.Later we’ll discuss the various types of projects our Carpenters, EIS specialist, Pile Drivers and Millwrights use their welding skills on. And we’ll discover what challenges they face when taking the techniques and procedures perfected in the weld lab to the less-than-ideal world of an average jobsite.And we’ll wrap up our conversation by giving you the information you need to work towards adding this highly valuable skill to your arsenal.The Show NotesNW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/PNCI.orghttp://www.pnci.orgNWCIhttps://www.nwci.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcast NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
Welcome to another episode of The Spotlight, a special segment inside the Grit NW Podcast where we acknowledge those programs that promote the visibility of blue-collar jobs in the commercial construction industry as a first-choice career alternative to the oversold notion that the only way to financial and professional success and security is with a college degree.On today’s show we will talk about Career Connections, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters program designed to fill the void left by the removal of shop class in many high school’s and middle schools’ curriculum.  To help us understand this valuable and increasingly important connection to the craft skills needed to build and maintain our nation’s infrastructure and wealth, we have Meg Kilmer from the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, and Riley McCauley from the Northwest Carpenters Union. We’ll start our conversation by learning what the Career Connections program is and how the UBC designed it to meet the ever-increasing demand for the skilled workforce of tomorrow.Next, we will look into how easily the curriculum can be adopted by schools without an established vocational education program, to inspire their students to develop the life skills needed to be successful, regardless of what career path they choose.We will then discuss the merit’s of working with your hands and how the challenges of construction not only test you physically but cognitively as well as when doing complex layout, measurements, and design/build projects.Later we will look at how a Career Connections certification can fast track your entry into a pre-apprentice program and what it means to have tangible results upon completion of the course.And we will wrap up our discussion where you can find out more about Career Connections and how you or someone you know can find a satisfying, and financially rewarding career as a professional carpenter. The Show NotesUBC Career Connections Program Informationhttps://www.citfcareerconnections.org/program-overviewhttps://www.carpenters.org/citf-training/citf-training-programs/career-connections/NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/PNCI.orghttp://www.pnci.orgNWCIhttps://www.nwci.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcast NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
Today I interview the CEO of Windy City Equipment Service, former Hollywood stuntman, podcast host and author of, Blue is the New White - The Best Path to Success, No one told you about- Until Now, Josh Zolin.  https://blueisthenewwhite.com/Last month on the show, I aired a two-part series where I was the guest on Josh’s podcast, Blue is the New White. Now the microphones are turned, and Josh will be sharing with us the lessons he learned on how to find success working in the trades. We’ll start todays conversation by learning why Josh walked away from an exciting career as a professional stuntman to help his father build and grow a successful multi-state equipment service company with over 50 employees. Next, well look into what inspired Josh to write his book and why he feels the notion that having a college degree is the only path to economic success, security and happiness, is an oversold illusion. Josh will later tell us what attributes and skills he feels are necessary to be competitive in the trades. And we will end our conversation when we find out how Josh’s defines success as a blue-collar worker. The Show NotesBlue is the New White - The Best Path to Success, No one told you about- Until Nowhttps://blueisthenewwhite.com/NW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7Grit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!https://twitter.com/GritNw NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
The Show NotesNW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7Grit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio/ Podcast Network.https://www.laborradionetwork.org/For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at https://twitter.com/GritNw NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
Welcome to Fight Club. Fight Club is the, call to action’ segment within Grit Northwest. It’s built to educate and motivate you to protect your ability as a Union Carpenter to provide for yourself and your family. Fight Club is not for excuse makers or finger pointers. If standing proud, with your brothers and sisters to protect what’s ours is not your cup of tea, you can stop listening now.Fight Club members care about their careers and aren’t afraid to take action to protect it. They don’t assume or expect someone else to do the heavy lifting needed to strengthen their union and better their lives. Fight Club members roll up their sleeves and get involved, they understand and appreciate that a union is only as strong as its members. We’re ready to fight for what we believe in. ……….. Are you?Our guest today are Megan Bloch and Jeff Thorson from the Northwest Carpenters Union. In today’s episode we will discuss the upcoming 2021 contract negotiations, the science and psychology behind crafting an effective member survey and the importance of membership engagement in achieving the wage and benefit agreements that are in alignment with our members expectations.The Show NotesNW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7Grit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!! https://twitter.com/GritNw NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
fire·side chat/ˈfī(ə)rˌsīd CHat/nounan informal conversation.USone of a series of radio broadcasts made by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the nation, beginning in 1933.The Show NotesJoin Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7Grit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWNW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/PNCI.orghttp://www.pnci.orgAnd if you haven’t already done so please write a review on Apple Podcast.It will help others find the show. (which I personally feel is important)Seriously, do this. It only takes a minute (okay probably 5 or 6, whatever)And while I can't promise you any more good karma points, you can at least  feelsatisfied about writing something  that  billions of people might read.Now that's really cool.  NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.
In today's episode I continue my conversation with Josh Zolin for his podcast Blue is the New White. Josh is the author of Blue is the New White - The Best Path to Success No One Told You About - Until NowJosh and I delve deeper into our thoughts on leadership, personal accountability and what it takes to be a mentor.We later get into what it takes to make a successful career in the trades.This is part  two of a two part series.To hear more personal accounts of people finding lucrative and satisfying careers in the trades, be sure to check out the Blue is the New White podcast on Spotify or in your favorite podcast directory.The Show NotesFor more about Josh, his book and his podcast click herehttps://blueisthenewwhite.com/Join Grit NW Nation here:(could this be any easier?)https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7Grit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Networkhttps://www.laborradionetwork.org/For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an  email to:GritNW@gmail.comYou can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise:https://Buildnw.org/podcastGrit NW is now on the Twitter!!  How cool is that, right?Check us out at @GritNWNW Carpenters Unionhttps://www.nwcarpenters.org/PNCI.orghttp://www.pnci.orgAnd if you haven’t already done so please write a review on Apple Podcast.It will help others find the show. (which I personally feel is important)Seriously, do this. It only takes a minute (okay probably 5 or 6, whatever)And while I can't promise you any more good karma points, you can at least  feelsatisfied about writing something  that  billions of people might read.Now that's really cool.  NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong!Labor Radio / Podcast Network Discover shows to learn more about organized labor movements across our nation and around the world.The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.
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