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Major ramifications come with Northwestern union decision

VALPARAISO | The National Labor Relations Board delivered a decision last week that could dramatically alter the landscape for collegiate athletics across the country.

April 03, 2014 5:42 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions look to legal loopholes this Labor Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions look to legal loopholes this Labor Day

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…

September 02, 2013 7:25 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions protect all working people

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions protect all working people

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.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

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…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
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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No resolution on tap in roofers' strike

No resolution on tap in roofers' strike

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.

July 02, 2012 3:30 pm Photos

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Roofing job assist rankles union on strike

Roofing job assist rankles union on strike

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.

June 14, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Labor officials setting up RTW complaint rules

Labor officials setting up RTW complaint rules

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.

March 23, 2012 10:30 am Related

Labor says 'right-to-work' impact too soon to gauge

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.

February 06, 2012 3:30 am

Labor says RTW impact too soon to gauge

Opinions vary among labor leaders and attorneys on the impact a right-to-work law will have on Northwest Indiana unions.

February 01, 2012 6:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Right-to-work inevitable, so let's see where it goes

MARK KIESLING: Right-to-work inevitable, so let's see where it goes

Let's just pass the right-to-work legislation and allow the Indiana General Assembly to move on to other topics.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am

Portage City Council delays chamber membership over right-to-work

PORTAGE | Portage is a union city. Officials here don't want that to be forgotten.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am
Union accuses Daniels of flip-flopping on right-to-work

Union accuses Daniels of flip-flopping on right-to-work

A labor union that supported Gov. Mitch Daniels in his two gubernatorial bids claims he privately committed there was no need to make Indiana a right-to-work state.

January 12, 2012 1:45 pm Related

AFL-CIO head visiting region for labor event

HIGHLAND | The president of the one of the nation's largest labor groups is expected to visit the region Jan. 31 for an event the Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor is hosting.

January 10, 2012 12:00 am

Chicago boosting Indiana unions' cause against right-to-work

Chicago-area labor groups are assisting their union brethren in Indiana in an effort to kill right-to-work legislation in the Hoosier State.

January 05, 2012 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Economic inequality, jobs issues must be addressed

GUEST COMMENTARY: Economic inequality, jobs issues must be addressed

The effort to add Indiana to the roster of right-to-work states must be recognized for what it is: the never-ending story by self-serving politicians and their corporate backers in their attempt to destroy unions and ultimately the middle class in our country.

November 30, 2011 12:00 am
Refinery workers voting on policy goals for new contract

Refinery workers voting on policy goals for new contract

Process safety is a top concern the United Steelworkers union plans to bring to the bargaining table with companies such as BP PLC next year.

October 25, 2011 12:00 am
Contractors, union remain apart on new accord

Contractors, union remain apart on new accord

Contractor groups and the local operating engineers union are not close to resolving disputes that prompted a work stoppage, and one side is warning the impasse could give Republicans leverage to make Indiana a right-to-work state.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Council passes pro-union statement

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council voted 5-2 along party lines to approve a pro-union resolution Council President Ted Bilski, D-Hobart, said is crucial to help protect workers' bargaining rights.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am

Local building unions make a play for PLAs with municipalities, developers

A Northwest Indiana group representing unionized building and construction trade workers has a New Year's resolution to secure more job commitments for its members.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am
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