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.
New Labor Ruling Changes the Game for Millions
AGL Resources to be Acquired by Southern Company:
On August 24th the company announced that Southern Company would acquire AGL Resources. AGLwould become the 3rd largest operating subsidiary of Southern Company. Subject to approvals, the anticipated closing would take place the second half of 2016. After closing AGL will continue to maintain its own management team, board of directors, and its corporate headquarters in Atlanta.
Nicor Gas will continue to serve our current customers.
The union met with company officials on August 24th and the company has stated its commitment to fully honoring our collective bargaining agreement which runs through February 28, 2017. The company began having meetings with all employees immediately after the announcement was made. The union will have ongoing meetings as needed with the company throughout the process.
“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.