PORTAGE | For the last month, striking workers have crowded around burn barrels in subzero temperatures and blizzard-like conditions outside a steel service center.
PORTAGE | Workers have gone on strike at a steel service center in Portage.
The steel industry got a boost from strong car sales in 2013, which hopefully should continue into this year, said Susan Zlajic, manager of government affairs at ArcelorMittal USA Inc.
GARY | The nation's highest court has ruled Northwest Indiana steelworkers should not get back pay for the time they spent putting on hard hats and other protective gear before clocking in, or taking it off at the end of the shift.
The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.
ArcelorMittal has decided to reopen a Tennessee steel finishing plant it had closed three years ago because demand had dropped so much.
EAST CHICAGO | Two contractors who were injured during a fatal accident at an East Chicago steel mill remain hospitalized.
A Valparaiso man who was working as a contractor at the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor West steel mill in East Chicago was killed in an accident Wednesday morning. Two other contractors were injured.
Most employees are accustomed to getting paid the moment they sit down at their desk or punch in at their workplace.
PORTAGE | John Pullan, Chet Peebly and Tommy Lowry will never be forgotten.
Steelmakers continue to struggle with weak demand, low prices and overcapacity.
The steel industry continues to struggle despite rising orders from automakers, who have added third shifts and new employees to keep pace with their turbocharged sales.
The United Steelworkers Young Workers Movement of District 7 will end its second annual Black Labor Week celebration with a Feb. 22 program called "Celebration of Civil Rights."
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EAST CHICAGO | Like ghosts from the past, the roar of the basic oxygen furnace at Inland Steel and the crackle of voices on walkie-talkies filled the union hall Friday as dozens of members of United Steel Workers Local 1010 listened to a 1971 radio broadcast by humorist Jean Shepherd.
A local United Steelworkers contract negotiating committee and Cargill Inc. representatives will head back to the bargaining table as employees from the company's Hammond facility rejected a tentative contract agreement reached earlier in the month.
Lake Circuit Judge George Paras ruled Tuesday the United Steelworkers' lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Indiana's right-to-work law can proceed.
The United Steelworkers said Thursday that its members working at ArcelorMittal USA facilities have ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.
United Steelworkers Local 1010 is hosting two informational meetings Saturday in East Chicago to discuss the provisions in the new three-year labor agreement reached with ArcelorMittal last month.
The United Steelworkers will count ballots Oct. 18 from its 14,000 members employed at ArcelorMittal USA facilities on whether a tentative three-year agreement should be ratified.
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