Does Builders’ offer labor or employment relations services that are helpful to an open-shop contractor?

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Absolutely. About half of the members of The Builders’ Association are open-shop contractors, and we offer many labor and employment relations services for those businesses, including: Issuing information about labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, immigration, and family and medical leave. Publishing timely bulletins explaining the impact to the construction industry from new legislation, regulations, executive orders, etc., including those related to the pandemic. Assisting members in navigating state and federal prevailing wage laws and reporting requirements. Working with members and Consensus Docs, a full-contract document package sponsored by AGC of America. Conducting seminars on labor and employment law and the impact of changes in law affecting the industry. Assisting in the resolution of job site disputes. And more! Visit or contact me directly to learn more more about the labor and employment relations services we offer that may be helpful to your business. 

Meet the Expert

Miles Boyer is the Springfield Office Manager for The Builders' Association, which is a nonprofit commercial construction trade association serving hundreds of member companies that employ over 25,000 people in mid-America. Founded in 1887, The Builders’ Association has advanced the construction industry by delivering safety, craft and management training; employment, labor and government relations; and construction plans and technology tools.

Four service and training centers operate in Kansas City, Jefferson City and Springfield to serve both union and nonunion member companies and to aid collaboration by connecting passionate people and businesses, with a vision of improving lives through construction.

This is accomplished in several ways, including:

  • 3,000+ safety trainees annually. 

  • Community outreach. 

  • 1,500+ apprentices in cosponsored programs. 

  • Delivery of business education and professional development. 

  • Negotiation of 27 collective bargaining agreements. 

  • Coadministration and trustee-appointment authority for 28 fringe funds with over $3 billion in assets. 

  • Government relations services at the local and state level, as well as federally through AGC Kansas City, a chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and the association’s sister organization.