William "Bill" Dugan at Chicago's Central Water District

It was brought to my attention this morning, officers of Operating Engineers Local 130 were out to the City of Chicago Department of Water Management. I saw three men in a black jeep with a James Dugan sticker. They were on site to remind workers of an upcoming election. Local 150 was the only Union to get it’s members back pay from the “Hired Truck Scandal” and save a member that attacked another, smashing his face open, kept his job. They did not do much for a black member Steven Collier. This Local is located in the suburb of Countryside, which might make it more difficult for blacks apprentices in the inner city. Black youth need skilled trades to improve their lives and neighborhoods. At this point, I would vote Dugan in again, but I hope he sets up shop in Chicago. Patrick McDonough