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PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the city firefighters union have tentatively agreed on a five-year contract that could potentially save the city $15 million over the course of the deal, according to a Sept. 12 announcement. The … more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence firefighters union have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract that could potentially save the city $15 million over the course of the contract, according to an announcement Monday evening. more
Nine Providence Journal employees, including seven in editorial and two in advertising, have expressed interest in buyouts. more
What a job looks like has changed for many people since the recession. In general, things are looking up: Both unemployment and jobless claims are falling. But a good chunk of job creation has come at the highest and lowest ends of the spectrum, a trend that has only recently started to change with gains for middle-wage earners. more
Editor's note: This is the fourth and final installment in a series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Hours after a Rhode Island Superior … more
In a lengthy and detailed letter to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Massachusetts Division, representing Southcoast Health workers, identified several key concerns about the proposed merger between Care New England and Southcoast Health. While the union hopes that Healey will closely monitor the merger process as it unfolds, it has expressed union concerns to the mayors of New Bedford and Fall River, and has asked them to hold community forums throughout the region, Nikko Mendoza, communications director for 1199SEUI, told Providence Business News. more
Editor's note: This is the first of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. The financial challenges of taking care of her … more
PROVIDENCE – Members of the state builders union made their presence felt May 26 as they disrupted a Statehouse rally organized by opponents of a proposed Burrillville power plant. The clash lasted for about five minutes as both groups … more
Verizon Communications Inc. and its two unions reached an agreement on a new labor contract, paving the way for about 39,000 landline employees to return to work after walking off the job more than six weeks ago. more
Verizon Communications Inc. and its two unions reached an agreement in principle on a new labor contract, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday, paving the way for about 39,000 landline employees to return to work after a 44-day strike. more
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