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GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage hikes mean minority unemployment

GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage hikes mean minority unemployment

Urban League President Marc Morial recently announced his organization’s support for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Though Morial believes the higher wage will assist urban areas like Gary and Chicago that his organization represents, the evidence tells a different story.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: This Labor Day, celebrate the American worker

GUEST COMMENTARY: This Labor Day, celebrate the American worker

For many in Indiana and across the country, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer, back-to-school sales and a fun three-day weekend. But it’s more than that for me.

September 03, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois tipped workers make more than double Indiana's

Illinois tipped workers make more than double Indiana's

On a busy day, Jessi Goodman makes hot tea, serves coffee, takes three tables' worth of orders, serves their food, refills coffee, gets the hot sauce and brings dessert -- all in one hour.

August 02, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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Vote ratifies building, road contracts for operating engineers union

Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 "overwhelmingly" ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement Sunday with two Northwest Indiana contractors groups, a union official said.

July 11, 2011 4:30 pm

Vote ratifies building and road contracts

Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 "overwhelmingly" ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement Sunday with two NWI contractors groups, a union official said.

July 11, 2011 4:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Who really makes the minimum wage?

Indiana and Illinois share a border, but the similarities between the two end there.

April 13, 2011 12:00 am

Trucking company cited for violating OT pay rules

A Winfield trucking company and its Wheatfield-based owner will have to pay nearly $51,000 in back wages to 31 employees after a consent order and judgment was entered in federal district court in Hammond in November.

December 21, 2010 12:00 am
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