nd 22 Annual East Central Iowa – North Western Illinois AFL-CIO Hall of Fame Banquet PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dino Leone   
Friday, 06 September 2013 15:10

Rock Island, IL— The Quad City Federation of Labor will be hosting the 22nd Annual East Central Iowa – North Western Illinois AFL-CIO Hall of Fame Banquet at the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel in Downtown Davenport on Friday, October 11th. The event begins at 6pm with a cocktail hour, and the program begins at 7pm. The purpose of this event is to honor long-time labor leaders for their life-long service to their local unions, and the Labor Movement, by inducting them into the coveted AFL-CIO Hall of Fame. This year, in addition to the Hall of Fame induction, we will be honoring Dan Larson, a retiree from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 145, with the prestigious Robert E. Gibson Community Service Award that will be presented to him by Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan.

This year’s Inductees into the Hall of Fame will be:

Sister Wanda Sweat – United Auto Workers Local 865

Sister Vera Kelly – United Steelworkers Local 105

Brother Thomas Esparza – American Federation of Government Employees Local 15

Brother John Honeycutt – United Food and Commercial Workers Local 431

Each year, our Congressional delegates from the bi-state region are invited to speak to the over five hundred attendees, including: Union Presidents, Business Managers, Union members, community dignitaries and local elected officials. We anticipate the attendance this year will be higher than any year prior. Invited members of Congress include: Senator Tom Harkin, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Congressman Dave Loebsack, and Congressman Bruce Braley.

This AFL-CIO Hall of Fame Banquet is open to the public. To make reservations, please contact Joshua Schipp, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison at 309-738-6536 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The cost per seat is $40, and tables of 12 can be reserved at $480.

For more information call:

Dino Leone, President Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, 309-788-1303

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