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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Several courts are weighing a host of legal questions about Michigan's right-to-work law, including how it was passed and how it will affect tens of thousands of public workers, however, none were expected to issue rulings...
South Bend TribuneMISHAWAKA -- Newly elected U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski spoke to The Tribune on Thursday about her vote to suspend the federal debt ceiling, federal pay and other fiscal issues facing the 113th Congress. Along with 86 Democrats and 199 Republicans,...
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Most Indiana state workers will receive pay increases next month based on positive performance reviews. Governor Mitch Daniels says that three-fourths of eligible state workers will receive 3% raises for meeting expectations. About one in 10 will...
ELKHART – A proposal requiring all city workers in Elkhart to take furloughs this year won't be needed after all. City leaders found other ways to make cuts. That means employees won't have to take days off without pay. Mayor Dick Moore wanted...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's public labor unions say they have little left to lose even if the results of Wisconsin's recall election inspire Hoosier lawmakers to push anti-union legislation even further. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a...
SOUTH BEND – Political gridlock in Washington and unrest in the stock market haven't kept some local companies from growing.† More than 60 area businesses from actively recruited new hires at a job fair Tuesday at IU South Bend.† Fair organizers...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterAt a time when many companies are holding back, Schafer Gear in South Bend is expanding. Some luck is involved, according to Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Gear, and so is some fortunate timing, said Stan Blenke, the company’s executive vice...
BENTON HARBOR – It took about five months, but Benton Harbor's police and fire unions finally reached an agreement for cops and firefighters to do both jobs.† The city's emergency financial manager says it will eventually make the city self-reliant....
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CASSOPOLIS -- At K & M Machine Fabricating in Cassopolis, workers play a part in building some of the biggest mining and off-road construction equipment in the world. And the company's Chief Financial Officer says these days, business is good. "Our...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan teachers, state government workers, university employees, police and firefighters are struggling to hang onto the protections they've had in the past. Bills have been introduced to end binding arbitration for contract...
I just finished reading the column by my friend David Haugh in Monday’s June 6th Chicago Tribune. Seems my pal is calling for the Chicago Cubs to immediately trade Carlos Zambrono or possibly hang him from the tallest tree in Cook County. This...
ELKHART COUNTY -- The latest national jobless numbers are out and they're not great. The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent. The economy added jobs in May at the slowest pace since last fall. It used to be that starting in May, we'd see a spike in...
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