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(Updated 1:33 p.m.) Buyouts again are being offered at The Providence Journal. more
The union representing most of the University of Rhode Island’s part-time faculty plans to picket the governor’s office by early July if stalled contract talks have not resumed in earnest by then, union leaders said this week. more
(Updated 11:30 a.m.) Renaissance Providence Hotel workers voted to join Unite Here Local 217 on Thursday, with 23 in favor and 17 opposed. 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
Microfibres Inc. is closing and filing for bankruptcy, a union official said Wednesday. 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
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
The state has reached a final agreement with SEIU District 1199 New England regarding family child care providers who are a part of Rhode Island’s Child Care Assistance Program, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday. more
A long-contentious effort to unionize employees at the Renaissance Providence Hotel will be determined through an election 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
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