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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 wage Rhode Island Working Families held a...

Testimony Project: Rhode Island Franchisee Association against a living wage

Welcome to UpriseRI's Testimony Project. This project will make public and easily accessible the written testimony of the various lobbying groups that work the...

Rhode Island business leaders optimistic about the future

Rhode Island business leaders are feeling optimistic. Over 53 percent of Rhode Island's business leaders think the United States economy will be in much better...

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 with any minimum wage change since 2013...

Rhode Island’s annual battle for increasing the minimum wage stacked against workers

I was late getting to room 212 at the Rhode Island State House, where the Senate Committee on Labor, chaired by Senator Paul Fogarty...

Prosperity Now Scorecard highlights strengths and weaknesses in Rhode Island’s ability to help families...

Low-income people who work hard and play by the rules should be able to build a better life for themselves and their families. A...

Announcing the campaign for a $15 minimum wage and fair wages

Today marked the launch of a coordinated campaign to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023 and to guarantee fair...

Small Business Economic Summit recycles long debunked minimum wage myths

At the 2018 Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit, held at Bryant University on Tuesday morning, Dale Venturini, President and CEO of the Rhode...

Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell: Faith, love and strong progressive legislation for a better world

"I just want to begin by saying Donald Trump is a racist, he's a fraud, he's a bigot and he's a misogynist," said Rhode...

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 two. Writing for the Economic Policy Institute, Marni von...