Chicago traffic: International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 unanimously approves new contract, ending 7 week strike

Chicago traffic: International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 unanimously approves new contract, ending 7 week strike

COUNTRYSIDE, Unwell. (TOC) — A seven week strike by building employees round Chicago ended Tuesday.

Native 150 employees voted unanimously to undertake a brand new contract beneath which employees will obtain a wage improve of simply over 16% for the subsequent three years.

Chicago officers stated the strike affected the availability of concrete and asphalt, which has delayed highway tasks.

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The union stated employees will return to their jobs Wednesday.

The strike started on June 7 after Native 150 filed unfair labor apply prices in opposition to materials producers Lehigh Hanson, Vulcan Supplies and Lafarge Holcim.

“We’re taking pickets down throughout Northeastern Illinois now, and members will meet to vote on the tentative settlement Tuesday morning in Countryside,” stated James M. Sweeney, Worldwide Union of Working Engineers Native 150 president-business supervisor.

IUOE represents 23,000 women and men in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, the union stated.

Native 150 represents employees in building and associated industries, together with materials manufacturing, heavy tools operation, concrete pumping, metal mill service, slag manufacturing, public works and others.

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