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FEEHAN, James

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FEEHAN, James. ( ). In 1964 Feehan and his family moved from Ottumwa to Dubuque where he took a job at FLEXSTEEL INDUSTRIES, INC. and began his career at a member, steward, chief steward and officer of Local 1861 of the United Steelworkers of America.

Feehan served as local union president and Grievance Committee chairperson from May 1991 until his retirement in 2003. He had previously served as trustee and vice-president. Feehan was appointed by Lynn Williams, president of the Steelworkers International, to serve on the Wage and Policy Committee. Feehan was also a leader of the Dubuque Federation of Labor and a delegate to the United Labor Participation Committee.

He was inducted into the DUBUQUE AREA LABOR HALL OF FAME in 2008.

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Source:

"3 Inducted into Labor Hall of Fame," Telegraph Herald, February 10, 2008, p. 12