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Ill. labor unions sue over plan to cut pensions

SPRINGFIELD | Some of the largest public labor unions in Illinois filed a long-awaited lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's new pension reform law, a move that could delay implementation of the landmark measure and have major ramifications in upcoming elections.

January 28, 2014 12:10 pm
MARC CHASE: Inflatable rats don't bring home the bacon

MARC CHASE: Inflatable rats don't bring home the bacon

The polls are in on the massive inflatable rats visible last week from a construction site on Broadway in Crown Point.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Judge asked to strike down right-to-work law

CROWN POINT | Attorneys representing local steel union officials told Lake Circuit Judge George Paras on Tuesday that Indiana's right-to-work law is in conflict with the Indiana Constitution and should be struck down.

October 09, 2012 7:00 pm

Jewel closing Michigan City store

Supermarket operator Jewel-Osco plans to close its Michigan city store in early October and shed 121 workers, according to a notice filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. 

August 10, 2012 3:00 pm

Roofers' union strike ends with contract agreement

A local roofers union and a group of local contractors have reached a tentative contract agreement to resolve a strike that began June 1.

August 01, 2012 1:00 pm
Modern-day labor backers pay tribute to 10 killed in Republic Steel 'massacre'

Modern-day labor backers pay tribute to 10 killed in Republic Steel 'massacre'

CHICAGO | When striking union members who worked at the Republic Steel plant tried to picket near the plant gates 75 years ago, Chicago police used force to drive them back, sending more than 100 to the hospital and 10 to the morgue.

May 26, 2012 9:15 pm Photos

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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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Reception honoring deceased labor leader planned in

Reception honoring deceased labor leader planned in

Family and friends of former labor leader and civil rights activist Leon Lynch will hold a reception in his honor Saturday in Merrillville.

May 15, 2012 12:00 am
Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

PORTAGE | While Curtis Stout did contract work for steel mills in the 1990s, his father James often bragged to friends and co-workers that "my boy was keeping the plant from shutting down."

April 26, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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Rally attacks right-to-work proposal

Rally attacks right-to-work proposal

GARY | Approximately 500 people packed the Teamsters Local 142 building Sunday for a rally against Indiana's proposed right-to-work law.

January 08, 2012 8:10 pm Photos

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Longtime Ironworker turning to lobbying

The venue for the battle may change, but Ironworkers Local 395 Business Manager Mike Summers said he's not planning to stop fighting for workers' rights and labor unions.

May 14, 2011 12:00 am
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