Spokesperson: Tentative agreement in construction strike

July 17, 2010 1:58:49 PM PDT
Some members of the Operating Engineers Local 150 could soon be headed back to work, which means construction could resume on several projects in the south suburbs, including on the Stevenson Expressway, Route 59, Weber road and at Olivet Nazarene University.A spokesperson says the union has reached a tentative agreement with the Contractors Association of Will and Grundy counties.

The deal calls for annual increases of 3.25 percent, which will go toward health care and benefits.