Community Benefits Agreement
The Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is a formal agreement between MSD and community organizations that establishes a framework for addressing issues in workforce training, business development, and other areas that often act as obstacles in developing a diverse labor pool and contracting community. (In short, it’s one thing to have inclusion goals, but it’s another to have a program that helps develop the capacity to the meet those goals.) The CBA will support the development of initiatives that address these issues, both in terms of workforce and business ownership. It’s a new concept for our St. Louis community — to our knowledge, this would be the first such agreement in the region — but we believe it offers an opportunity to address these important issues in a new and collaborative way.
If after reading the agreement, a community organization is interested in becoming a signatory to the CBA, they should send a letter of interest to:
In the letter, include the mission of the organization; the geographic scope of the organization’s activities; who would represent the organization; and full contact information (mailing address, phone number, email address, website address, etc.).
Below is the signed CBA with addendums.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)
- Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU)
- Construction Prep Center
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Metropolitan Clergy Coalition (MCC)
- Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity (M-SLICE)
- Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD)
- Universal African Peoples Organization (UAPO)
- Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
As the CBA is implemented, we will post relevant information to this page.