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Following a 22-week training program, 54 men and women graduate on Jan. 3 from the 50th Providence Fire Department Training Academy. Graduates were sworn in as members of the department during the ceremony, held at Rhode Island College. For the first time in the department’s history a female candidate, 28-year-old Alison Philbrick, ranked No. 1 in the class. Joining in the ceremony was Mayor Angel Taveras, fifth from the left. more
BOSTON – Mohegan Sun has reached agreements with two labor groups to hire union carpenters and tradesmen should it win approval to build a casino in Revere, Mass., The Associated Press reported last week. 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
In response to an ongoing labor dispute at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, the Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Association announced at a rally Wednesday night that they would boycott the hotel. more
Local fast-food workers will rally outside the Wendy’s restaurant located at 771 Warwick Ave. at 3 p.m. on Thursday, according to an email sent out Thursday afternoon from local social justice coalition Rhode Island Jobs with Justice. 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
One of California’s leading advocates for pension reform, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, has begun an uphill campaign to amend his state’s constitution so that governments there can make changes to employee retirement plans. If he succeeds with his voter initiative plan, his effort may spur movements to loosen pension protections in other states. more
The Rhode Island division of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration has proposed fining the Renaissance Providence Hotel $8,000 for alleged exposure to corrosive chemicals and other issues, allegations the hotel disputes. more
Two years into his new career writing code for phone apps, Leo Landau works for companies as far away as Australia while never leaving his apartment in Eugene, Ore. By year’s end he expects to earn $10,000 more than inspecting buildings for asbestos, a job he lost in 2008. more
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
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