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…
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.
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…
The polls are in on the massive inflatable rats visible last week from a construction site on Broadway in Crown Point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago-area labor groups are assisting their union brethren in Indiana in an effort to kill right-to-work legislation in the Hoosier State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Representatives from three Northwest Indiana labor unions led a picket Monday against contractors in Merrillville amid concerns that the companies don't pay what the unions describe as the area's standard wage.
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