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Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller's appeals of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional appear likely to be consolidated before the cases are heard by the Indiana Supreme Court.

August 25, 2014 7:00 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
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
Steelworkers union fighting against imports

Steelworkers union fighting against imports

Steel imports are up 33 percent so far this year, while even more than 20 percent of U.S. steelmaking capacity has been sitting idle.

July 08, 2014 11:17 pm Photos

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Steelworkers end Allied Tube and Conduit strike

HARVEY | Steelworkers and Allied Tube and Conduit reached a new agreement after a marathon negotiating session over the weekend, ending a week-long strike.

May 05, 2014 3:00 pm
STEEL: Automotive sales, construction key for steel industry

STEEL: Automotive sales, construction key for steel industry

Demand for steel was relatively flat in the United States in 2013, but AcrelorMittal is expecting a 4 percent increase in demand and shipments this year.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Allied Tube and Conduit workers go on strike

HARVEY | About 460 workers went on strike Monday at the Allied Tube and Conduit plant after company management proposed changes, including freezing pension benefits and increasing out-of-pocket expenses for health insurance.

May 01, 2014 12:30 pm

USW 6787 endorses Moseley, Porter

PORTAGE | USW Local 6787 has announced its endorsements of candidates for 2014 state legislative races.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Football players wrong to tackle Northwestern

RICH JAMES: Football players wrong to tackle Northwestern

I find it a bit odd that steelworkers in Gary, East Chicago, Burns Harbor and other places are financing the Northwestern University football players' fight to unionize.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

ArcelorMittal worker dies after February incident

An ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steelworker has died from injuries suffered when he fell into scalding water at the mill in February.

March 26, 2014 11:13 am
Steelworkers elect new director

Steelworkers elect new director

GARY | A new union leader is representing thousands of steelworkers in Indiana and Illinois.

March 22, 2014 5:30 am
Striking workers to vote on company proposal to cut jobs

Striking workers to vote on company proposal to cut jobs

PORTAGE | For the last month, striking workers have crowded around burn barrels in subzero temperatures and blizzard-like conditions outside a steel service center.

March 12, 2014 1:57 pm
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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STEEL: Shipments strong to auto, appliance industries

STEEL: Shipments strong to auto, appliance industries

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.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

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.

January 27, 2014 2:45 pm
Manufacturing job growth has fallen short of goal

Manufacturing job growth has fallen short of goal

The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.

January 15, 2014 6:00 am

ArcelorMittal reopens mothballed Tennessee finishing plant

ArcelorMittal has decided to reopen a Tennessee steel finishing plant it had closed three years ago because demand had dropped so much.

January 04, 2014 10:47 am

Two workers still recovering after accident at Indiana Harbor West

EAST CHICAGO | Two contractors who were injured during a fatal accident at an East Chicago steel mill remain hospitalized.

November 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Accident kills contractor at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago

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.

November 13, 2013 4:00 pm
Should steelworkers get paid to get ready for work?

Should steelworkers get paid to get ready for work?

Most employees are accustomed to getting paid the moment they sit down at their desk or punch in at their workplace.

October 25, 2013 8:30 pm
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