Community Programs

On this page, you will find ongoing updates about the activities of 1199 members who work for community programs for the developmentally disabled in Rhode Island.  Scroll below to read any current posts – and check back soon for updates!

NEW 1199 AD ON BUDGET CASTS KLARIDES AND FASANO CAST AS “PROTECTORS OF BILLIONAIRES”AS CT AWAITS HEROES

The new ad out today sets Connecticut’s budget drama in an action movie trailer.   The ad sets the stage by opening “In a state where some legislators side with corporate lobbyists to protect billionaires and corporations while attacking middle class …

Community Programs launches important survey drive

Let your voice be heard. Our goal toward bringing dignity, better wages and a brighter future to our members continues. Workers from non-profit group homes & mental health agencies have an exciting opportunity this spring. Together we will be renegotiating …

VOTING HOURS EXTENDED AT 2 HARTFORD POLLS

A Hartford judge has decided to extend voting hours to 8:30 p.m. at two city polling locations that saw delays and missing registration lists early Tuesday morning. The extended hours will apply to the Batchelder School at 757 New Britain Avenue and …

RI Dept. of Health Considering Mandatory Annual Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers

Health care workers have a long history of supporting public health initiatives, and we know how important immunization is in helping prevent the spread of illness. But we also know that health care choices are intensely personal matters – which …

RI Members Testify on the Impact of Budget Cuts to the Developmentally Disabled

At a recent hearing at the RI State House, several 1199 members from the Blackstone Valley ARC — along with a few of our consumers — testified about the devastating impact of $24 million in budget cuts to services for …

Valentine’s Day Message to RI Elected Officials: Have a Heart!

On Valentine’s Day, 1199 members from the Blackstone Valley ARC joined with advocates, family members, and allies of the developmentally disabled to call on the RI General Assembly to “Have a Heart” and restore the $24 million in cuts passed …

Pawtucket & Central Falls 1199 Members Fight for a Fair State Budget

Nearly 50 members of 1199 who live and work in the Pawtucket and Central Falls area gathered at a forum last night to describe the harmful impact that budget cuts have had on the people that we serve, as well …

Fighting for Fair Funding for the Developmentally Disabled

On Thursday, December 15th, dozens of 1199 members from the ARC of Blackstone Valley — along with allies from other unions and advocates for the developmentally disabled — held a press conference at the RI State House to call on …