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Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

HAMMOND | A local union says its negotiations with Lear Corp. are "coming to a head," and a potential walk-out could result in a massive disruption for the local automotive industry. 

September 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 04, 2014 10:50 am Related
Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Union grievance officer files suit against ArcelorMittal

HAMMOND | A union grievance officer is claiming he was discriminated against while employed at the ArcelorMittal's Indiana Harbor West facility.

August 18, 2014 5:00 pm
Glenda Ritz talks to Joe Zimmerman

Glenda Ritz talks to Joe Zimmerman

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz talks to Gary Teachers Union President Joe Zimmerman before speaking to teachers at the Gary Teachers Union office in Gary.

August 10, 2014 7:05 pm
State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional until the Indiana Supreme Court weighs in.

July 24, 2014 9:00 pm Related
MARC CHASE: A date with history and the 'Bloody 9th'

MARC CHASE: A date with history and the 'Bloody 9th'

Perhaps it will be like the summer day described in one of Hoosier author Ambrose Bierce's late 19th century short stories when I visit Stones River National Battlefield later this week in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

United Auto Workers plan to increase dues

The United Auto Workers union wants to boost dues by 25 percent to rebuild its strike fund before entering into contractor negotiations next year.

May 30, 2014 5:00 am
Operating Engineers Local 150 on strike against Superior

Operating Engineers Local 150 on strike against Superior

MERRILLVILLE | The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 is now officially on strike against Superior Construction Co. Inc. at several of its job sites, confirmed David Fagan, financial secretary for Local 150, on Thursday.

May 29, 2014 2:35 pm
MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

"I see beyond the forest the moving banners of a hidden column. Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think of life, not death — of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring."

May 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana CEOs made nearly 100 times as much as their employees

Top corporate executives in Indiana made 99 times more than the average worker last year, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO union.

May 26, 2014 11:00 am
Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership had plummeted by 24 percent in Indiana over the last decade, and fewer than one out of every 10 Hoosier workers now belong to a union.

May 03, 2014 9:43 pm

Behavioral health workers vote to unionize

An overwhelming majority of the 130 behavioral health workers at Regional Mental Health Center Southlake campus voted last week to unionize.

April 14, 2014 11:00 am

Unionizing athletes keeps more lawyers employed

Unionizing college athletes will accomplish only one thing: Keeping about a half-million lawyers on someone's payroll.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Past region 'rebel' provides contemporary lesson

MARC CHASE: Past region 'rebel' provides contemporary lesson

Northwest Indiana loves the grit of folks who go against the grain.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

Get the chip off your shoulder, Region Rats. Many of you sorely underestimate the meaningful roles your forefathers played in one of our nation's most pivotal eras.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
Steel center workers striking in Portage

Steel center workers striking in Portage

PORTAGE | Workers have gone on strike at a steel service center in Portage.

February 12, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Coats seeks to unite federal Commerce, Labor departments

Coats seeks to unite federal Commerce, Labor departments

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., believes it's time to reunite the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Labor into a single federal agency 100 years after they were separated.

December 22, 2013 9:45 pm
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