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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

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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