Now Accepting Nominations for the 12th Class of MB EYE on the Future

MB EYE on the Future is an important initiative for sustaining leadership in the association and in the construction industry in Iowa. This leadership program combines essential educational programs each month, as well as networking with past, present and future leaders across the state of Iowa. Over 165 graduates throughout the last eleven years have sparked a new level of member participation in the organization. The class will meet once a month for six months, beginning in September. Sessions will begin on Thursday and conclude on Friday.


If you have any questions or need any assistance, don't hesitate to contact Tania Bowman at (515) 657-4390 or To access information about previous MB EYE on the Future classes, please visit  


Nomination forms must be completed and received by MBI on Friday May 29, 2015. 


Nomination Form

Course Brochure

HR / Labor Relations

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 two labor relations specialists who provide 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 sponsors alcohol and drug abuse testing programs, and closely monitors both state and local legislative, regulatory and litigious activity to ensure the interests of the construction industry are not compromised.



Leon Shearer

Labor Counsel
(515) 480-3334

Chad Kleppe

(515) 657-4382