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12th Annual Fighting Poverty with Faith Vigil launches anti-poverty legislative agenda

"We come because we share a passionate concern for those entrapped and oppressed by poverty in our state," said keynote speaker...

Representative Walsh joins the Rhode Island Political Cooperative as the group announce new candidates...

“I joined the Co-op because I wanted to be part of a real community with similar views,” said State Representative Moira...

Democratic City Councilors propose minimum wage increase for Cranston city employees

Cranston City Council Members Steve Stycos and John Donegan introduce an ordinance to raise the minimum wage for City employees to...

John Henry vs the robots

I wrote the piece below for RI Future in March 2015. It's still relevant today, I think, given the comments of...

No time to wait: The Rhode Island Senate needs to raise the minimum wage...

Tell your Senator - tell all the Senators - that you want them to amend the 2020 Rhode Island State Budget...

Barrington residents to vote on municipal minimum wage increase at Financial Town Meeting

Jacob Brier is a member of the Barrington Town Council. He is proposing a $15 minimum wage for all municipal town employees...

Demanding Dignity: Caregivers for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities need a living...

Direct Service Providers are paid only $11 to $12 per hour. Family members of Rhode Islanders living with...

Business interests mislead on the minimum wage

As part of her budget proposal for the coming year, Governor Gina Raimondo is seeking an increase in the minimum wage from...

Demanding Dignity: Direct Service Providers need $15 an hour

An open letter from the Demanding Dignity campaign, a coalition consisting of the RI AFL-CIO, RI Federation of Teachers and Health...

EPI report: Rhode Islanders are still struggling to meet basic needs

The Economic Progress Institute (EPI) publishes its Rhode Island Standard of Need (RISN) report twice a year to answer two important questions: