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Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council
receives Federal Grant

Monday, October 19, 2009
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) today announced ten grants totaling approximately $650,000 to support cooperative initiatives by labor-management groups nationwide through recognition of innovative approaches to workplace issues as well as best practices in labor relations.
"The current, tough economic environment means that unions and employers are confronting difficult and complex issues. The FMCS grants program is an important effort to encourage innovative problem-solving and show the benefits of collaboration," said FMCS Director George H. Cohen. "This year's grantees have been selected to lead the way through creative, cooperative labor-management initiatives that may serve as models for other work places around the country."
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Cohen said that because of limited funding, only one out of every five applications for FY2009 could be selected for a grant. Therefore, competition was intense. Applications were rated by an agency committee that included public members.
The Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council (DALMC) was one of ten grant recipients and received a grant in the amount of $98,445.00 over an 18-month period. The DALMC has formulated a plan to begin addressing employer, union and worker concerns. Our past accomplishments have led us to begin a mission to renew services to our current members and to expand our cooperative spirit to new members and supporters through our "Partnering for Progress" campaign. The DALMC has three main goals:
  • Change the image and perception of skilled trade jobs in the Greater Dubuque area.
  • Educate local union members and employers using relevant and applicable labor-management skills within the workplace.
  • Educate the community about the importance and benefits of strong labor-management relations.
FMCS Grant in 1990
DALMC first received funding from FMCS in 1990. Grant funding of $51,075 was used to establish the Council's programming.
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