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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1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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