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Today's news - Rhode Island

Coast Guard spouses to hold dinner for federal workers 2019-01-21 [Navy Times]

Raises delayed for R.I. home-care workers 2018-08-31 [Providence Jrnl]

UNAP OKs 5-year deal with Rhode Island Hospital 2018-08-23 [Providence Jrnl]

Center for Freedom & Prosperity pushes employees to leave their unions 2018-08-21 [Newport RI]

Eastland Food workers ratify first union contract and join UFCW Local 328 2018-08-19 [Uprise RI]

Union Election Invigorates Rhode Island Nurse Strike 2018-08-04 [Labor Notes]

Union Election Invigorates Rhode Island Nurse Strike 2018-08-03 [Labour Notes]

As Lifespan union members return to work, some talk of a second strike 2018-07-28 [The Journal]

Hospital strike is over, but unionized workers remain locked out 2018-07-27 [The Journal]

Nurse strike causing influx of patients to other area hospitals 2018-07-26 [Health Finance]

Service changes ahead of strike at RI Hospital, Hasbro 2018-07-23 [WPRI]

Hotel workers picket Omni Providence for fair wages, reasonable workloads and affordable health care 2018-07-22 [Uprise RI]

 VIDEO Hasbro patient's mom supports nurses as they prepare to strike 2018-07-22 [WPRI]

Other hospitals preparing for possible patient surge during RI Hospital nursing strike 2018-07-21 [WPRI]

Nurses authorize strike starting Monday 2018-07-20 [The Times-Union]

Talks between Lifespan, nurses union stall as strike looms 2018-07-19 [WPRI]

Hospitals Hire Temp Workers In Anticipation of Strike 2018-07-18 [RIPR]

Nurses Union Rejects Lifespan Contract, Issues Strike Notice 2018-07-14 [RI NPR]

Unions Picket Rhode Island Tax Credit Project 2018-07-05 [Go Local Prov]

Brown University graduate employees sign landmark union agreement with administration 2018-06-22 [Uprise RI]

Brown and Grad Student Union Agree On Representation Election 2018-06-22 [RIPR]

Union Can Arbitrate Workers Rights to Reinstatement 2018-05-16 [Work Comp Cntrl]

Museum of Work and Culture celebrates textile workers 2018-04-28 [The Chronicle]

Labor organizations rally against wage theft and employee misclassification Station Row project in Providence 2018-04-23 [Uprise RI]

East Greenwich firefighters union files third lawsuit against the town 2018-04-01 [RICentral]

Firefighters sue East Greenwich in federal court alleging fair labor violations in overtime 2018-03-27 [Providence Jrnl]

Governor, unions reach tentative agreement on pay raises 2018-03-09 [Providence Jrnl]

Having won paid sick leave fight, Rhode Island progressives look to $15 minimum wage law 2018-02-10 [In These Times ]

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees fears University stalling talks on grad student unionization 2018-02-02 [Brown Daily Herald]

3-day strike by Providence hospice workers is over 2017-12-09 [The Herald]

Warwick teachers OK contracts by ‘wide margin,’ ending 2-year labor dispute 2017-11-23 [Providence Jrnl]

Fired East Greenwich firefighter testifies he is victim of retaliation 2017-09-21 [Providence Jrnl]

Teachers union ads seek public support amid veto-override effort 2017-09-12 [Providence Jrnl]

Prostitution decriminalized: Rhode Island’s experiment 2017-08-04 [Newsworks]

Training School Union Says, My Fear is that Someone Will Die 2017-07-29 [Go Local]

Food service workers at Rhode Island's Twin River Casino have reached a tentative deal with management on a new contract 2017-06-10 [USNews]

Westerly Laborers Union petition seeks local say on new contract 2017-06-04 [Westerly Sun]

UNITE HERE Casino Union Threatens Strike Over Healthcare Benefits 2017-06-01 [Casino]

Casino workers warn of potential strike 2017-05-31 [WPRI]

Casino workers protest health-care hikes 2017-05-31 [Providence Jrnl]

Graduate student unionization affiliation vote closes 2017-03-22 [Brown Daily Herald]

Cranston school food service workers vote to unionize 2017-02-22 [Providence Jrnl]

Unions Gained Representation of 6,000 new Workers in 2016 2017-01-31 [RI NPR]

Hospital nurses, staff vote to issue strike threat 2016-12-14 [timesunion]

Some Warwick teachers balk at electronic grading 2016-11-06 [Providence Jrnl]

Unions for green jobs: Why organized labor is getting behind offshore wind 2016-10-16 [Christian Science Monitor]

Health-care union ads cite problems with R.I. owner's California hospitals 2016-10-14 [Providence Jrnl]

Tentative agreement in place with Pawtucket school lunch workers 2016-09-23 [Valley Breeze]

Warwick Teachers Picket Against Lagging Contract, Troubled School Consolidation 2016-09-13 [Warwick Post]

Brown University says it will comply with ruling that grad students can unionize 2016-08-25 [Providence Jrnl]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]