Strike against quarries delaying Illinois road projects

Editor’s Note: This story was up-to-date July 7, 2022, with updated reaction from the Chicago Place Aggregate Producers Affiliation.

A strike by significant gear operators at mixture quarries in northern Illinois is stalling street tasks and could lead to bid lettings getting suspended, according to the state’s transportation secretary.

Transportation Secretary Omer Osman wrote a letter to the 3 aggregates producers specific in the strike – Lehigh Hanson, Vulcan and Lafarge Holcim – inquiring them to arrive at a deal with the 300 associates of the Global Union of Working Engineers Nearby 150 who took to the picket line June 7.

“The ongoing strike has introduced lots of of our tasks to a halt, with much more jobs shutting down by the working day,” Osman wrote June 30. “…The timing of the perform stoppage could not arise at a worse time, at the peak of building year and through peak

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