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FRIENDLY FACE: Tom’s Market in Tiverton saw increased sales in the months after an April strike at Stop & Shop. Cashier Elizabeth Pence, right, speaks with a customer. / PBN FILE PHOTO/

Consumers win in high-stakes supermarket food fight

Labor unrest at supermarket giant Stop & Shop in April was at least a temporary boon for many of Rhode Island’s independent markets. While they...
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...

Being united

Are your employees part of a union? No: 91.7% Yes: 8.3% How recent have your employees unionized? Our employees are not unionized: 91.7% Our employees have always been unionized:...
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...

Rhode Island Hospital resumes hospital to hospital transfers, UNAP strike continues

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. reports Rhode Island Hospital resumed accepting hospital-to-hospital transfers Wednesday morning, with a lower-than-usual patient volume at its emergency department, as United...
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