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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
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
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
Providence Newspaper Guild members and supporters took their concerns about impending layoffs at the Providence Journal to the streets Thursday. 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
Hotel workers and their supporters said Monday afternoon that three or more of them will begin a hunger strike if the R.I. Senate passes a state budget that bans municipalities from individually voting to raise the minimum wage. more
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, ruling that closely held companies can claim a religious exemption from the requirement that they offer birth-control coverage in their worker health plans. more
(Updated, Aug. 4, 3:45 p.m.) GateHouse Media will not honor the collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the Providence Journal and A.H. Belo Corp. and may lay off as many as 40 Journal employees upon its purchase of the paper who will be covered by Belo’s severance policy, according to an asset purchase agreement filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. more
The union representing Providence Journal newsroom employees says it will fight plans by new owners Gatehouse Media to outsource editing jobs. 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
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