Judge Michael Caldwell Recuses Himself Local 150-Andrew Gasser Case

Judge Michael Caldwell heard arguments from Local 150 of the Operating Engineers and Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon today and basically decided to let things ride until later this month. Judge Caldwell was being asked to … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Allows Andrew Gasser to Transfer $70,500 to Legal Fees

$70,500 of Algonquin Township Road District funds were transferred to legal services in three different funds on Wednesday night. The action came at the end of Algonquin Township’s Board meeting. The Local 150 members and supporters who brought three inflated … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Responds to FOIA Lawsuit from Local 150 of the Operating Engineers

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on the Freedom of Information denial suit against the Algonquin Township Road District. Today, we’ll look at the response penned by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon. It asks for a temporary restraining order … Continue reading

Local 150 Files FOIA Suit Against Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser

The first judicial shot in the conflict between Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers and newly-elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser was fired June 23rd. The court filing does not mention Gasser by name in its … Continue reading

Local 150 Union Supporters Pack Algonquin Township Meeting

Members and supporters of Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers filled the Algonquin Township Board meeting room Wednesday night. Those attending and driving past the township building on Route 14 could not help but notice that they … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 27-31

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 25-27

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 22-24

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 19-21

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 16-18

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District – Pages 13-15

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 10-12

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District – Pages 7-9

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150 “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District – Pages 4-6

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District – Pages 1-3

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Workers Join Local 150 of Operating Engineers

When public officials lose their election, things change. In the case of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s loss to McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser, not only was there a lot of publicity and statewide shock at the Township … Continue reading

Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 25

Still in those unions with names stating with “Illinois,” commenter Mark looks at the Operating Engineers’ part of the enormous amount of money donated to Lying Jack Franks from unions. This union is variously identified in campaign disclosure reports, so … Continue reading

Bartman Reports Help from Farm Bureau and Operating Engineers Local 150

Reported today  to the Illinois State Board of Elections is $1,887.46 from the Illinois Farm Bureaus Political Action Committee, Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Fund, for a mailing $1,595 for signs from International Union Operating Engineers 150-PAC … Continue reading