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Raise helps some health workers

A 91-cent-an-hour pay increase for approximately 3,000 people who work directly with those with developmental disabilities in the state is welcomed, though more is...
BUSY CARETAKER: Victoria Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says she and her co-workers care for up to 11 patients per shift, bathing, dressing and feeding each one in turn. It is an increase from the eight patients Mitchell used to care for during her morning shift when she began working as a CNA 22 years ago.
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Nursing homes care more with less

When she started working as a certified nursing assistant 22 years ago, Victoria Mitchell was assigned about eight patients during her morning shifts.Now, Mitchell...
NICHOLE WARD is a CNA and member of Raise the Bar on Residents Care, a recently-formed activist group that says state standards are needed for workers and residents in nursing homes. / COURTESY RAISE THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE

Five Questions With Nichole Ward

In late July, activist group Raise the Bar on Residents Care gathered in Providence to release a report on nursing homes standards in Rhode...

Raimondo flexes political muscle

By halting a proposed acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based Partners HealthCare, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is showing leadership despite the...

Crawford Health caregivers strike, claiming unfair labor practices, low wages

FALL RIVER – Caregivers at Crawford Health and Rehab, represented by the Service Employees International Union District 1199 New England, began a three-day strike...
UNION MEMBERS that work at the Groden Center schools began a three-day strike Tuesday, following a breakdown in contract negotiations. / COURTESY DISTRICT 1199 SEIU NEW ENGLAND

Without contract agreement, union strikes again at Groden Center schools

PROVIDENCE - Groden Center behavioral specialists represented by District 1199 SEIU New England began a planned three-day strike Tuesday.The strike extends an ongoing contract...
DISTRICT 1199 SEIU NEW ENGLAND union members at the Groden Center schools were on strike Friday as the two parties negotiate a new contract for workers. Union members claim that low wages have caused high turnover at the schools.

SEIU 1199 strikes at Groden Center Friday

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Service Employees International Union District 1199 employed at the Groden Center Inc. went on strike Friday, at the same...

Groden Center behavioral specialists announce strike for Aug. 17

PROVIDENCE – District 1199 SEIU New England, representing Groden Center behavioral specialists as they negotiate a new contract, has announced a strike for Friday,...

Groden Center behavioral specialists issue strike notice for Aug. 17

PROVIDENCE – District 1199 SEIU New England, representing Groden Center behavioral specialists as they negotiate a new contract, has given the Groden Network notice...

Groden Center behavioral specialists seek more timely contract negotiations

PROVIDENCE - Groden Center behavioral specialists represented by District 1199 SEIU New England elaborated on complaints of low pay, high turnover and placing inexperienced...
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