MITA was involved in a dispute with the Detroit Area Carpenters relative to the assignment of work on mechanically stabilized earth wall construction (MSE wall). It was the position of the Carpenters that such work fall within their jurisdiction and should therefore be assigned to Carpenters, rather than Laborers.
The issue was adjudicated in the form of a 10(K) hearing before the National Labor Relations Board, held on November 20th and 21st of 2008. The determination of the Board affirms the position of MITA that MSE wall work and, in fact, all MSE work, falls within the jurisdiction of the Laborers and therefore can be assigned as such.
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