On Tuesday, February 8, 2016, the President of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Adolphus M. Pruitt, II, delivered a letter to the Metropolitan Sewer District declaring that MSD was in default of the Community Benefits Agreement, to which the NAACP was a Signatory along with seven (7) other community organizations, stating in pertinent part that:
"this is to provide MSD Notice of Default for its breach and repudiation of the CBA, more particularly as follows:"
The letter then specifies six (6) provisions of the CBA that MSD has breached, including stating that:
"MSD has breached Article III of the CBA by:
(a) failing to achieve the percentage goals for hiring minorities and women and for contracting with MWBEs set forth in the Disparity Study; and
(b) failing to make a good faith effort to implement the percentage goals set forth in the Disparity Study."
The letter concludes by stating that:
"Per Article XI, MSD is hereby advised that it has sixty (60) days to cure this default.
As a Signatory we are willing and prepared to meet and confer with the Board of Trustees to discuss a manner in which the default may be cured."