January 18, 2017

HR / Labor Relations

Time is the great neutralizer. It doesn’t matter if you are the CEO or a hobo, everyone is paid exactly the same. 24 hours in a day. 168 hours in the week. 8,760 hours in a year. Over a life span the average person will spend: 5 years waiting in line. 6 years eating. 2 years playing phone tag. 1 year looking for things they’ve lost. ½ year waiting at red lights. Of course, I can’t tell you to go through those red lights, but I can tell you that there are ways to increase our life based on the way we use our time.

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: 


Labor Counsel
(515) 480-3334