Word on the street is that the McHenry County Department of Transportation asked Township Road Commissioners to plow County roads, if Local 150 of the Operating Engineers went on strike.
The County Board approved a new highway department contract at its meeting earlier this week with no discussion.
It appears that a strike possibililty was in play.
There was an exception to the requests for snow plowing assistance, however.
Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser was not asked for assistance.
Could the cause of this omission be the fact that the same union that represents County highway workers represents Algonquin Township?
As some folks would say, “Just asking?”