Mercer County Employees picket Courthouse

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

A group of employees from Operating Engineers Local 150 picketed in front of the Mercer County Courthouse this afternoon. Joe Farrell, the business agent for Local 150, said county employees have been working without a contract since Dec. 1, 2013.

"The county has already racked up $116,000 in legal fees," said Farrell. Farrell said the two sides haven't moved much since negotiations began.