Governor Lincoln Chafee and other elected officials will be touring the grounds of Rocky Point in Warwick Friday. On Saturday the former amusement park land will be open to the public. This will be the first time in about two decades.
It’s Labor Day, time to celebrate workers and labor unions. For this Labor Day RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s a tough time for workers and organized labor.
In Rhode Island, Labor Day wasn’t always just another day off. It wasn’t always just an excuse for a last summer day at the beach. Or a backyard cookout.
A century ago, Labor Day was a time of worker activism. In 1893, after years of agitation by workers and union leaders, the Rhode Island General Assembly established the first Monday in September as a legal, but not a paid, holiday.
Most employers would not be able to ask job applicants about their criminal history under legislation being considered. The Portsmouth Town Council has banned the feeding of coyotes. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
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