Union Veterans Council Becomes 7th Constituency Organization of the AFL-CIO
Union members in every industry, occupation and region of the country have proudly and bravely served in the armed forces of the United States. During the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention, the AFL-CIO passed a resolution to form the Union Veterans Council. From its inception as a project of the federation, the UVC has been a force multiplier for union veterans and all working families in their fight for economic freedom and security.
In recognition of the UVC's achievements, the AFL-CIO Executive Council this week designated the UVC as an official Constituency Organization of the federation, making the UVC only the 7th such organization in the AFL-CIO's history. This decision will allow the UVC to scale its programmatic work and capacity to be even more effective as it fights to help union veterans and all working families better their lives.
"The Union Veterans Council's foundation will remain unchanged and our mission to bring working-class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact us most remains the same," said Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig. "With this recognition we are prepared to scale the UVC to be the labor movement's force multiplier and organization that is always there for the fight!" Learn more about the Union Veterans Council and how you can get involved here.