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Card Carrying Member Rhode Island AFL-CIO

Don’t they all pretty much look like this? According to the ProJo Pats Blog, The New England Patriots are now members of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, according to George Nee, the state president of the national labor organization. Nee said the players have always been affiliated with the national AFL-CIO. But “just recently the National […]

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Sign the petition! End teacher “bumping” in Providence schools

Visit www.brownser.org Join Brown University’s Students for Education Reform and SIGN OUR PETITION to END TEACHER “BUMPING” in Providence public schools. The Rhode Island Department of Education has ordered the Providence school district to fill teacher vacancies based on TEACHER QUALITY and STUDENT NEED, not just seniority. Teacher “bumping” forces QUALITY teachers out of the

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Big win for North Smithfield bus drivers and SEIU

From Matt: Coming on the heels of 200 Providence Headstart workers voting to join SEIU and 600 nurses at Kent Hospital voting to join UNAP, North Smithfield school bus drivers voted “Union Yes!” today by voting to join SEIU. The 34 school bus drivers and aides work for First Student, Inc. and serve the town

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Kicking ass for the working class

Now this is some great news: For the first time in the past quarter of a century, in 2007 U.S. unions increased their share of membership among workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) annual union membership report released today. Unions added about 310,000 members last year, raising the unionized share of the

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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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