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Paid family leave equals happiness

The U.S. remains the only advanced economy without federal paid leave, despite overwhelming support for this benefit. Employers are free to provide this benefit at...

Suddenly, the new U.S. union movement

In a result that could reverberate across the U.S., the independent Amazon Labor Union – first formed in 2020 by Chris Smalls, an Amazon.com...

Can a company have too much talent?

In 2014, journalist Matt Taibbi resigned from First Look Media, at the time a fledgling news organization only 10 months old. According to news...

Digital shopping

Do you sell products and services online? No: 33% Only some products and services: 33% Some products/services showcased, but not sold: 17% Yes, most or all of our...
A TENTATIVE three-year contract between the city of Providence and Laborers' Union, Local 1033, will now be review by the Providence City Council. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence, unionized public workers reach agreement on 3-year pact

PROVIDENCE – The labor union that represents about 800 city employees has agreed to a three-year contract that calls for wage increases of more...

Feeding America CEO to share leadership insights during April 13 Business...

Former Walmart executive Claire Babineaux-Fontenot — now CEO of the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and second largest U.S. charity — will share her...

Young workers prize balance

Douglas H. Sherman | New England Institute of Technology senior vice president and provost There has been a lot of discussion about the “Great Resignation,” which includes baby...

Staying in the black

How often do you review your business’s financial statements? Weekly: 63% Monthly: 38% Other: 0% Did your company focus on its finances more than usual during the COVID-19...
MEMBERS OF the United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 328 hold a one-day strike outside the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth last June to protest what union members said was an unfair labor practice. Federal labor data indicates union membership among Rhode Island's workforce declined in 2021. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Pandemic causing shifts in R.I. union membership

Rhode Island remains one of the most unionized states in the country, but the percentage of union members among its workforce dropped from 17.8%...
PROGRAM PARKED: Brian Palmer is the director of training for the Teamsters Local 251 Driving School, which offers commercial driver’s license certification training through a partnership with Real Jobs RI. The program has been temporarily shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Is union influence waning in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island remains the most unionized state in New England, but the percentage of union members among its workforce dropped from 17.8% to 15.7%...

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