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U.S. needs to issue more work visas

Many employers in manufacturing, aviation and other industries are having trouble finding enough workers. The gap between the demand for labor and its supply was...

Many banks consolidating jobs as economy shifts

While restaurants and retailers were laying off their workers at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, banks embarked on a hiring spree in the...

Five Questions With: Jesse Martin

Jesse Martin | Executive vice president, Service Employees International Union 1199 New England 1. What are the most significant challenges facing SEIU 1199 membership and how...

New R.I. law ensures gratuities get into the right hands

Anyone who has worked in the service industry knows how rapidly things can change from one shift to the next. One night’s tips might cover...

Some school districts are building affordable housing to retain teachers

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HIGH SCHOOL teacher Lisa Raskin moved out of a cramped apartment she was sharing with a roommate and into her...
STRONG SUPPORTERS: Autumn Guillotte, left, organizer at the Rhode Island AFL-CIO; David Molina-Hernandez, organizer at Fueza El Laboral; and Kristy Eiland, volunteer, show their support for Starbucks Corp. employees at a Warwick store off Route 2 to form a union prior to the employees’ vote in early June.
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS


Rank and file revival: New kind of labor movement hits R.I.

Starbucks customers swinging through the drive-thru on a June morning in Warwick were greeted by something many weren’t expecting: a group of baristas and...
LAWRENCE E. PURTILL will retire as president of the National Education Association of Rhode Island on Dec. 30. / COURTESY NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND

NEA R.I. President Purtill to retire in December

CRANSTON – A longtime leader within Rhode Island’s largest labor union will call it a career at the end of the year. The National Education...

Teaching the trades that preserve history

The request sounded simple enough: repair a heating and ventilation system stymied by a broken fan. But when The Armory Revival Co. recently fielded...

Performance reviews in post-COVID era

Few office workers seem to like performance reviews, and many seem to outright hate – or fear – them. A 2015 survey of Fortune 1000...
MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL: Certified public accountant Jonathan Ucran, left, has had his son, Joshua Ucran, working for him since he opened his business Ucran & Co. LLC in Smithfield 10 years ago. The arrangement allows Joshua to earn some money while providing his father needed assistance around the office.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Family businesses find perks to hiring their kids

As a certified public accountant, Jonathan Ucran is trained to look at every issue through a tax-minded lens. Ironically, tax benefits were not top of...
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