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TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
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Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in...
UNAP LOCAL 5098 announced that its members have "unanimously" approved a contract deal with Rhode Island Hospital. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

UNAP approves negotiated Rhode Island Hospital contract

PROVIDENCE – The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 approved a five-year contract with Rhode Island Hospital late Wednesday night.The vote ends a...

UNAP Local 5098 rejects Rhode Island Hospital contract deal

PROVIDENCE – The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 voted to reject the tentative three-year agreement reached with Lifespan for contracts with employees...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT decision on labor unions' rights to collect fees from nonmembers could negatively impact their ability to negotiate and bargain with municipal and state governments where the practice was previously allowed. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court ruling on unions expected to reduce bargaining power

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to revoke what is known as “fair share” fees from public-sector union members stands in opporition...

Companies should consider embracing labor unions

With a labor shortage unlikely to go away anytime soon, companies should consider embracing organizations they’ve shunned – labor unions – to guarantee themselves...

Twin River settled, but growing casino labor force likely to lead...

A strike by more than 330 unionized UNITE HERE! Local 26 food and beverage workers at Lincoln-based Twin River Casino unhappy with a company...
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