Rockhurst University will hold a memorial service for its former president the Rev. Robert Weis, S.J., on Sept. 13, 10:45 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church across the street from the campus. Fr. Weiss was president when the LMC was formed and based at Rockhurst.
Congrats to Mitch Rowley, new business manager for Laborers Local 1290, and thanks to Mark Nidiffer, longtime Local 1290 business manager who retired. We appreciate Mark's support and look forward to working with Mitch.
Congrats to Steven Miller, who completes his service on the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission July 1. Kansas Citian Miller will have served seven years, including two as chair, leading many changes in the department and state transportation policies. We are grateful for his service and for his frequently reaching out to the LMC for input and support.
Jackson County Executive Frank White invites you to Longview Lake Shelter #13, 9890 Longview Road, Kansas City, MO 64134, for the county's annual 4th of July Fireworks Show. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The event includes games, live music, salutes to the military, skydivers, food concessions and of course fireworks. Details available at http://jacksongov.org/july4 .
The LMC mourns the Hon. Candy Ruff, former Kansas State Representative who died last week. Candy represented Leavenworth. She was a strong supporter of the LMC, frequently offering solid advice as well as legislative leadership. Her visitation is today, Monday 5-8 p.m. and another session Tuesday at the same time. Services are at the Davis Funeral Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. at Leavenworth Baptist Church.
The LMC is pleased to invite you to participate in the Nineteenth Annual Craig Whitaker Memorial St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council Cigna & Delta Innovative Services Labor-Management Council Golf Tournament Monday, July 18, at Oakwood Country Club.
You can join the networking, golfing and other activities by sponsoring, playing, volunteering and/or donating to the tournament. Late LMC Board member Craig Whitaker helped found the tournament in 1997 to encourage labor-management relationship-building, and it’s been successful ever since.
The LMC remembers the Rev. Robert Weiss, S.J., past president of Rockhurst University, who died yesterday at age 91. Fr. Weiss was president during the LMC's founding and early years and provided crucial support. He also led Rockhurst's expansion of its School of Management and health care degrees. We will share details of arrangements as they become available.
Construction Industry Steering Team Summary of Minutes
8 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
Attending: Nicole Abrahamson, Terry Akins, Sam Alpert, Greg Davey, Jerry Helmick, Dave Kirkpatrick, Joe Mabin, Colleen White, Bob Jacobi.
•Thanks to Rosana Privitera Biondo and Mark One Electric Co., Inc. for hosting.
•Work has begun on the baseball academy. The streetcar has exceeded expectations and movement is already underway to extend its route. The industry, city and community will need to make a major education effort to generate support for a new airport; KCADC and the GKC Chamber are already discussing a joint effort.
•Comment has been received on the KCMO PIEA proposal for a prevailing wage policy. One hundred percent coverage is desired, though the 50% rule is a start; three projects underway are using the 50% standard and all bids on one of them came in with prevailing wage.
•KCMO is developing a new disparity study.
•The Missouri legislature ended its 2016 regular session. No bills we opposed were passed, though few we supported completed the process. Transportation funding, Medicaid expansion and additional data center incentives made progress but did not pass. Committee members are urged to contact Gov. Jay Nixon and ask him to sign the design-build for local government bill, HB 2376. The bill has broad support.
•Kansas will hold a special session to address education funding beginning June 23; transportation funding has taken significant reductions and more are possible.
•The South KC Alliance is holding a session on what amenities are needed for the Cerner project at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 14. Check www.southkcalliance.org to RSVP and get more details.
•The Construction Committee will NOT meet on Thursday, July 14, due to the Mid-America Labor/Management Conference. The next meeting will be Aug. 11.
*MAGIC Camp, Builders’ Training Center, June 6-10
*Electrical Workers Minority Caucus Golf Tournament, June 11, Swope Memorial
*MCA First Aid/CPR Certification, June 12, 8 a.m.-noon, JCCC
*Discussion of Cerner survey on needs in the area, June 12, 7:30 a.m. please rsvp to the
Southtown KC Alliance
*Lean Construction Institute Lean Coffee, June 15, 8:30 a.m., Black & Vetch HQ *KCI Presentation at Builders’ Training Center, June 17, 11:30 a.m.
*Heart & Stroke Walk/5k Run, June 18, Power & Light District
*Building Trades Conservation Dinner, June 22, 5:30 p.m., IBEW Local 124
*Kansas Legislature Special Session, June 23
*Rockhurst University Fr. Joseph M. Freeman Golf Tournament, June 26-27, Lions Gate
*Minority Supplier Development Council Golf Tournament, June 28, Shoal Creek
*Mid-America Labor/Management Conference, July 10-13, 2016, Camden on the Lake
*LMC Craig Whitaker Memorial Golf Tournament, July 18, 2016, Oakwood CC
*KC Crew Luncheon on Paragon Star sports complex, July 19, 11:30 a.m., Grand Street Cafe
*LMC Board Meeting, July 27, 8:30 a.m., Husch Blackwell
*Primary Election, Aug. 2
*FMCS National Labor-Management Conference, Aug. 15-18, Chicago
*Builders' Advancement Center Grand Opening, August 30, 5-7 pm, Builders' Training Center
*Missouri legislative veto session Sept. 14
*MCA Charity Golf Tournament, Sept. 19, Lake Quivera Country Club
*Construction Expo and Construction Academies, Oct. 5, Bartle Hall; registration 12:30,
academies 1 p.m, Expo 3 p.m.
*KC CREW Golf Tournament, Oct. 6, Swope Memorial
*LMC Public Officials Reception, Oct. 6, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 5:30 p.m.
*American Woodworking Institute Convention, Oct. 23-25
*NICE Awards Luncheon, Oct. 25, Muehlbach
*General Election, Nov. 8
*iBuild Showcase, May 4, 2017, Bartle Hall
For details on the above events, please contact the sponsoring group or the LMC
•Next Meeting: 8 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
•M/S/C/ to adjourn at 9:30 a.m.
The mission of the Labor-Management Council of Greater Kansas City is to enhance collaboration by solidifying trust and communication between labor and management in the community.