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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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