Illinois has another regional Labor leader, Dan Gosa, president of the Quad-City Illinois and Iowa Federation of Labor.
Gosa, Midwest regional organizer for the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 81, was elected to replace Labor and political activist Dino Leone of AFSCME. He is also president of the Davenport, Iowa, school board.
“I am deeply humbled and honored by the opportunity to represent the Quad-City Federation of Labor,” he said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with all of our affiliates and being a strong voice for Labor. One of my top priorities will be working toward bringing all unions together in our joint effort to represent the interests of all working people.”
Jeff Deppe of Laborers Local 309 was elected as Illinois vice president. Deppe also serves on the Rock Island County board.
“It’s an honor to serve as the Illinois vice president of the Quad-City Federation of Labor,” Deppe said. “We stand together fighting for everyone’s rights.”
The Quad-City Federation of Labor represents more than 60 local unions comprising 33,000 union workers and their families.