Providence Teachers Union http://ripr.org en Leadership Changes at Providence Teachers Union http://ripr.org/post/leadership-changes-providence-teachers-union <p>Providence Teachers Union President Steve Smith is stepping down after about a decade at the helm of the union in the state's largest school district.</p><p>Smith tells Rhode Island Public Radio’s Political Analyst Scott MacKay <a href="http://ripr.org/post/steven-smith-stepping-down-providence-teacher-union-president" target="_blank">he is retiring</a> after more than 30 years in the Providence Public Schools.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:07:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 28912 at http://ripr.org Steven Smith stepping down as Providence Teacher Union president http://ripr.org/post/steven-smith-stepping-down-providence-teacher-union-president <p>Steven Smith, a former state representative and the longtime president of the Providence Teachers Union, is retiring.</p><p>Smith says his retirement after 33 years as a teacher and union leader is scheduled to be considered by the Providence School Board at a meeting tomorrow.</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:38:24 +0000 Scott MacKay 28894 at http://ripr.org RI Supreme Court rejects Providence Teachers Union on retiree health care premiums http://ripr.org/post/ri-supreme-court-rejects-providence-teachers-union-retiree-health-care-premiums <p>The Rhode Island Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by the union representing Providence teachers to control&nbsp; health insurance premiums paid by retired city teachers.</p><p>In an opinion authored by Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg, the court upheld a Superior Court decision that ruled that the union’s contract with the Providence School Board allowed the board to charge retired teachers more for health care premiums than active teachers.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:35:57 +0000 Scott MacKay 17187 at http://ripr.org