Organized Labor

Big Victories for Providence Hotel Workers

Workers are engaged in fierce months-long organizing battles at the Westin and the Providence Renaissance (Masonic Temple) hotels.  The owners have been playing hardball, but the courts are starting to call them out on countless labor law violations, violations of court orders, and generally unscrupulous behavior.   The Projo has this blurb on the Westin:

Big Victories for Providence Hotel Workers Read More »

Give Workers A Fair Deal And Bring Netroots Nation Convention To Providence

This is cross-posted at HuffPo and Dailykos: The folks at Netroots Nation and RIFuture.org have done a great job of shining the spotlight on a labor dispute we are facing locally in Providence — the outcome of which will directly decide whether the Netroots Nation conference will bring approximately $2 million in economic activity to our area

Give Workers A Fair Deal And Bring Netroots Nation Convention To Providence Read More »

Westin’s Intransigence Keeps Netroots Nation Out Of Providence

This could be a big deal for Providence — upwards of $2 million in economic impact, and a lot of fun to boot.  Netroots Nation had been looking to host its 2011 conference in Providence, at the Westin and Convention Center.  They deserve a lot of credit for respecting the boycott.  Netroots Nation director Nolan

Westin’s Intransigence Keeps Netroots Nation Out Of Providence Read More »

Providence Daily Dose