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  1. UAW workers in NW Indiana approve Lear contractRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Southtown Star

    Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in Hammond, Indiana, that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others. The United Auto Workers said in a statement that members of Local 2335 had "overwhelmingly" backed the four-year contract.

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  2. National Briefs: Wildfire wreaks destructionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... also heavily impacted by a crash in prices of ethanol and the fact that winter-grade gasoline costs less to produce. HAMMOND, Ind. - Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that ...

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  3. UAW workers in Indiana approve Lear Corp. contractRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

    ... ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming 710 KNUS events, movie screening passes, giveaways and more! HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that ...

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  4. Firm sues school district over bidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Post-Tribune

    A Chicago company is suing the School City of Hammond, claiming the school district gave a competing business an unfair advantage in a bidding process this summer. Illinois Mechanical Sales filed the lawsuit Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

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  5. Indiana Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act False Statement ViolationsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 18 | PressReleasePoint

    Calumite Company LLC , a manufacturer of an additive used in the production of glass, entered a plea of guilty today in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Indiana, to two Clean Air Act false statement violations. The company has agreed to pay a $325,000 fine, serve a two-year term of probation, and implement an environmental compliance plan that includes an annual environmental compliance training program.

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  6. Lear contract first step in eliminating two-tier wages, Canadian union chief saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Automotive News

    ... over a 10-year period. Under two-tier, hires never catch up to veteran co-workers. The new UAW agreement at Lear's Hammond, Ind., seat plant has similar provisions to allow hires to over time catch seasoned workers at a maximum of $21.58 an hour. A ...

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  7. Third arrest in shooting death of retired CPD sergeant during home invasionRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 17 | WLS-AM Chicago

    A third person has been arrested in a home invasion that left a 73-year-old retired Chicago police sergeant dead. Chicago Police announced Wednesday afternoon that a third man is in custody in Hammond, Indiana and he is facing extradition back to Illinois.

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  8. 16-year-old is second person charged in murder of Chicago Police sergeantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | My FOX Chicago

    ... Elmer Brown's home the night of the incident last spring, Cook County prosecutors said. Jesse Kazmierski, of Hammond, Ind., was charged with the deadly home invasion earlier this month. He also is being held without bond and is awaiting trial at ...

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  9. Police: Boy, 16, accused in retired sergeant's slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Chicago Tribune

    ... death and also stealing multiple items, according to a police report. Already charged is Jesse Kazmierski, 18, of Hammond, Ind., who was ordered held without bond in court earlier this month. Kazmierski was charged with murder and felony home ...

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  10. UAW deal with Lear would shed two-tier wages at Ind. plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Automotive News

    ... that pays new-hires less than their veteran colleagues, a union official said. representing 760 workers at the Hammond, Ind., plant tentatively agreed Sunday to a new contract. If ratified, it would eventually eliminate so-called two-tier wages, ...

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  11. UAW Ends Two-Tier Wages at LearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Wall Street Journal

    Lear Corp. agreed to abandon its entry-level wage for new employees after months of difficult negotiations and a strike by United Auto Workers union workers, a move that poses a challenge to auto makers that have used cut-rate wages to lower their costs. The Southfield, Mich., auto-parts maker's Hammond, Ind., factory would pay new union workers the same as veterans under the proposed plan.

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  12. Union applauds U.S. auto deal to end two-tier wagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | The Windsor Star

    ... is symbolic for what is going to happen in 2015." UAW local 2335, which represents 760 workers at a seat plant in Hammond, Ind., reached the tentative agreement with Lear on the weekend following two months of negotiations and a one-day strike. The ...

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  13. Strike shows restless UAW is going after two-tier wage systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Automotive News

    The union struck on Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in Hammond, Ind., that makes seats for Ford Motor Co.' s Chicago Assembly Plant.

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  14. Most children released after Indiana bus crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    A northwestern Indiana church says only one of 34 students had to be hospitalized after a bus rolled onto its side in southern Indiana. First Baptist Church of Hammond administrative pastor Eddie Lapina tells The Times of Munster that a girl with a possible broken arm was taken to a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

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  15. Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | WFIE-TV Evansville

    ... County are out of the hospital. The bus carrying 39 people, including 34 children from First Baptist Church in Hammond, IN, dropped off the road and slid down a 20-foot embankment, landing on its side. 6. Clowning around - Police in Lexington are ...

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  16. Ashley L. Conti / The Star Press 2012 file photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | The Indianapolis Star

    ... of 34 students had to be hospitalized after a bus rolled onto its side in southern Indiana. First Baptist Church of Hammond administrative pastor Eddie Lapina tells The Times of Munster that a girl with a possible broken arm was taken to a hospital ...

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  17. 34 girls onboard church bus that crashed in Harrison CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | WLKY-TV Louisville

    A bus carrying 34 freshmen and sophomore girls from Hammond Baptist Church, near Chicago, crashed in Harrison County on Monday. DOZENS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS AFTER THEIR BUS FALLS OFF THE ROAD AND TUMBLES INTO A DITCH.

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  18. Workers strike Lear plant in Hammond, IndianaRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Detroit Free Press

    The plant, about 28 miles southeast of Chicago in Hammond, employs 760 workers making seats for the Explorer and Taurus models produced at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant. The Ford plant could be vulnerable to any serious supply chain disruption because it operates on a just-in-time basis, meaning it receives parts sometimes just hours before installing them in vehicles rather than warehousing them on site.

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  19. UAW strike at Lear plant in Indiana ends after 1 dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Automotive News

    ... plant in Chicago was ended after one day. Lear plans to release details of a new agreement reached Sunday with the Hammond, Ind., workers after UAW Local 2335 members vote to ratify the contract next weekend, Lear Corp. Vice President Mel Stephens ...

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  20. Strike at Lear's plant in Hammond ends with new contract after one dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Business Journal

    Workers at a Lear Corporation plant in Hammond, Indiana, went on strike Saturday morning over frustration with ongoing contract negotiations, but the two sides reached agreement on a new deal just one day later. The 760-worker plant produces auto seats for Ford Motor Company vehicles, the Chicago Tribune reported, and most employees there earn between $11 and $14 per hour .

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