Suppose a bare majority of the eateries in your town forces all the others into a dues-imposing “restaurant association” that fixes prices, hours and terms of service for all of them.
Concerns about how Indiana's right-to-work law will apply to new labor agreement provisions has grounded talks between a Merrillville union and a group of local roofing contractors.
After more than a month of failed talks, a Merrillville-based roofers' union and a group of roofing contractors have yet to resolve their differences in efforts to reach a new labor agreement.
EAST CHICAGO | While most members of a local roofing union are on strike, area roofing contractors said Thursday they're using an all-hands-on-deck approach to help a Hammond-based firm finish one of its important projects.
It has been more than a week since members of a Merrillville-based union went on strike following an impasse in contract negotiations with local contractors.
First off, let me go on the record as being against the new Indiana right-to-work law.
The Indiana Department of Labor has adopted preliminary rules establishing the procedure for handling alleged violations of the state's new right-to-work law.
An Illinois-based union has dropped its request for a judge to block a part of the law that made Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state.
INDIANAPOLIS | Labor leaders have been quietly reviewing Indiana's new right-to-work law but are mum on whether they will go to court to try to stop the law before its main provision takes effect March 14.
PORTAGE | There are three things that equalize people in this nation — our form of government, "Sam Colt's pistol" and labor unions, Councilman Ted Uzelac said.
Opinions vary among labor leaders and attorneys on the impact a right-to-work law will have on Northwest Indiana unions. A few are convinced unions will remain active parts of Hoosier workplaces.
Opinions vary among labor leaders and attorneys on the impact a right-to-work law will have on Northwest Indiana unions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's right-to-work law took effect Wednesday, prohibiting a business and a union from agreeing to charge fees to nonunion employees for union-provided representation and grievance services. Employees covered by an existing contract cannot opt out of paying union fees unti…
The right-to-work bill, which caused the lengthy Democratic walkout in the Indiana Legislature last year and intermittent interruptions this year, is back as expected and has been moved on to the state Senate.
The intense focus and scorched-earth tactics by both sides on the right-to-work issue in the Indiana General Assembly have delayed action on proposals that could bring more immediate economic benefit to Northwest Indiana and the state.
I am an elected Republican Newton County Council member and a proud dues-paying Local Union 597 pipefitter. I am not writing as a representative of my local nor as an elected official. My alarm and cause for fervently opposing this right-to-work bill is as a concerned citizen who aligns hims…
Leaders from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 said Monday responses to an open records request to Indiana leaders seeking right to work information has produced little proof the legislation will spur job creation efforts.
Northwest Indiana is dying, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Let's just pass the right-to-work legislation and allow the Indiana General Assembly to move on to other topics.
PORTAGE | Portage is a union city. Officials here don't want that to be forgotten.
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