State Board of Mediation

PO Box 2071
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-3614
Fax: (573)-751-0083


Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 295.030

Department: Labor and Industrial Relations

Mission: The Missouri State Board of Mediation resolves issues of majority representation within Missouri's public sector in accordance with state statutes and in the most effective manner possible while maintaining the highest degree of neutrality.

Function: The Board is the administrative agency for Missouris Public Sector Labor Law contained in Chapter 105 RSMo, 2000. The Missouri State Board of Mediation is statutorily charged with the responsibility of determining an appropriate bargaining unit of employees and to determine majority representative status by conducting an election. Appeals from a decision of the Board may be taken to the circuit court.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: As needed

Location of meetings: WebEx, possibly in-person in Jefferson City or city affected

Duration of meetings: ½ to 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1 hour

Total time commitment: 10 to 12 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 5

Appointed members: 5

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $50 per day and receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: two members shall be employers of labor, or selected from some association representing employers of labor, and two members shall be employees holding membership in some bona fide trade or labor union; the fifth shall be some person who is neither an employee nor an employer of labor and who shall be chairman of said state board of mediation

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Mr. Leonard "Len" Toenjes
Employers of Labor 1
University City
Term begins: Sep 13, 2010
Term expires: Apr 1, 2013

Mr. Michael P. Rother
Employers of Labor 2
Term begins: Sep 8, 2017
Term expires: Apr 1, 2018

Mr. Dale Hardy Roberts
Member of Labor Union 1
Term begins: May 6, 2021
Term expires: Apr 1, 2024

Vacant Slot
Member of Labor Union 2

Mr. Todd P. Smith Chair
Non-Employer or Member of Labor
Term begins: Jun 16, 2020
Term expires: Apr 1, 2023