Unions and Northwest Indiana go hand in hand. My grandfather, a retired steelworker, would tell me stories about the work environment before the unions came in.
You see, in the old days your boss could just fire you. Today, unions work on contracts for their membership to ensure a safe work environment and fair pay. I see union halls and centers popping up along Interstate 65, but there is a lack of interest in union work.
The trades are short-handed and, like the Army, are looking for a few good people. But like the military leadership, some union leaders have let down their membership.
Is your union leadership looking out for your best interest or their own financial interest? Union membership used to mean something, and hopefully one day it will again. Stay strong.
Thomas Ostrowski, Crown Point