Request #19-753

Open Records Request for Number of Union Members

 I’m making the following appeal to your city/public entity as a Public Records Request. Please provide:


  • The number of city employees who are members or pay fees for each labor union.
  • This information should be broken down by each month from January of 2018 to May of 2019 and by each union which represents employees for your public entity.

I request the following information by email. If you aren’t the correct person to send this to, please pass it on. Thank you.


August 6, 2019 via web


Human Resources





Point of Contact

Etie Schaub

Request Reopened Public
September 16, 2019, 1:38pm
Request Published Public
September 7, 2019, 7:16pm
Request Closed   Hide Public

We released some of the requested documents, without redaction.


To obtain historical data, the Public Records Unit has determined that it will require a significant amount of search, retrieval, review, and/or redaction to respond to your request. More specifically, it is estimated that it will take at least 3 hours.

Under the Access to Public Records Act, the City may charge $15 per hour for search, retrieval, review, and redaction, with the first hour free. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-4(b). Responding to your request has already taken 0.5 hours. Accordingly, you will be charged $37.50.

Please note that this is just an estimate and you will be charged based upon actual time and costs. Please further note that nothing in this email represents a determination that responsive records will be found or that, if found, responsive records are public records.

Kindly note that the time to respond to your request is tolled pending receipt of your authorization and prepayment in the amount set forth in the estimate.  Checks made payable to the City of Providence may be sent to: Public Records Unit, 444 Westminster Street, Suite 220, Providence, RI 02903.


August 8, 2019, 3:41pm
Document(s) Released Public
August 8, 2019, 3:39pm
Department Assignment Public
Human Resources
August 6, 2019, 4:36pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
August 6, 2019, 4:36pm