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ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

EAST CHICAGO | Labor unions secured weekends, breaks, paid vacations, sick leaves, 8-hour workdays and countless other benefits you might have seen enumerated on bumper stickers or in chain emails. 

August 29, 2014 5:00 am
Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Opposition over the use of non-union and non-local labor on one phase of the $260 million Pratt Industries expansion project erupted Thursday in a protest involving more than 100 union members.

August 28, 2014 11:45 am
Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras has rejected Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras postpone his decision finding Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional.

August 20, 2014 6:15 pm Related

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

July 25, 2014 4:52 pm Photos


Lake Co. judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County judge struck down Indiana's right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law passed in 2012.

July 23, 2014 7:19 pm
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July 05, 2014 12:00 am

NIPSCO unions ratify 5-year contracts

Members of USW locals representing operations and clerical workers at NIPSCO have ratified five-year contracts calling for raises averaging a little more than 3 percent per year.

June 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Valparaiso attorney appointed to Presidential Emergency Board

VALPARAISO | President Barack Obama has appointed Valparaiso attorney Ann Kenis to a Presidential Emergency Board to arbitrate a transportation dispute in Philadelphia. 

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Operating Engineers reach tentative agreement with Superior

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has reached a tentative contract agreement with Superior Construction and union members were back on the job at construction sites Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 12:45 pm

Warehouse workers file National Labor Relations Board complaint

HAMMOND | Warehouse workers who objected to working in minus 15 degree Fahrenheit weather this winter filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board this week. 

April 18, 2014 5:00 pm
State lawmakers face packed agenda

State lawmakers face packed agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week session that's almost certain to garner national attention, put more than $1 billion in local government funding at risk and determine the future of Ind…

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Zoeller asks Supreme Court to restore right-to-work law

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to restore right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has begun receiving written arguments over whether Lake Superior Judge John Sedia correctly ruled the state's 2012 right-to-work law unconstitutional.

December 18, 2013 5:30 pm Related

Pension ruling could take years

SPRINGFIELD | It easily could be 2016 before Illinoisans know whether new changes to the state’s pension systems are legal, a University of Illinois law professor said Friday.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am

Steelworker elected president of Indiana AFL-CIO

INDIANAPOLIS | Brett Voorhies, an Indianapolis member of the United Steelworkers Union, was elected Tuesday president of the Indiana AFL-CIO, a federation of 800 local unions representing more than 300,000 Hoosier workers.

December 03, 2013 6:00 pm

Return unions' power to members, not leaders

Just a question for these proud union people. Before you get angry I was a union officer and held a few different jobs in the union for over 35 years. That out of the way, I wonder how you feel as the unions today stand by and watch while your jobs go to China.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Not such sweet industry news from Bake-Off

OFFBEAT: Not such sweet industry news from Bake-Off

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Tallian honored for supporting small business

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, was honored as a "Small Business Champion" Monday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

November 18, 2013 2:42 pm

Illinois unions hold strong despite blows to labor

CHICAGO | Across the middle of the country, organized labor has taken one hit after another in places that were once union strongholds: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana, where workers lost bargaining power and saw their ranks shrink, leaving them weaker than almost any time in the past century.

November 05, 2013 12:00 am

Topinka: Funds needed for state worker back pay

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A supplemental appropriation is needed to come up with the money to fund back pay for state workers, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said.

October 30, 2013 6:30 pm

Unions will decline until labor purges hypocrites

Organized labor is united under the umbrella of the AFL-CIO, whose president, Richard Trumka, has recently made a decision that makes any labor leader who opposes right-to-work a hypocrite.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
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