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Rhode Island DJ Resorts to Anti-Union Profanity


A group of Rhode Island union women, among them teachers and nurses, were shocked when local DJ John DePetro resorted to calling them names in reference to an on-air protest. Rhode Island working families and union members are now pressuring WPRO radio to end DePetro’s broadcast and get the show’s sponsor, national jewelry manufacturer Alex and Ani to cease advertising. Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals Secretary-Treasurer Maureen Martin said: “There is no room in Rhode Island radio, or any radio, for hateful speech that denigrates women. If we ignore DePetro’s remarks, we’re saying it’s okay to talk about women like this, and it’s not.” Show your support at

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