By Will Weatherly on July 19, 2018
Organizers and workers from Local 26 are picketing the Omni Providence hotel on Friday afternoon to call for fairer access to affordable health care for hotel workers. Omni’s contract with the union expired at the end of this January, and the hotel has been in negotiations for a renewed deal since this May. Jonah Zinn, […]
By Bob Plain on September 26, 2016
Some 500 Rhode Island janitors – who work at TF Green Airport, CVS, Fidelity and other places in the Ocean State – could go on strike if their labor union can’t come to an agreement with their employer this week on a new contract.
By Pat Crowley on August 31, 2012
In 1934, during the height of the Depression and one of the largest national strikes in history, 4 unarmed Rhode Island workers were killed by State Police and Militia Men called out by Governor TF Green to protect the Saylesville Bleachery in Lincoln, Rhode Island. It wasn’t a “strike,” he declared, but a “communist insurrection.” […]