Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker, and Iowa State Senator Rita Hart will speak at a Federation of Labor event in Davenport next week.
On Oct. 12, The Quad-City Federation of Labor will host the 27th annual East Central Iowa - Northwest Illinois AFL-CIO Hall of Fame Banquet. Local labor leaders will be honored at the Radisson Quad-City Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport.
Tom McCune, former Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 business manager, plus Scott Verschoore, former IBEW Local 145 business manager, will be inducted into the hall of fame, according to the news release.
McCune was selected into the Local 25 apprenticeship program in 1979, and after four years of training, worked for more than two decades in supervisory roles. In 2006, McCune was named training coordinator, and was elected three years later to the position of business manager. He retired in July.