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The State Labor Relations Board has dismissed a request by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity to delay a child-care unionization vote until the early 2014 return of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a related Illinois case. more
An overwhelming majority of Rhode Island’s family child-care providers have elected to accept Service Employees International Union representation, with a final vote tally of 390-19. more
Christina Bevilacqua, director of programs and public engagement at the Providence Athenaeum, was recently awarded the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The prize, which awards individuals with innovative approaches to traditional humanities, recognized the Athenaeum’s salon series created by Bevilacqua in 2006. The salons feature weekly conversations on topics ranging from history, art and politics to architecture, education and health care. more
When construction slowed during the recession, some companies hired workers and wrongly designated them as independent contractors to avoid paying insurance, taxes, fair wages and overtime. more
New England Construction has opened a regional office at 20 Burlington Mall Road in Burlington, Mass., the Rhode Island-based company announced Monday. more
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against the owners of the Renaissance Providence Hotel based on unfair labor practice charges levied by workers seeking to form a union. more
(Updated, 4 p.m.) Former Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons was Rhode Island’s highest paid college president in 2011 at just under $1.3 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which ranked her 21st in the nation for the year. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in August compared with the same period last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Monday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
After re-creating itself in three different markets in as many years, software startup Swipely finally found its feet and began to thrive in 2012, and founder and CEO Angus Davis shifted into high gear to find the people who could make his “lightning in a bottle” product even better. more
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