Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Settles Challenge to Workforce Diversity Agreement

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Settles Challenge to Workforce Diversity Agreement

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The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District announced a settlement Thursday with parties that alleged the utility defaulted on its agreement aiming to ensure adequate diversity among its workforce and contractors.

The agreement in question, known as the Community Benefit Agreement, or CBA, was established in 2013 a year after the utility conducted a "disparity study" that helped identify deficiencies in diversity. For the agreement, the utility set goals of using a certain percentage of minorities and women to make up its labor and services .

Thursday's settlement addressed allegations that arose in 2015, when signatories of the CBA alleged that certain conditions were not being met by MSD. Contracts signed before the CBA are now subject to it. …

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