On Monday, April 3, workers at the famed Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) began picketing in the wee hours of the morning at multiple locations. At 4 a.m., the protests began at RISD’s campus, at the President of RISD, Crystal William’s home, and at the local facility of a scab labor company. The workers are represented by Teamsters Local 251. The union says RISD has refused to bargain in good faith. The fact that Williams lives rent-free in a multi-million dollar estate while collecting $ 600,000 yearly rankles, especially as both she and RISD management say the fair wages and benefits the workers are asking for are “excessive.”

Find the full story, by Teamster News, published April 6, 2023, here:


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