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Collective Bargaining

Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership had plummeted by 24 percent in Indiana over the last decade, and fewer than one out of every 10 Hoosier workers now belong to a union.

May 03, 2014 9:43 pm

Portage employee contracts get board's OK

PORTAGE | The Portage Board of Works on Monday gave its approval to three employee collective bargaining agreements.

January 13, 2014 7:30 pm

Portage firefighters ratify contract

PORTAGE | Portage firefighters ratified their new contract this week with a vote of 36 to 3.

November 28, 2013 9:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions protect all working people

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions protect all working people

Labor Day means many things to many people, the unofficial last day of summer, an odd day off before school really kicks in. A day to sleep in and maybe to grill out with friend and family. Yes, it is a great day to do all of those things, but in reality, the day represents so much more.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

Organizational survival requires changing with the times. Unions in America have reached that stage – forced to transform to try to halt a steadily declining membership base and to more effectively serve their customers. It’s up to them to make their membership attractive and valuable to its…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

USW ratifies U.S. Steel contract

United States Steel Corp. said Friday its United Steelworkers-represented employees have ratified new three-year collective bargaining agreements.

September 28, 2012 5:30 pm
Much ado about dues

Much ado about dues

Concerns about how Indiana's right-to-work law will apply to new labor agreement provisions has grounded talks between a Merrillville union and a group of local roofing contractors.

July 13, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Union in 'issue identification' stage in steel contract talks

Contract talks are warming up along with summer temperatures involving the United Steelworkers and representatives from ArcelorMittal USA and United States Steel Corp.

July 05, 2012 3:00 pm
No resolution on tap in roofers' strike

No resolution on tap in roofers' strike

After more than a month of failed talks, a Merrillville-based roofers' union and a group of roofing contractors have yet to resolve their differences in efforts to reach a new labor agreement.

July 02, 2012 3:30 pm Photos

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Roofing job assist rankles union on strike

Roofing job assist rankles union on strike

EAST CHICAGO | While most members of a local roofing union are on strike, area roofing contractors said Thursday they're using an all-hands-on-deck approach to help a Hammond-based firm finish one of its important projects.

June 14, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Portage council votes to participate in union negotiations

PORTAGE | The City Council last week passed an ordinance 5-2 amending collective bargaining procedures after an evening of heated debate.

June 09, 2012 6:30 pm
ANDREA NEAL: ISTA is still crying wolf over education reforms

ANDREA NEAL: ISTA is still crying wolf over education reforms

In Chicago, teachers are poised to go on strike over a pay metric they think is unfair, longer school days they’d rather not work, and class sizes they consider unreasonable.

June 06, 2012 12:00 am
USW AT 70: A union in transition

USW AT 70: A union in transition

In its 70 years of existence, the United Steelworkers union has battled through economic collapses, social struggles and internal political bickering.

May 19, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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Labor says 'right-to-work' impact too soon to gauge

Opinions vary among labor leaders and attorneys on the impact a right-to-work law will have on Northwest Indiana unions. A few are convinced unions will remain active parts of Hoosier workplaces.

February 06, 2012 3:30 am

Labor says RTW impact too soon to gauge

Opinions vary among labor leaders and attorneys on the impact a right-to-work law will have on Northwest Indiana unions.

February 01, 2012 6:00 pm

USW, BP avert strike on 3-year tentative deal

Negotiators from the United Steelworkers and the lead company bargaining on behalf of oil refiners reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on a new three-year labor contract.

January 31, 2012 9:00 pm

M'ville police, FOP will seek contract

MERRILLVILLE | A collective bargaining agreement for Merrillville police may be progressing.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
Indiana lawmakers assess effects of right-to-work proposal

Indiana lawmakers assess effects of right-to-work proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Facts, figures and opinions abounded Tuesday as a legislative committee took testimony on whether a "right-to-work" law would lure businesses to Indiana or reduce the incomes of Hoosiers.

July 26, 2011 3:45 pm Photos

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Vote ratifies building, road contracts for operating engineers union

Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 "overwhelmingly" ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement Sunday with two Northwest Indiana contractors groups, a union official said.

July 11, 2011 4:30 pm

Vote ratifies building and road contracts

Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 "overwhelmingly" ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement Sunday with two NWI contractors groups, a union official said.

July 11, 2011 4:30 pm
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