Two Lake County municipalities have project labor agreement requirements for certain developments, and other local communities will be asked to consider taking similar action.
CROWN POINT | Randy Palmateer asked Lake County officials Wednesday to rate his first year as their representative on the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners wants local union leader Randy Palmateer to be the county's representative on the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
CROWN POINT | A new year shake-up of personnel on key city panels included the addition of BP spokesman Tom Keilman and trade union representative Randy Palmateer.
WHITING | Many Northwest Indiana residents remain divided on how beneficial BP's multibillion-dollar Whiting Refinery expansion is for the region.
A region union official has avoided a drunken driving case by pleading guilty to reckless driving, Lake County court records show.
CROWN POINT | A region union official and member of a city commission faces charges of drunken driving and endangering a person following his arrest earlier this week.
As unions loudly express outrage over a Republican-sponsored and now-dead right-to-work bill in Indianapolis, they are standing behind their large donations to state Republican causes.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Redevelopment Commission voted Wednesday to approve $69,500 in payments to consultants promoting Silverstone Crossing, a proposed retail-office complex that could include a luxury hotel, convention center, water park and dome in Hobart.
Union officials hope project labor agreements associated with high-profile construction in the region will help create confidence and inspire the private sector to use them.
Plans for maintenance activities and building projects by some of Northwest Indiana's largest employers are expected to buoy construction activity next year, two local construction industry leaders said.
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