roquette america

2nd Attempt by Keokuk
7:42 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Mayor Requesting Penalty $$$

Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion

Keokuk is looking to benefit from a penalty to a local company.

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Violations of Clean Water Act
8:45 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

$4.1-Million Penalty for Roquette America

Roquette America's plant in Keokuk

Roquette America must pay a $4.1-million dollar penalty to settle allegations that it dumped industrial waste into the Mississippi River and Soap Creek.

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City Does Not Use Road
9:15 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Keokuk Seeks Compensation

Keokuk City Council

Several members of the Keokuk City Council are looking for some compensation for its generosity in regards to a new ordinance.

The panel has approved the first reading of an ordinance providing a special encroachment for Roquette America.

The company would be able to build its own road on an unused portion of Railroad Street between “F” Street and “H” Street once the ordinance is approved.

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Roquette Lockout
3:14 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Solidarity in the Gate City

Supporters of Local 48-G complete a lap through downtown Keokuk to show support for workers locked out by Roquette America

March 28 marked the six month anniversary for Roquette America locking out roughly 240 union workers in Keokuk.  Hundreds of people from throughout the Midwest met in the southeast Iowa city over the weekend to stand in solidarity with the union.  The event also served as a rallying cry for the working class.

Supporters  honked their car horns as more than 400 people marched along Main  Street in downtown Keokuk.

The  demonstrators marched from  the Keokuk Labor Temple to the intersection  of 14th and Main and  back, carrying signs and chanting.

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