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EXCLUSIVE: Should Rock Island Sell Its Water? An Uncut, Uncensored Q and A With American Water

August 13th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Should Rock Island Sell Its Water? An Uncut, Uncensored Q and A With American Water

EXCLUSIVE: There’s been a wellspring of controversy over the past few months as the Rock Island Mayor and City Council have contemplated selling the city’s water and sewer systems to a private company, American Water. On July 26, American Water gave a presentation to the city government officials pitching them the potential sale. After that, the council and mayor had their regularly scheduled meeting, at which there was a full house of local residents protesting against the sale, not just to American Water, but to any private company. In addition, the American Federation of State, County... Read More

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

December 18th, 2015
Unions Often Under-appreciated for their Positive Impact on the Quad Cities Community

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