By Steve Ahlquist on September 29, 2017
“Sometimes hotel housekeepers feel we are invisible even though we do hard, important work,” said housekeeper Raquel Cruz. “We’re so proud of our accomplishments both at work and with our new union agreement.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Featured, Labor, News, Providence, Rhode Island, Women | Tagged Jenna Karlin, Procaccianti Group, Providence Renaissance, Raquel Cruz, Renaissance Providence Hotel, Unite Here Local 26 | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 8, 2017
Banquet cook Diana Pena is a single mom with a one-year old son. Pena says she’s fighting for her benefits. As for healthcare, says Pena, “We deserve it… [but] I cannot even pay it. How am I going to pay my rent… I’m a single mom and it’s so, so, so hard…”
Posted in Business, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Health Care, Lincoln, News, Photos, Video | Tagged Alexis Maciel, Diana Pena, Jenna Karlin, Julie Procaccini, Patti Doyle, Teamsters Local 251, Twin River Casino, Unite Here Local 26, Valerie Costa | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 31, 2017
“I’m a single mother. For the last 16 months, doctors have been monitoring me for breast cancer. Twin River cuts our plan on January 1.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Labor, Lincoln, Photos, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, grace diaz, Jenna Karlin, Julie Procaccini, Mike Maini, Rhode Island State House, Scott Slater, Shelby Maldonado, Teamsters Local 251, Twin River Casino, Unite Here Local 26, Val Costa, William O'Brien | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 19, 2016
The Pawtucket School Lunch workers will hold a one day strike on Friday September 23 to highlight the importance equal pay for women if no Agreement is reached.
By Steve Ahlquist on January 7, 2016
At the same time the protesters arrived, people were arriving for the Bike the Night with Mayor Elorza event. The STEP protesters were eager to engage with the Mayor about the proposed tax breaks, but Mayor Elorza did not make it to the bike event that bore his name, citing a conflict.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Events, Featured, Labor, News, Photos, Providence, Taxes, Video | Tagged Extraordinary Rendition Band, Jenna Karlin, Luis Aponte, RI Progressive Democrats of America, RIPDA, Sam Bell, STEP, Stop Tax Evasion in Providence, Unite Here Local 217 | 2 Responses