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August 3, 2015

The thought of someone being under the influence of drugs on a jobsite with all of the equipment, cranes, and tools along with all of the moving parts of a commercial construction project is pretty frightening. Do you have employees who may be abusing illegal or prescription drugs?  Would you know if this is happening in your office, on your jobsites, or in your company vehicles?  Are the employees who are charged with project oversight able to recognize drug use symptoms, paraphernalia, and behaviors?  Does your company have and follow an aggressive and proactive drug policy? 

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.

 

For more information, contact: 

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Leon
Shearer
Labor Counsel
(515) 480-3334