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Walmart warehouse workers protest freezing conditions

Walmart warehouse workers protest freezing conditions

HAMMOND | Warehouse workers marched through a local Walmart Supercenter on Tuesday to protest frigid working conditions.

January 28, 2014 7:30 pm

No union bust in region

Union membership in Northwest Indiana is holding steady despite membership rates at their lowest level in decades in the rest of the state and the country as a whole.

May 04, 2013 2:32 pm
Somber day highlights workers sacrifice

Somber day highlights workers sacrifice

Jim Robinson, director of United Steelworkers District 7, right, speaks Thursday morning at the United Steelworkers Local 1010 building for the 2012 Workers Memorial Day service.

April 26, 2012 4:05 pm
Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Jim Robinson, director of United Steelworkers District 7, right, speaks Thursday morning to nearly 200 steelworkers and the families of deceased steelworkers gathered at the United Steelworkers Local 1010 building for the Workers Memorial Day service. Union representatives, safety and plant …

April 26, 2012 4:05 pm
Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Frederico DeHoyos Jr., of Whiting, holds his daughter, Adela, 4, Thursday morning at the United Steelworkers Local 1010 building during a Workers Memorial Day service. DeHoyos' father, Frederico DeHoyos Sr., was killed in 1979 in an accident in a steel mill in the harbor. Union representativ…

April 26, 2012 4:00 pm
Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Nearly 200 steelworkers and the families of deceased steelworkers gathered Thursday morning at the United Steelworkers Local 1010 building for a Workers Memorial Day service.

April 26, 2012 4:00 pm
Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

A memorial that lists 389 names of steelworkers who have died in the mills since 1926 adorns a wall in the USW Local 1010 union hall. Nearly 200 steelworkers and the families of deceased steelworkers gathered Thursday morning at the United Steelworkers Local 1010 building for the 2012 Worker…

April 26, 2012 4:00 pm

USW, BP avert strike on 3-year tentative deal

Negotiators from the United Steelworkers and the lead company bargaining on behalf of oil refiners reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on a new three-year labor contract.

January 31, 2012 9:00 pm
Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Judy Terek, labor liaison for AFL-CIO community services, speaks Wednesday during the Workers Memorial vigil at Ted Hansen Memorial Park in Hobart.

April 27, 2011 8:18 pm
Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

With Marge Hansen at his side, Hobart Mayor Brian Snedacor says a few words Wednesday at the Workers Memorial vigil at Ted Hansen Memorial Park in Hobart. Hansen's son, Ted Hansen, was killed while fighting a fire in Hobart.

April 27, 2011 8:18 pm
Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Somber day highlights worker sacrifice

Hobart Fire Chief Brian Taylor and his wife, Andrea, light candles Wednesday during the Workers Memorial vigil at Ted Hansen Memorial Park in Hobart.

April 27, 2011 8:18 pm
Region makes strides in environmental issues

Region makes strides in environmental issues

Ray Kasmark, business manager and financial secretary for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697, looks out windows in what became the computer lab in IBEW's new facility.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
Region makes strides in environmental issues

Region makes strides in environmental issues

Ray Kasmark, business manager and fnancial secretary for IBEW Local 697, stands near one of the solar panel assemblies on the roof of the union's new school and union hall in Merrillville. The 42,000-square-foot facility houses an apprenticeship school, union hall and credit union.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
Region makes strides in environmental issues

Region makes strides in environmental issues

The new hall for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697 houses an apprenticeship school, union hall and credit union. The building is certified by LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — with a gold rating, which means the building uses many recycled mat…

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
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