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STOP & SHOP and its local unions have reached a tentative agreement. / COURTESY RK CENTERS

Unions, Stop & Shop reach tentative agreement Sunday

PROVIDENCE – A tentative agreement between union workers and Stop & Shop LLC was reached over the weekend, both parties announced Sunday.Union members of...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 1% year over year in March. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment up 1% in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally-adjusted Rhode Island construction employment increased 1 percent year over year, or 200 jobs, to 19,600, the 35th-fastest-growing state in the nation,...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment in March was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in New England in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment declined to 3.8% in March, while the number of employed Rhode Islanders, the unemployed and the civilian...
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
PRIMARY INVESTMENT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investments in people, such as through the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, a signature of her administration. Above, Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers learn how industrial systems handle liquids at the Westerly Education Center.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

As always, it’s all about people when it comes to the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo understands that the best and most long-lasting investment is in people. From the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, to Rhode...
UNIONIZED WORKERS picket outside of East Side Market, a Stop & Shop-owned grocery store closed down due to the strike. More than 31,000 workers are striking in New England following an impasse in contract negotiations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Have you crossed the Stop & Shop picket lines?

When more than 31,000 United Food and Commercial Workers went out on strike against Stop & Shop LLC on April 12, it was more...
UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINED to 3.8% in March due to a decline in the number of unemployed in the state and a decrease in the labor force offset by a decline in jobs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down in March, along with jobs

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.8% in March, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year and level with the...
UNIONIZED WORKERS picket outside of East Side Market, a Stop & Shop-owned grocery store closed down due to the strike, More than 31,000 workers are striking in New England following an impasse in contract negotiations. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Stop & Shop strike enters first full day, closes some stores

PROVIDENCE – The strike of unionized Stop & Shop LLC workers entered its first full day Friday.More than 31,000 United Food and Commercial Workers...
Shannon Shallcross co-founded BetaXAnalytics to use the power of data to improve the cost, transparency and quality of health care after serving as an executive in the insurance and health care industries for more than a decade, advising a range of Fortune 500 companies. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Great leaders see the best in people

Shannon Shallcross | BetaXAnalytics LLC co-founder and CEOThe most valuable lesson I’ve learned in my career is this: The greatest leaders see the best...
PILING ON: Proposed legislation could add significantly to municipal debt, which three years ago stood at $5.6 billion and has only gone up since then.

Proposed firefighter overtime rules should be a nonstarter

Rhode Island ranks as the highest-spending state in the nation in terms of fire protection, according to the most recent Rhode Island Public Expenditure...
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