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Pressure rises over Lake County government pay raises

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting it from all sides in the debate over potential county employee pay raises in 2015.

September 18, 2014 11:10 am

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: Apprenticeships build nation's future

GUEST COMMENTARY: Apprenticeships build nation's future

When you hear the word “apprenticeship,” what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are still reaping the benefits. George Washington apprenticed as a land surveyor before his military and polit…

September 09, 2014 12:00 am
Partnership graduates first class of certified production technicians

Partnership graduates first class of certified production technicians

PORTAGE | Belinda Holbrook called the Certified Production Technician program from which she and seven others graduated Monday a "blessing."

September 08, 2014 6:45 pm
RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

There are those who say the Indiana right-to-work law would be better named the right-to-work-for-less law.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 04, 2014 10:50 am Related
Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Celebrating the value of work

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Celebrating the value of work

“It was working men and women who made the 20th Century the American century.” -- President Barack Obama

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Opposition over the use of non-union and non-local labor on one phase of the $260 million Pratt Industries expansion project erupted Thursday in a protest involving more than 100 union members.

August 28, 2014 11:45 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Employee benefits are only part of story

GUEST COMMENTARY: Employee benefits are only part of story

In a recent column entitled "Commissioners Want To Burden Public, Not Workers," Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross relied on biased and incomplete reporting to bash our dedicated county employees.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras has rejected Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras postpone his decision finding Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional.

August 20, 2014 6:15 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Steel is essential part of new economic path

GUEST COMMENTARY: Steel is essential part of new economic path

Recent reports addressing the decline in steel jobs in Northwest Indiana fail to paint a complete picture. What’s missing in discussions of the need for a new economic path is that the steel industry — and ArcelorMittal in particular — is taking the necessary actions to improve our competiti…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Commissioners want to burden public, not workers

DOUG ROSS: Commissioners want to burden public, not workers

If this were Porter County's version of "Sesame Street," I'd be singing, "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just isn't the same."

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana shouldn't jump at work share opportunity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana shouldn't jump at work share opportunity

At dinner, the 4-year-old reported her nursery school classmate, Billy, had a bad day and acted mean. When asked what the teacher did, the child replied wide-eyed, “She took away Billy’s job.”

August 05, 2014 12:05 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

Admittedly, we’re a little biased, but the Indiana INTERNnet and Indiana Chamber teams believe your company is not operating at full capacity if you aren’t hosting an internship program. Missing out on increased productivity, new creative energy and an efficient recruiting strategy, yes – bu…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

July 25, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional until the Indiana Supreme Court weighs in.

July 24, 2014 9:00 pm Related
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July 05, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s lead on paid leave

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s lead on paid leave

Forty years ago this weekend, my father died of a heart attack at age 52. I was 12, so as time goes by I remember less and less about him. But one vivid memory is of him always coming to my baseball games. And so when I had children, I promised myself I would do the same – not just to be in …

June 27, 2014 7:00 pm
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