The Local 150 branch of the International Union of Operating Engineers has been on strike against Lehigh Hanson, Lafarge Holcim and Vulcan Materials since June 7. No asphalt is being moved in Illinois, causing multiple construction and public works projects in the Homewood-Flossmoor area to be delayed.
Lehigh Hanson and Lafarge Holcim and Vulcan Materials are large, multinational companies that produce gravel, sand and crushed stone. Labor organizer and Local 150 spokesperson Ed Maher said the companies have been delaying negotiations and backtracking on previously made agreements while the striking workers have been ready to . . .