September 18, 2023

After Housing, Private Equity Targeting Home Services

Over the past year, corporations and private equity firms have been acquiring small local home service businesses,...

July 24, 2023

Monopolies: How Limited Competition Affects Everyday Life

The FTC’s recent court cases and new guidelines signal a seismic shift in the fight against monopolies....

May 26, 2023

RI Cannabis Justice Coalition renews call for economic and racial justice in nascent cannabis industry

“Government officials should remember that repairing the harms of the war on drugs was a central tenet...

April 29, 2023

Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike in Rhode Island for Better Pay and Working Conditions

Ride-sharing drivers for Uber and Lyft went on strike in Rhode Island, protesting low pay and poor...

April 21, 2023

Adequate pay needed for those who work with Rhode Islanders with with developmental disabilities

Because the work is demanding and the pay is well below a living wage, agencies have struggled...

April 19, 2023

Rhode Island carpenters union fights wage theft & tax fraud at annual tax day of action

Carpenters Union Local 330 hosted their fourth-annual Tax Day of Action event, demanding lawmakers address rampant wage...

April 4, 2023

Art school’s unseen heroes: RISD workers strike for fair wages and respect

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) facility staff represented by Teamsters Local 251 take to the picket...

March 25, 2023

RISD facilities staff hold one-day strike for better pay

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) facility staff, represented by Teamsters Local 251, held a one-day unfair...

March 22, 2023

Bills seek to finally eliminate predatory payday lenders in RI

In Rhode Island, people have been advocating for over 13 years against the practice of payday loans,...

March 16, 2023

Rep. Magaziner promotes PRO Act, seeks to expand union membership nationwide

Recently elected United States Representative Seth Magaziner hosted a press conference Thursday morning with local labor leaders...

December 2, 2022

Breaking Bread: The Story of the Seven Stars Union

“At one of Providence’s most iconic coffee and pastry spots, workers are speaking up again for their...

November 2, 2022

Driven to Strike by Maddie King

Uprise RI comic artist Maddie King with their second piece on labor battles in Rhode Island, this...

October 26, 2022

First Student bus drivers and workers announce open strike beginning Nov. 2

Public schools in Cranston, West Warwick, Lincoln and private/specialty schools across the state will be impacted....

October 20, 2022

First Source mandates the hiring of PVD residents but the city refuses to enforce it

Businesses that receive $25k or more in city loans, subsidies or tax breaks and have four or...

October 7, 2022

Residents push city to enforce resident-first hiring ordinance

The First Source ordinance, which was passed in 1986, guarantees that when the city supplies $25k or...