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Some Like It Hot: Local Union 25 Give Glass Studio A Clear Future

November 29th, 2018

It’s clear as glass that Local Union 25 has made a white-hot impact on one of the most unique art spots in the Quad-Cities, Hot Glass. The gallery at 104 Western Davenport, in the Davenport Printing Company building, will be celebrating its renovation and expansion with a grand re-opening featuring renowned glass artists John Miller and Alex Stisser from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and a look around its amazing studio gives area art fans a mirror into the craftsmanship of the union workers that made this renewal a reality. “We’re just stunned and so grateful to all the folks from Local... Read More

Mercado Open Air Market Opens In Moline Friday

August 24th, 2016

Mercado on Fifth, an open-air market in the Floreciente neighborhood in downtown Moline, is opening to the public on Friday. The Grand Opening, which will include a ribbon cutting ceremony by Lee Vasquez from the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber, is scheduled for Friday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will enjoy fresh produce, prepared foods, live music, and entertainment for all ages including live music by The Crooked Cactus Band from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., food vendors including El Mariachi, Divine Soul2Soul, Hacienda, Streets of Italy Pizza, What’s Poppin Popcorn, and many more,... Read More

Unions Often Under-appreciated for their Positive Impact on the Quad Cities Community

December 18th, 2015

Ask Dino Leone, the president of the Quad-City Federation of Labor, what unions have done that goes unrecognized by most people and he answers with a list of accomplishments that is staggering in its scope. “Legislatively, we have been able to pass laws that have benefited all workers, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, public education, workers’ compensation, FMLA (the Family and Medical Leave Act), minimum wage, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the Fair Labor Standards Act, prevailing wages, civil rights and the list goes on,” says... Read More

Understanding the Affordable Health Care Act

November 9th, 2015

The enrollment period to apply for the Affordable Health Care Act is under way and there is much to consider. Jennifer Busch, an insurance navigator for Genesis Health Systems, said it is difficult to determine even average costs involved because each person is different. She said so much depends on their income and number of people living in their household. But in general, the best thing to do is to call and find out the particulars of your case. “If people lose their job, they may be eligible for a special enrollment period,” she said. “The prices are all based on family size and gross... Read More

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