LAKE STATION | A recent national police crackdown aimed at impaired driving and motorcycle riding proved a success, police Lt. John McDaniel said.
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…
Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…
Crown Point firefighter Ryan Cusak eats pizza while petting Jake, the department's new disaster search and rescue dog at the fire station. Langels Pizza delivered pizzas to Crown Point' firefighters and police officers Monday to thank them on Labor Day for their labors every day.
Crown Point firefighters eat pizza Monday at the station. Langels Pizza delivered pizzas to both the Crown Point Fire Department and the Police Department Monday to thank them on Labor Day for their labors every day.
Members of the Lowell Fire Department ride a ladder truck Monday on Commercial Avenue near Burr during Lowell's annual Labor Day parade.
Members of the American Legion march Monday in the 94th annual Lowell Labor Day parade that left from the high school and ended near Mill Street. The parade is the oldest in the state and seems to grow every year. Some residents estimated the parade to last for more than three hours.
Tasha Curley, of Crown Point, dresses as Lady Liberty in the 94th annual Lowell Labor Day parade.
Members of the Teamsters Local 142 walk Monday in Lowell's annual Labor Day parade. Several labor groups were represented in the parade, touted as the oldest in the state, and perhaps one of the biggest.
Labor Day is a celebration of the incredible contributions of America’s working people. Through sweat, sacrifice and innovation, workers built this great state and nation. And we continue to make it work every day.
Labor Day is about celebrating workers, not union bosses. But as union bosses rush for face time to show they “stand with workers,” what is often forgotten on Labor Day is why 93 percent of private-sector workers have chosen not to stand with a union – bringing union membership to a historical low.
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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.
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…
Judy Nelson, Rensselaer | "Taking it easy. I'm a big flag person. Displaying the flag, wearing my flag jewelry and remembering."
Region views on Labor Day
Sharon Pluard, Munster | "Usually I'll labor outdoors doing yard work and then try to have some sort of fun in the afternoon."
Jerry Nangel, Valparaiso | "Celebrate the good union men that made this country. Recognize the labor and good pay."
Dieter Peiser, Munster | "Years ago I've thought it as a union-type situation, but now it's in honor of all the working people. Our labor is what makes this nation great, and it shouldn't be stereotyped."
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