Before the Algonquin Township Board meeting last Wednesday Local 150 of the Operating Engineers conducted a protest along Route 14 in front of the Algonquin Village Hall.
The first meeting after Andrew Gasser was sworn in as Algonquin Township Road Commissioner, there were two balloon rats.
This time there were three.
The same signs showing Gasser in a space suit (undoubtedly a reference to his Tea Party in Space blog) were visible.
New this time, I think, were ones saying, “Algonquin Township Road District is a Scab Employer.”
Ir was in all capital letters.
Anna May Miller and her daughter-in-law Rebecca Lee were on the picket line.
Miller worked for her husband Bob Miller when he was Road Commissioner.
Lee’s husband worked for his father-in-law Bob Miller as well.
There seemed to be fewer supporters of Local 150 during the meeting and, at the end of the meeting, only Democratic Party activists seemed to have stuck around.