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Rhode Island ranks second in the country for workplace safety, according to a report released Thursday by labor-union federation AFL-CIO that placed the Ocean State’s work-related fatality rate for 2012 at 1.7 per 100,000 workers. more
With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the United States often go unheralded. Maybe Gina M. Raimondo, who won Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, can change that. more
Rhode Island boasts 39 cities and towns and 72 separate public-safety dispatches within its 1,200 square miles. more
More U.S. cities are hiring than at any time since the Great Recession as the reviving economy and rising property taxes allow higher spending for a second straight year, according to a report released last week. more
Local 5098 members of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals presented more than $10,000 in items for pediatric patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital on June 2 to celebrate 20 years of the UNAP Children’s Hospital Fund. more
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo said last week that it would be “catastrophic” for Rhode Island to lose the legal challenge over the state’s pension overhaul, The Associated Press reported. However, she has a ‘‘high degree of confidence’’ that won’t happen. more
Five local service installers filed a federal lawsuit last week alleging that Cox Communications and one of its subcontractors failed to pay wages and overtime wages in violation of state and federal wage and hour laws. more
PROVIDENCE – Members of one of the labor unions that represent state employees voted down a proposed new contract last month, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported on its website. more
Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
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