In R.I., unions still rule

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 benches, and stood along the back of the room. Half of them were unemployed during…

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  1. In R.I., unions still rule – And that is why we are in such awful shape and trial most every other state in economic growth. The nepotism that exists between unions and the puppet legislature is what is killing this state. Ever wonder why we are consistently at the bottom of every business poll – because the legislature can’t get out of its’ own way. It’s time to face the music, and realize that these guys have pulled all the chairs away – bankruptcy or bust should be their new calling card.