In Houston (right to work state, obviously), the IBEW has been advertising for a long time (years, which means they’re getting success) on news and sports radio, not for union membership, but for contracts. They sell the fact that their people are trained, show up on time, will do the job right the first time, and contracts will be professionally managed to come in on time and on budget; the unspoken message is that if they can deliver all that, they’re worth the extra cost.

Which makes perfect capitalistic sense. I admire them for taking a 21st century angle on unionism.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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