May 19, 2021

Rising inequality and stagnant wages was the goal of government policy says EPI report

Far from being the unfortunate and unavoidable result of apolitical market forces such as technological change and...

December 19, 2020

Despite a difficult year, Rhode Island passed a decent 2021 budget – We can do better for 2022

“Despite these 2021 Budget wins, the 2022 budget battle may be harder, as some of the key...

August 17, 2020

What are must-haves for this year’s state budget? Here’s what voters think

“Voters are looking not just for a return to normal, but a better way to run the...

September 25, 2018

Department of Labor holds a listening session on the overtime rule in Providence

“One of the many reasons reasons wages for American workers have stagnated is the “antiquated overtime threshold”...

March 2, 2020

Report: Work-hours test proposals are punitive and harmful to working people

“Heavy-handed and punitive work tests for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Medicaid will do little to...

March 2, 2020

Fair Pay Act and $15 minimum wage critically important, say advocates

Ahead of Rhode Island House Labor Committee consideration of bills concerning Fair Pay and a $15 minimum...

March 2, 2020

Minimum wage increases correlate with stronger wage growth for low-income women and men

An “economic snapshot” from Elise Gould at the Economic Policy Institute shows that “when we compare states...

November 30, 2017

Rhode Island is the only New England state relying on anti-labor, ALEC-inspired preemption clauses

No other state in New England has passed even one preemptive labor law. Rhode Island has passed...