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Records show Gasser’s suit alleges an absence of business emails, expense reports and records related to correspondence and bargaining agreements with Local 150 that represents the road district’s employees.
Records also show the Millers and Lukasik filed a counter lawsuit June 8 against Gasser and Lutzow.
Local 150 and James Sweeney, the union's president-business manager, filed a second lawsuit June 23 against the Algonquin Township Highway Department for violations of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act after Gasser wholly denied a request for being “unduly burdensome,” according to the Local 150 legal team.
Records show the FOIA request was seeking "all emails to and from Andrew Gasser from April 15, 2017, to present, including personal emails used for Algonquin Township business."
In response, Gasser and the road district filed a counterclaim challenging the legitimacy of the union’s collective bargaining agreement, which Local 150 associate general counsel Rob Paszta said has nothing to do with the FOIA request. He also said Local 150 responded to Gasser's counterclaim with a motion to dismiss.
Records also indicate that Local 150 has filed grievances that will proceed to arbitration on behalf of employees Gasser fired when he took office.
Robert Miller also declined to comment, but said he has mostly kept his distance from township matters since losing the election, instead enjoying time with family.