Daily Archives: September 9, 2013

Troubling patterns emerging in State management

  A troubling pattern is emerging with the high-level managers that run Governor Branstad’s state government. We have a Human Services Director who was unaware of isolation policies at the Iowa Juvenile Home, a Veterans Home Commandant that bullies staff … Continue reading

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Paper Applications will be available at Unemployment Office

State House Rep. Mike Smiddy says a deal has been brokered between the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Quad City Federation of Labor. The two sides met in a private meeting Friday morning. The two sides met at … Continue reading

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Union and IDES to Meet Over Unemployment Office

Quad City Federation of Labor President Dino Leone has confirmed he’s meeting with Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Director Jay Rowell Friday. As News Eight’s John David reported on August 26th and the 27th, the IDES would move its … Continue reading

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Labor leaders to be honored Oct. 11

The Quad-City Federation of Labor will honor four Quad-City labor leaders at the East Central Iowa–Northwestern Illinois AFL-CIO Hall of Fame Banquet next month. The 22nd annual event will be held Oct. 11 at the Radisson Quad-City Plaza Hotel in … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History September 09: In convention at Topeka, Kan., delegates create the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. The men who repaired the nation’s rail cars were paid 10 or 15¢ an hour, working 12 hours a day, often … Continue reading

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