By Meghan Kallman on May 9, 2016
Privatizing water is a dangerous option and should be abandoned immediately. Water is a public good and a human right, and does not belong in the hands of private companies.
By Steve Ahlquist on February 17, 2015
When bus monitor Michele Schenck returned to the bus stop to drop off Giovanna that afternoon, Polly was waiting with “a big bouquet of flowers” and a teary eyed hug. Polly told an amazed Schenck that she had saved Giovanna’s father’s life.
By Steve Ahlquist on December 17, 2014
Privatizing the bus monitors will mean the loss of nearly 200 good paying jobs in Providence. In the event of privatization, professional jobs currently being performed by experienced, trained personal will be instead executed by minimum wage employees.
By Bob Plain on November 8, 2013
I’ll never forget when the East Greenwich School Committee considered outsourcing its custodians. It was as bitter a political battle as you’ll ever see in this high-brow suburban enclave. Conservatives claimed they needed to save money any way they could in order to offer the best education possible while local liberals said it was unfair […]
By Bob Plain on June 14, 2013
Public school custodians in North Kingstown didn’t mourn when the school committee outsourced their jobs last year. They organized. The 27 school janitors voted today to negotiate their pay and benefits collectively as a bargaining unit with the NEARI. “Privatizing doesn’t mean an end to union rights,” said Pat Crowley, of the NEARI. “Any municipality […]