Effects of the Sequestration on the Quad Cities


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Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 10:49 am
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Press release submitted by Quad City Federation of Labor


The Quad City Federation of Labor to host forum on effects of Across-the-Board Budget cuts to Quad City Residents and Economy

Rock Island, Illinois, March 14, 2013 –Across the board budget cuts, called sequestration, will lead to the loss of over one million American jobs this year and many more jobs over the next decade. It will also result in dramatic reductions in funding for education and health and human service providers. The Rock Island Arsenal – the largest employer in Eastern Iowa – is facing up to 22 furlough days for the remainder of the year as they grapple with the cuts.

Join the Quad City Federation of Labor as it hosts a community forum on the effects of Sequestration right here in the Quad Cities.

Speakers include: Steve Beck, Federal employee on Arsenal Island with AFGE 15; Tom Seymour, President of the Quad Cities Alliance for Retired Americans; and Sandy Walters, Executive Director of Humility of Mary Housing. Each speaker will highlight how the sequester cuts will affect the various sectors of our local and national economy.

The solution is to repeal sequestration - not replace it - so we can put these manufactured crises behind us and focus on the urgent problems of putting America back to work, raising wages and reducing economic inequality. We will be urging attendees to contact their representatives in Congress to demand the repeal of the sequestration.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH, 2013
TIME: 5:00-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community Health Care, 2750 11th St, Rock Island
CONTACT: Tracy Leone, 309-738-3196 /563-324-9414

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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