On Thursday, Local 150 President-Business Manager James M. Sweeney signed a three-year project labor agreement with Nicor. This agreement will ensure that all work on Nicor’s distribution gas main replacement project in Northeastern Illinois will utilize Local 150 members and signatory contractors.
Nicor has indicated that it plans to invest approximately $600 million per year over the next three years on this capital program, totaling nearly $2 billion in work.
“The utility sector has led the way in infrastructure modernization,” said Sweeney. “While transportation infrastructure has lay dormant in Illinois, utility companies have demonstrated their commitment to upgrading infrastructure, maximizing efficiency and creating good paying jobs in the process.”