On February, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser attorney Robert Hanlon sent an email to Local 150 of the Operating Engineers asking if the union was entering into contract negotiations.
It was a short message to Bryan P. Diemer with copies to Bob Paszta, Mark Gummerson, Michael E. Avakian.
Subject: Algonquin Township settlement proposal
I write to you to ascertain if we could arrange a settlement in connection with the various claims of Local 150 on the purported contract that has us engaged in multiple actions in Court and before the Labor Board. Accordingly, perhaps it would benefit everyone if we agree to stop litigating and sit down and negotiate a contact that works for everyone, both sides would benefit.
To the extent that you wish to consider this option, please let me know. Perhaps our collective business judgment will avoid further expense to both sides.
Robert T. Hanlon