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 is about celebrating workers, not union bosses. But as union bosses rush for face time to show they “stand with workers,” what is often forgotten on Labor Day is why 93 percent of private-sector workers have chosen not to stand with a union – bringing union membership to a historical low.
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…
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.
Leon Lynch, a longtime union labor activist who started his career as a steelworker in East Chicago and was the first African-American to hold a senior-level position in a U.S. labor union, died Friday. He was 76 and died in Memphis, Tenn.
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.
The Indiana General Assembly's 2012 session will be fraught with risk for Democrats and Republicans alike. At some point, lawmakers will have to vote on right-to-work legislation, and those votes will carry political consequences.
Indiana does not need to become the nation's 23rd "right-to-work" state.
Current and outgoing Northwest Indiana labor union officials say recent leadership changes signal a call for younger generations of workers to be involved in advocacy efforts.
City of Gary employee Antoine Brown worries about the American Dream becoming unattainable for many families.
The impact of labor unions often is seen as uniform over history. But today, labor cartels are less useful because labor markets are more competitive. And it is increasingly difficult for unions to achieve their goals because product markets have become far more competitive.
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