The economy is recovering, but the wealth that has been generated is not being shared widely, a local labor leader said.
Too many people are still out of work, a local labor leader said.
Mike Millsap was misidentified in a story that appeared in some editions on Friday. Millsap is a United Steelworkers District 7 subdirector. Jim Robinson is USW District 7 director.
Work remains steady at Northwest Indiana’s major manufacturers, but a local union leader said the number of job would increase if there were more construction projects and infrastructure spending.
When USW District 7 Director Jim Robinson railed about pay disparities last month, he was talking about the private sector. If he thinks that system is broken, he should see what's happening in the public sector.
In its 70 years of existence, the United Steelworkers union has battled through economic collapses, social struggles and internal political bickering.
At least three United Steelworkers union locals representing steel industry workers in Northwest Indiana will have new leadership starting a three-year term this month.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats have ended their three-day boycott of Indiana House sessions. Democrats were present on the House floor at 12:30 p.m. region time Monday and answered the attendance roll call for the first time since the 2012 legislative session began.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hundreds of Northwest Indiana union workers will be at the Statehouse on Tuesday hoping to speak with state lawmakers as they convene for the ceremonial first day of the legislative session, known as Organization Day.
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