organized labor

Send David Segal to Washington

We get to write about David Segal even if RI’s second congressional district does not encompass the city of Providence, because Dave was one of the three founders of the Providence Daily Dose. [Correction: Part of Providence is within congressional district two. BC] He certainly reflects our political point of view and has already earned […]

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Position Available At The Renaissance

So the whole Joey DeFrancesco “I Quit” video (scroll down) with the What Cheer? Brigade has really really blown up. Check out this fairly extensive interview from Access Hollywood of all things. Host Billy Bush reads the official Renaissance Hotel response and Joey describes the working conditions that prompted his glorious leave-taking. Watch to the

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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

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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

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Today at 3 — Rally for Providence College janitors

Come out and support the PC janitors’ fight for a fair contract — and their fundamental right to organize, as they’ve been subject to harassment and intimidation by their bosses. 3PM at 549 River Avenue (outside of main entrance to PC). This nonviolent rally will take place in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose

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Good News!!!

RIFuture covers two unusually positive political developments today. National Grid, our electrical utility, has expressed a new willingness to enter long-term agreements with suppliers of renewable energy. The Providence City Council’s finance committee will be taking up the Living Wage Ordinance on Thursday. (Yours truly was recently informed that he’ll be giving the presentation on

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Dear Carson, way to cement your reputation as a jackass

Carson Daly — likely the late-night host who’s least-able to wing it without his writers — is breaking ranks and crossing the picket line: NEW YORK (AP) – NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” is about to become the first late- night talk show to defy the writers strike and resume production. Daly, who is

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REMINDER: AFL-CIO organizing director at Brown

  On Tuesday, the Student Labor Alliance, RI Jobs with Justice, and others will be hosting Stewart Acuff. List 120 (64 College St.) at 8pm. Acuff is an awesome speaker, and the way-left national director of organizing for the AFL-CIO. With elections on the horizon, and the recent split in the AFL-CIO — because of

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