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.
Things are looking up for steelmakers after a rough patch during the economic downturn and a winter weather-chilled first quarter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARVEY | Steelworkers and Allied Tube and Conduit reached a new agreement after a marathon negotiating session over the weekend, ending a week-long strike.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | USW Local 6787 has announced its endorsements of candidates for 2014 state legislative races.
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.
An ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steelworker has died from injuries suffered when he fell into scalding water at the mill in February.
GARY | A new union leader is representing thousands of steelworkers in Indiana and Illinois.
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.
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