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GREENLEAF COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER employees voted, 21 to 1, to join United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328, on April 6. / COURTESY UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 328

As R.I. cannabis industry grows, so does unionization

As the cannabis industry is poised to expand in Rhode Island, the move to unionize its workers is gaining momentum. The latest example: Workers at...
NEW TAX LEGISLATION could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, leading to debate over the measure’s potential positive effects on health and negative effects on the economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Should Rhode Island lawmakers OK a special tax on bottled and...

Legislation under consideration in the R.I. House and Senate would add a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks such as soda, sports drinks, energy drinks,...

Reed visits G-Form after manufacturer recognized for SmartFlex technology

NORTH SMITHFIELD – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., recently visited manufacturer G-Form LLC, which makes protective gear for athletes. The company, which manufactures equipment to...

Worker dies in accident at EB submarine building facility

NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) — An employee at General Dynamics Electric Boat's facility here died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, the company...

G-Form acquired by Conn.-based holding company

PROVIDENCE – G-Form LLC on Friday announced it has been acquired by Eldridge, a holding company headquartered in Greenwich Conn. Terms of the deal, which...

McKee committed to PPP taxation over $150K

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposal to tax forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans greater than $150,000 would generate an estimated $67.7 million in revenue...

Five Questions With: Manya Rubinstein

The Industrious Spirit Co. in downtown Providence is aptly located in a mill building where things have been made for more than 150 years....

Merrow Group announces Superior Sewing Machine & Supply acquisition

FALL RIVER – The Merrow Group of Cos. announced it has acquired the assets and operations of Superior Sewing Machine & Supply LLC, which...

Groov-Pin earns 2021 employee wellness program certification

PROVIDENCE – Groov-Pin Corp. of Smithfield earned a silver certification from Wellness Workdays, a corporate wellness company based in Hingham, Mass. Groov-Pin manufactures grooved pins...
LAB MODEL: Steven Triedman, co-owner of Corky’s Reflective Wear LLC, which makes highly visible and water-repellent collars and jackets for dogs, with Georgie, a yellow Lab puppy modeling the K-9 reflective wear, flanked by two stuffed models. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Corky’s makes reflective coats for dogs and vests for women dog...

Whether walking tiny teacup poodles or large Labs, dog walkers have a common problem. In New England, for much of the fall and winter,...

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