Working Rhode Islanders from across the economic spectrum (well the lower 99% of that spectrum, anyways) will unite this Labor Day as Jobs for Justice and the the Coalition to Defend Public Education will be marching together through downtown Providence Monday.
Jobs for Justice will be calling attention to the struggles of the staff at the Renaissance Hotel, who have long been fighting the poor conditions imposed by the multinational management company that owns the hotel. The Coalition to Defend Public Education does much of the grassroots organizing among teachers.
This could be a powerful coalition if these two groups figure out more ways to work together. The teachers begin their protest at 3 pm in front of City Hall in Providence. The hotel workers begin at 4:30 on Francis St, across from the Providence Place Mall.