The country’s smallest state has enacted a big minimum wage. The Newport Buzz reports: “Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Representative David A. Bennett and Senator Ana B. Quezada, today signed into law legislation which raises the minimum wage in Rhode Island…

The labor union representing Kroger workers is speaking out against the company’s new policy that removes mask requirements for vaccinated customers. CBS affiliate, WLKY, reports: “The labor union representing Cincinnati-based Kroger’s frontline workers wants the grocery giant’s CEO to assure the public that the majority of people in its stores will continue to wear masks…

A pro “right to work” group is fuming about the alleged jubilation by NLRB staff at the firing of a Trump-appointed union-buster. Reuters reports: “Some current and former high-ranking lawyers at the National Labor Relations Board celebrated President Joe Biden’s firing of Trump-era general counsel Peter Robb and praised his replacement as ‘wonderful’ and ‘a…

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