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In an effort to help shore up municipal balance sheets, the state’s general treasurer on Thursday announced legislation to encourage locally administered pension plans to join the state’s system. more
Sometime in 2017, a new U.S. Supreme Court justice will take the bench and fill the vacancy created by the death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia. Sometime thereafter, the court will almost certainly reverse nearly 40 years of precedent and rule … more
(Updated 2:23 p.m.) Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and SEIU 1199 New England have reached a tentative agreement on their contract negotiations, subject to ratification by the full union membership. more
There are 552 unclaimed pensions in Rhode Island, totaling more than $5 million, according to American Advisors Group Inc. more
Employees of Women & Infants Hospital authorized District 1199 SEIU New England to allow its bargaining committee to deliver a strike notice to Care New England’s management while contract negotiations are ongoing, the union announced Dec. 12. more
Unionized employees of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England facility, picketed on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 7 outside of CNE’s corporate offices on Willard Avenue, only a few blocks from the hospital. more
For most people, two things are paramount for their economic well-being -- jobs and wages. more
Competing views of what the city could save under a tentative agreement with firefighters will be argued at the Finance Committee next week. more
While a union representing health care workers is upset about approximately 30 positions being eliminated at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center, a spokesman for the hospitals said the layoffs are a response to changing market conditions. more
For those thinking that the finalized reforms to the state-worker pension system took care of all its issues, think again. The outstanding problem is the fund's assumed rate of return. At the moment it is 7.5 percent. And with the reforms, … more
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