Proudly representing the interests of our bargaining unit working at NICOR Gas
IBEW Local 19 represents approximately 1400 bargaining unit employees working for NICOR Gas. Local 19 was formed in 1996 after the merging of the eight local unions that previously represented the workers of NICOR gas since 1945.
Contract Negotiations began on January 9, 2017 and will continue until an agreement is reached. Our current contract expired on February 28, 2017. Proposals were exchanged on December 20th and a copy of the union proposals have been mailed to all bargaining unit employees. The Union negotiating team consists of: Chris Harris, President/Business Manager; Al Talkington, Senior Assistant Business Manager; Terry Haggerty, Vice President (Utility Inspector); Mark Klinefelter, Business Rep (FOD Technician), and Andy Nacke, Business Rep (FOS Mechanic)
President / Business Manager, Local 19
“Right to Work” Laws Hurt Everyone
AFL-CIO Position: Oppose any legislation seeking to make Illinois a “Right-to-Work” state or to allow for local “Right-to-Work” zones. Oppose any legislation seeking to ban Fair Share fees in the public sector.