The following procedures will govern project labor agreements for construction projects in the
Dunklin R-5 School District. As used in this procedure, a project labor agreement is an agreement
contingent on labor union affiliation.
Project Labor Agreements Where More Than 50 Percent of the Funds Come from the State
When the district is engaged in procuring or letting contracts for construction of a project where 50
percent or more of the funds come from the state of Missouri, the district will:
1. Neither require nor prohibit bidders, offerors, contractors or subcontractors from entering
into or adhering to agreements with one (1) or more labor organizations on the same or
2. Not discriminate against bidders, offerors, contractors or subcontractors for entering into or
refusing to enter into or otherwise adhere to agreements with one (1) or more labor
organizations on the same or related construction projects.
Project Labor Agreements Where 50 Percent or Less of the Funds Come from the State
The district may enter into a union-only project labor agreement for the procurement of construction
services on a project-by-project basis if 50 percent or less of the funds come from the state. In order
to enter into a union-only project labor agreement under this policy, the district will analyze the
impact of a union-only labor agreement and consider whether the union-only labor agreement:
1. Advances the interests of the district and the citizens of the district.
2. Is appropriate considering the complexity, size, cost impact and need for efficiency on the
3. Impacts the availability of a qualified work force.
4. Has a business justification for the project as bid.
After considering and analyzing these factors, the district will publish its findings in a document
titled "Intent to Enter into a Union Project Labor Agreement." This document will establish a
rational basis upon which the district bases its intent to require a union-only project labor agreement
for the project.
No fewer than 14 days, but not more than 30 days, following publication of the notice of a public
hearing, the district will conduct a public hearing on whether to proceed with its intent to require
a union-only project labor agreement. Within 30 days of the public hearing, the district will publish
its determination on whether to require a union-only project labor agreement.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to review policies and/or forms for related information in this
Dunklin R-5 School District, Herculaneum, Missouri
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