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Open Military planning at the
Forum local level for success
To The Editor:
Past military leaders quickly learned
that without strategic planning, battles
would be lost. The goal of their planning
was to achieve a competitive advantage.
Just as business has done in the 1950s
to now, strategic planning is another tool
companies have to achieve a competi-
American corporations are stronger
than ever when it comes to labor issues.
After the fall of the stock market in
2000, significant legislation was passed
in the employer’s favor. Outsourcing, in-
ternational trade agreements, lower in-
terest rates, plant shutdowns, huge em-
ployee cutbacks all gave companies a
Labor is in a defensive position.
Now American workers are picking up
the pieces by relocating, retraining or
being forced into early retirement. Any
hiring has been slow and job increases
are in lower-paying service-sector in-
dustry non-union positions.
Alan Greenspan has turned the reins
over to Ben Benanke while interest rates
swing back up. Inflation remains under
4 percent and we sign contacts with 2
percent wage increases, 100 percent
health premium increases, plus other
major takeaways. Labor must use strate-
gic planning as part of their overall busi-
ness plan or be willing to accept con-
stant losing and decertifying locals.
Strategic planning means something
new to most of us and new things mean
change. That is not always easy to do.
Change can be hard only if you don’t
want it. But look at what the options are.
Everyone must realize how much power
and control companies have taken over
and the importance of unions moving
toward offensive posturing, and then
change becomes the only natural choice.
Local union leadership must make
behavioral changes and become proac-
tive, build a higher professional standard
of expectation, responsible learners and
teachers and develop an entrepreneur’s
The point is, it is up to us at the local
union membership level to control what
we can. We must take responsibility for
our own future and make intelligent
choices. We must develop strategic
plans that fit into our overall business
plan and goals. If we want to survive as
leaders, we must provide a direction that
leads and always strives for excellence
from ourselves and for our members.
Standing Committee, Treasurer
AWPPW Local 60
tourney raises funds
The Pacific NW Regional Council
of Carpenters is looking for sponsors
and players for its fifth annual Scholar-
ship Endowment Golf Tournament.
This year’s event is slated for July 27
at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club
in Port Orchard, Wash. The nonprofit
scholarship fund helps Carpenters’chil-
dren and grandchildren go to college. In
the first four years, 171 scholarships
have been awarded, totaling $98,000.
Entry fee for the four-person scram-
ble is $150. Sponsorships range from
$250 to $5,000 for a Title Sponsorship.
For more information, call John
Schraner at the Willamette Carpenters
Training Center, 503-287-3708, or 877-
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Korean War Veterans
organization is looking for new
members. The group meets the
4th Tuesday each month
(Feb. 28), at noon at
Milwaukie Elks Lodge,
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
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deadline is March 1
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FEBRUARY 17, 2006