Labor Night at the Ballpark! June 17th

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Black Workers’ Conference – June 11th

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Live United – Labor United: T-Shirt Summer Fundraiser

The United Way of the Quad Cities Area is excited to offer a great opportunity to our local unions to both show your support for the partnership between the AFL-CIO & United Way as well as support our community impact work right here in the Quad Cities.
The “Live United/Labor United” t-shirts come in fluorescent green, safety orange, or navy blue, and are $15 each for any size. The shirts are USA Made and Union Printed. All proceeds will go directly to the United Way of the Quad Cities Area for our Community Impact investment work.
Please fill out the attached order form and let us know how many shirts you would like to purchase and we will take care of the order for your local and have the product shipped directly to you. Once the order is placed, we will submit an invoice to your local union that will be equal to the quantity of shirts requested x $15.
These “Live United/Labor United” t-shirts are ideal for parades, community service projects, the worksite, and just about anywhere else. Since they are quality USA made and union printed, these shirts will last a long time, too.
If your local is interested in ordering these shirts to support the United Way of the Quad Cities Area, all you need to do is fill out the information below and we’ll take it from there.
All orders must be submitted by July 1st and will shipped directly to your local union by mid-July.
Questions? Please call Joshua Schipp, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison, at 309-738-6536 or email jschipp@unitedwayqc.org.

Shirt promo sheet

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Hey Quad Cities, we need You… 2 Fight Hunger!

NALC Food Drive 2016

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Upcoming Union Events | February & March

The Quad City Federation of Labor is hosting three upcoming events that may be of interest to you and your fellow union members, friends, and family. Flyers are attached for all three events with descriptions below. Please feel free to share this information at your union meetings, newsletters, email lists, and social media pages.

The Day After the Election: Turning Politics into Policy
Join us for an important conversation about how labor and community allies can and must turn the energy of political engagement into the reality of changing policy to help working families. Case studies from the city to state level of government will be highlighted.

 
Divided Congress and State Governments – How Can We Mobilize & Win for Workers at the Local Level?
 
What’s Working Where? Minimum Wage Increase,  Stopping Right-to-Work Ordinances, Fair Contracting, Ban the Box and more!
 
The Case for Coalitions – Labor Issues Are Community Issues!
A Free Labor & Community Education Course taught by staff from the University of Iowa Labor Center
Monday February 29th | 5-8pm
Free dinner served from 4:45-5:15
UFCW Local 431 Hall
2411 West Central Park Avenue | Davenport, IA
Please RSVP by emailing solidarity@quadcityfed.com or by calling 309-788-1303.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1657668921166563/

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Quad City Federation of Labor Night at the Rink!

Come join union members and their families alongside friends and supporters of organized labor for a special Friday night game at the iWireless Center! Last year, over 1,300 tickets were sold for this special promotion!
Once again, the QC Mallards will be offering $10 tickets for active and retired union members and their family members. Don’t forget Friday’s are $1 beer and $1 hotdog nights!
Call Zac Wilken at 309-277-1384 for tickets!
Friday March 4th – 7pm – iWireless Center

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/809477005846342/

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Quad City Federation of Labor Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser!

Come join nearly 200 friends and family for a very fun and competitive game of trivia! This event keeps growing year after year and is a fun event for the whole family!
Friday March 18th
Doors open at 5:30pm and gameplay begins at 6:30pm. Teams of 8 are $80 and super mulligans are available for $10 and regular mulligans can be purchased for $1 each, maximum of 10.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 25 Hall | 4600 46th Ave Rock Island
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes! Please bring your own food and drinks!

Please RSVP by emailing solidarity@quadcityfed.com or by calling 309-788-1303.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191995077496437/

2016 Trivia Night Fundraiser

Labor can Double Investment in Protecting Childhood

Dear Local Unions:
The Quad City Federation of Labor and Child Abuse
Council are reaching out to you now because we need your
support more than ever to keep local children safe.
Thank you for your commitment to building a strong Quad
Cities and for your past support of our community’s youngest
and most vulnerable children. Due to the fiscal situation in the
state of Illinois the Child Abuse Council must raise $300,000 in
new and increased funds to ensure continued availability of
services in our community. This investment will allow the
Child Abuse Council to provide services and secure future
programming for vulnerable Quad City children.
We have a unique and exciting opportunity RIGHT NOW
to ensure these services continue and to make our investments
go further. Right now, Alcoa has agreed to match up to $10,000
any funds raised by our local unions in support of child abuse
prevention! They have agreed to this match of $5,000 this
calendar year and $5,000 in 2016. We would like to raise at
least $10,000 from our local unions by January 31, 2016 to
ensure these vulnerable families don’t experience any gaps or
delays in services they need and deserve.
We have attached an overview of this campaign and included
more information about the Child Abuse Council.
Checks may be written to the Child Abuse Council and will be
collected by the Quad City Federation of Labor for presentation
to the Child Abuse Council.
Thank you for believing EVERY CHILD DESERVES A
CHILDHOOD!

Mark Mathews
Executive Director
Child Abuse Council
markm@childabuseqc.org
(309)736-7170 x121

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Health Benefit Tax Pushback and Counter – November 2015

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