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When a proposal to build the first new hotel in Providence in nearly a decade ran into opposition last summer, a few hundred unionized contractors and laborers filled the City Council's ornate chambers. They squeezed together on the elegant wooden … more
A vote on proposed legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law is expected to come before the House and Senate labor committees on Thursday. more
Rhode Island pays more than it should for fire protection compared with the rest of the nation. As a result city and state officials have been trying to rein in some of the practices that lead to that issue. And we're not even talking about the … more
PROVIDENCE – An executive vice president and treasurer with Central Landscaping Construction Co. in Johnston will plead guilty in federal court to charges he orchestrated a scheme to avoid paying contractually obligated union benefits. … more
Unions often get a bad name, and justifiably so. Think featherbedding, sweetened pension deals passed on to succeeding generations, not to mention workplace rules that bind an enterprise's hands at a time when flexibility can be the difference … more
When patients visit the emergency departments at Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital now, they are ushered into areas separated only by curtains for privacy. That will change once a $17.5 million facility … more
Unions may hold considerable clout in Rhode Island, but labor law doesn't always favor their side. In construction, developers can't be forced to hire organized labor through the use of so-called project labor agreements. And in employment, … more
On April 7, nine days shy of the Bannister House's 125th anniversary, residents and employers learned that the board of trustees had moved to shutter the long-term nursing home facility in Providence, citing more than $2 million in debt. … more
Microfibres Inc. is closing and filing for bankruptcy, a union official said Wednesday. more
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday approved the state’s controversial pension reform settlement, passing it on to the General Assembly, which has final say. more
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