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Union ends strike after reaching agreement with Lear

HAMMOND | A tentative agreement has ended a strike at the Lear Corp. automotive seat factory in Hammond, a day after workers walked off the job.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions look to legal loopholes this Labor Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions look to legal loopholes this Labor Day

Organized labor kicked off its Labor Day festivities early this year, with a nationwide series of strikes at fast food outlets and retail stores on Thursday, including one in Chicago. But while these pickets and protests are being funded by labor unions and led by union organizers, the organ…

September 02, 2013 7:25 pm
Labor, civil rights activist with local ties dead at 76

Labor, civil rights activist with local ties dead at 76

Leon Lynch, a longtime union labor activist who started his career as a steelworker in East Chicago and was the first African-American to hold a senior-level position in a U.S. labor union, died Friday. He was 76 and died in Memphis, Tenn.

May 08, 2012 3:00 pm

AFL-CIO backs political spouse, former budget aide for legislative seats

The Illinois AFL-CIO gave its endorsement Wednesday to various candidates across the state for the Illinois General Assembly, including two people running for south suburban seats who have ties to former state legislators.

January 11, 2012 2:20 pm
Bosma sells right-to-work in TV commercial

Bosma sells right-to-work in TV commercial

INDIANAPOLIS | The campaign to make Indiana a right-to-work state soon may be coming to a television screen near you.

November 30, 2011 5:15 pm Video

Daniels not intimidated by labor victory in Ohio referendum

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels believes Tuesday's decision by Ohio voters to overturn a state law restricting collective bargaining for public employees will not affect Indiana's right-to-work debate.

November 09, 2011 12:00 pm

M'ville hosts union convention next week

The Northwest Indiana chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute is holding its 33rd annual state convention in Merrillville later this month.

October 07, 2011 2:30 pm

Illinoisans head north for Wisconsin labor protests

SPRINGFIELD | The protests over union bargaining rights in Wisconsin are drawing Illinoisans on both sides of the issue north of the border.

February 23, 2011 12:00 am
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