Daily Archives: January 22, 2013

Quad City Federation of Labor Selects New President

Delegates to the Quad-City Federation of Labor elected longtime labor and political activist Dino Leone to the president’s post. The election was Monday night. Leone, who has been the federation’s Illinois vice president, succeeds Jerry Messer, who announced in November … Continue reading

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Worker compensation is question in state budget

By CATHERINE LUCEY The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad has released his budget proposal, but one key part of the plan remains a question mark. That’s compensation for the roughly 20,000 union represented state workers in … Continue reading

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Quad City Federation of Labor President, Messer Retires

January 21, 2013 –  By Tracy Leone President Jerry Messer stepped down after twenty-six years as President of the Quad City Federation of Labor. He will continue to serve as President of his local UFCW 431. The delegates presented Mr. … Continue reading

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Kent’s Open Sores

By Kevin Hall The Iowa Republican.com                          Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. The legal entanglements for Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson … Continue reading

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An Unnecessary ALEC Bill in Iowa

By Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor Iowa House Republicans are launching their first, but surely not their last attack on workers this legislative session.  All 53 Republicans co-sponsored HJR 1, an amendment to put the so-called “right to … Continue reading

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Support the ATU Strike in NYC

Today is Day 3 of the ATU 1181 Strike in NYC involving 8,800 drivers and matrons. The Labor Movement is standing strong with parents and ATU 1181 members in demanding that Mayor Bloomberg put the safety of children first by … Continue reading

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