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Women & Infants Hospital laid off 41 employees, and also reduced hours for six additional employees, as part of an effort to “address inefficiencies” and “bring its cost structure in line with other organizations,” it said in a press release Monday. more
(Updated, Feb. 23, 6:10 p.m.) All has not been well between labor and management at Rhode Island's two largest hospitals in recent weeks, with unions publicly criticizing administration for decisions they say will jeopardize not … more
Layoffs announced last year at the Providence Journal were completed Wednesday with the departure of 12 copy desk employees. more
The percentage of Rhode Islanders represented by unions declined in 2014 compared with the year prior, according to union membership data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island boasts 39 cities and towns and 72 separate public-safety dispatches within its 1,200 square miles. more
More U.S. cities are hiring than at any time since the Great Recession as the reviving economy and rising property taxes allow higher spending for a second straight year, according to a report released last week. more
Five local service installers filed a federal lawsuit last week alleging that Cox Communications and one of its subcontractors failed to pay wages and overtime wages in violation of state and federal wage and hour laws. more
Providence Newspaper Guild members and supporters took their concerns about impending layoffs at the Providence Journal to the streets Thursday. more
With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the United States often go unheralded. Maybe Gina M. Raimondo, who won Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, can change that. more
The union representing Providence Journal newsroom employees says it will fight plans by new owners Gatehouse Media to outsource editing jobs. more
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