Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
The members of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 went back to work on Wednesday after unanimously ratifying a new contract. The construction workers in the Chicago area secured a three-year agreement that provides wage increases of more than 16%. Local 150 members have been on strike since June 7 to demand a fair contract.
The union announced the ratification on Facebook: “We thank the members as well as the other building trades and the public for the incredible support you’ve shown us over the past seven weeks. It is our hope that this strike will help all workers achieve more at the bargaining table.”