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Is GA tipping scales toward labor?

Republican Rep. Brian C. Newberry thinks unions wield too much power in Rhode Island and worries the General Assembly, controlled by Democrats, will tip...
STOP & SHOP and its local unions have reached a tentative agreement. / COURTESY RK CENTERS

Unions, Stop & Shop reach tentative agreement Sunday

PROVIDENCE – A tentative agreement between union workers and Stop & Shop LLC was reached over the weekend, both parties announced Sunday.Union members of...
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 FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Have you crossed the Stop & Shop picket lines?

When more than 31,000 United Food and Commercial Workers went out on strike against Stop & Shop LLC on April 12, it was more...
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...
UNIONIZED STOP & Shop workers went on strike Thursday. / COURTESY RK CENTERS

Stop & Shop workers strike

PROVIDENCE – Unionized Stop & Shop workers went on strike Thursday.United Food & Commercial Workers Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459 members cited...
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...
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