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Owner of Providence Journal attempts to avoid overtime pay laws, says Teamsters 2019-05-11 [Uprise RI]

 VIDEO Workers’ Memorial Day: remembering those who have suffered and died while earning a living 2019-04-29 [Uprise RI]

Customers shop elsewhere for Easter, Passover during Stop & Shop strike 2019-04-20 [WPRI 12 ]

Mandated OT pay for RI firefighters advances in House 2019-04-06 [WPRI]

Stop & Shop, union to resume talks 2019-03-26 [Providence Journal]

Health center, union reach a deal, avert strike 2019-02-20 [Providence Jrnl]

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]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]