Congrats to LMC member McCownGordon Construction for being the Business Philanthropist of the Year as recognized by NonProfit Connect. The award will be given at the annual Philanthropy Awards luncheon May 15 at the Downtown Marriott/Muehlbach.
The Mid-America Labor/Management Conference will feature a keynote address by Lafe Solomon, acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. An actual hearing of the Missouri Court of Appeals oral arguments on labor and employment cases is also slated. The conference will be July 14-17 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons. Check http://malmc.org for details and registration.
Construction Industry Steering Team Summary of Minutes
8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
Attending: Terry Akins, Sam Alpert, Jack Bainbridge, Jason Banks, Dennis Bajowski, KC Borden, Jerry Helmick, Scott Hoisington, Joe Hudson, Dennis Joyce, Kevin King, Mike Kotubey, Bill Livingston, Bob Looman, Joe Mabin, Alice Martiny, Herb Millard, Kevin Sexton, John Tompson, Colleen White, Pam Harris, Mike Hughes, Bob Jacobi.
•Introductions and thanks to Rosie Biondo and Mark One for hosting.
•Presentation from Pam Harris, Connections to Success, regarding potential workers who participate in the Connections program.
•Debarrment language has been agreed upon; other elements are being worked on for KCMO. Key issue is resources for prevailing wage enforcement.
•Potential meeting for contractors on the KCMO Crime Lab/Patrol Station March 4. More details to come. The Minority and Women Coalition are hosting a Feb. 19 meeting on the project and all are urged to attend.
•Prevailing wage and “right-to-work” bills have had hearings this month. SBs 301, expanding bordering counties that can be used in wage determinations, and 274 mandating wage reports have also been filed. Work continues to address genuine issues while maintaining prevailing wage. Bills for a Missouri bond issue also had hearings.
•Kansas SB 93 and HB 2173 regarding liens can impact contractors and workers. Missouri is also looking to match current Kansas lien rules.
•Laborers Local 264 Retirees are hosting Mayor Sly James today, and all committee members are invited.
•Jason Banks updated the committee on upcoming projects in Wyandotte County and invited participation in discussions regarding these and the development process. The prevailing wage tracker program is also being implemented.
•A compliance training for public invstigators and others will be held March 7 at Local 124.
•The iBuild Showcase will be held April 30 at Bartle Hall. High school components have been added. NICE seeks volunteers, contest judges, sponsors and booths.
•The next meeting will be 8 a.m., Thursday, March 14 at Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
Congratulations to LMC Co-Chair Terry Akins, business manager of IBEW Local 124, for being named Labor Man of the Year by LEPCI. Also congrats to Nancy Yoke, Teamsters Local 41, for receiving the Seth Slocum Award from the same group. The two will be honored at a dinner in July.
Attending: Sam Alpert, Tim Bell, Mike Fitzgerald, Scott Hoisington, Mike Kotubey, Gary O’Bannon, Michael Kitchen, Bob Jacobi.
•Thanks to Rockhurst University for hosting.
•M/S/C to approve the Financial Report subject to audit. The LMC is investigating and will secure liability insurance.
•M/S/C to approve the proposed operating agreement with Rockhurst University as amended.
•M/S/C to survey the Board and Issues Committee on the LMC’s legislative agenda to update and prioritize the agenda, with the Issues Committee meeting soon afterwards to discuss and recommend changes.
•M/S/C to pursue the Kauffman Performing Arts Center for the 2013 Public Officials Reception.
•Members will receive a communication with sponsorship and attendance opportunities for each of the major events--Anniversary/Awards, Golf Tournament, Mid-Level Leadership and Public Officials Reception--with a discount for early reservation.
•Chris Kuehl will be approached for keynote at the Anniversary/Awards Dinner.
•M/S/C to elect Michael Kitchen to the Board in place of Gary O’Bannon representing the city of Kansas City, Mo. The Board thanks Gary for his service.
•M/S/C to elect Mike Kane to the Board to replace Donna Birks representing the AFL-CIO Tri-County Labor Council of Eastern Kansas. The Board thanks Donna for her service.
•M/S/C to nominate the following officers and board members for reelection, pending their expression of continued interest, and to explore representation options for Kansas City Power & Light:
Labor Co-Chair, Terry Akins; Labor Vice Co-Chair, Pat “Duke” Dujakovich; Secretary, Alise Martiny; Treasurer, Don Greenwell; Executive Committee, John Phillips; Board, Michael Kitchen, Dave Lovetere, Jack Bainbridge and Sherwin Carroll.
•The next Board meeting is now scheduled for Friday, April 12, 8 a.m., location TBA. The board will be surveyed as to the best regular meeting dates.