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June 30, 2016

HR / Labor Relations

Has your company taken advantage of the MBI Job Board that is offered to our members at no cost?  Posting a job opening on the MBI Job Board is a great way to advertise your available positions to candidates interested in the construction industry.  Through a partnership with BirdDogHR, MBI created an online job board for the construction industry.  The job board is not housed on MBI’s website, but can be found at http://mbi.ourcareerpages.com.   The site is being advertised to our education and state partners, including high schools, community colleges, 4-year institutions and Iowa Workforce Development. 

Dealing with workforce issues such as complex state and federal employment regulations, labor relations, wage negotiations, affirmative action policies and employment discrimination is often the biggest headache for a company. MBI employs a labor relations specialist who provides members with a full range of services to assist them in dealing with workforce issues, including the following:

  • Collective Bargaining - MBI assists in preparation for and execution of the collective bargaining process for its signatory collective bargaining members.
  • Union Relations - As well as negotiating contracts, MBI's staff coordinates and interprets labor agreements, monitors Taft Hartley fringe benefits funds, provides arbitration services, and assists member companies in dealing with grievances and other disputes and the unions. MBI can also offer assistance with picketing and other organized labor activities.
  • Open Shop - MBI's staff provides a full range of services for members employing open shop labor, including providing advice and counsel on prevailing wage / Davis-Bacon Act issues, union organizing, salting, negotiations, affirmative action issues, equal employment opportunity and discrimination issues, grievances and disputes and employment policy. MBI also closely monitors both state and local legislative, regulatory and litigious activity to ensure the interests of the construction industry are not compromised.

For more information, contact: 

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Leon
Shearer
Labor Counsel
(515) 480-3334