May 13, 2022

Home Childcare Providers call on Governor McKee to settle fair contract

“We work hard, we perform to the highest standards, and we deserve adequate benefits,” said Alexandra Flores,...

May 4, 2022

Problematic Senate minimum wage study commission passes out of committee

“Unwittingly, I gave the Senate President a way to give the proposed commission the appearance of more...

Safeguarding Our Local Economies: Cooperative businesses on display at RI State House
May 4, 2022

Safeguarding Our Local Economies: Cooperative businesses on display at RI State House

“The social and solidarity economy is a different way of understanding the economy that puts people and...

April 26, 2022

Blackstone Valley Community Health Center workers picket for fair contract

“Management needs to think more about us,” said Jessenia Espinal, a Blackstone employee for nine years. “We...

April 20, 2022

Still no compassion for workers at Greenleaf dispensary in Portsmouth

“Quite honestly, [contract negotiations] have kind of stalled,” said Parker Terrell, a member of the Greenleaf Compassion...

April 15, 2022

Is this the year the RI General Assembly does something about wage theft?

” If someone steals your pet or your appliance, and the value is over $1,500, that’s a...

April 7, 2022

An interview with Starbucks barista and union organizer Cassie Burke

“It’s been very fun having local politicians reach out to me, direct message me and stuff like...

March 17, 2022

Bishop Tobin to pensioners: A smile and a nod and I’ll pray for you

“To us, the church is the most culpable in this entire experience,” said Lynn Blais. “This was...

May 4, 2022

Boardman: Survey sheds light on how Rhode Island employers are responding to COVID-19

As Rhode Island continues to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic, how are employers responding? New data sheds...

February 10, 2022

General Assembly has chance to pay janitorial and security workers a fair wage

“Essential janitors and security officers have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Caceres through...

January 24, 2022

How predatory payday lenders keep customers hooked

After paying off the loan, Kieran hoped to put the experience behind him, but then, starting in...

January 3, 2022

How Barrington municipal employees got bumped to $15 min wage for 2022

“Human time and effort is worth at least $15 an hour,” said Barrington Town Councilmember Jacob Brier....

December 29, 2021

Greenleaf bosses fold, meet union demands in Portsmouth

“We encourage workers to continue to organize with each other both within individual companies and across the...

Boardman: 46,000 Rhode Islanders lost jobless benefits this fall. Hiring didn’t budge
May 4, 2022

Boardman: 46,000 Rhode Islanders lost jobless benefits this fall. Hiring didn’t budge

“Data shows the withdrawal of jobless support had no perceptible impact on employment growth in Rhode Island,”...

November 27, 2021

Seven on the Strike Line: Teamsters 251 Calling for Better Working Conditions

“They wanted to spit their rhetoric about why unions are bad and stuff like that,” said Charles...