layoffs en Women & Infants Labor Dispute Over Definition Of "Delivery" <p>A labor dispute at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence has erupted over the layoff of 16 staff members. The layoffs, and the dispute, turn on the definition of a single word: deliveries.</p><p>Members of the Service Employees International Union local 1199 are picketing outside Women and Infants over the hospital’s decision to cut several cleaning, lab, and clinical staff. Union spokesman Patrick Quinn says his members dispute the hospital’s claim that the number of deliveries – and therefore the need for as many staff – has dropped below 8500 over the past year.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:22:02 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23668 at More Layoffs As Lifespan Tries to Trim $150M <p>The state’s largest hospital network is making another attempt to trim nearly $150 million in expenses over the next two and a half years. Lifespan has announced another round of layoffs.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:32:36 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 15665 at More Layoffs As Lifespan Tries to Trim $150M Hasbro to cut 10% of workforce, consolidate facilities <p>Pawtucket-based toy maker Hasbro says it will lay off about 10 percent of its workforce and consolidate some facilities to offset lower than expected revenue growth.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:40:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9231 at Hasbro to cut 10% of workforce, consolidate facilities ProJo set to move ahead with layoffs in November <p>Providence Journal managers have closed the door on cost-saving talks with the Providence Newspaper Guild and plan to move ahead with layoffs in the first week of November, according to Guild president John Hill.</p><p>Hill says a&nbsp;”very bad”&nbsp;October revenue report made management unwilling to offer a guarantee of no layoffs in 2013. Management plans to&nbsp;eliminate enough positions to <a href="">cut spending by $1.2 million</a>.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:22:30 +0000 Ian Donnis 8647 at