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The Georgia AFL-CIO Launches the Georgia Union Veterans Council

Charlie Flemming
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On March 24th, 2018, dozens of Union Veterans gathered to launch the Georgia Union Veteran’s Council.

The Union Veterans Council brings working-class veterans together to speak out on issues such as the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA. Additionally, the Council holds private enterprise and elected officials accountable for their words and actions. Union Veterans face real issues that require real actions—constructive actions that lead to positive solutions.

Attendees heard from speakers like Will Attig, the Director of the National Union Veteran’s Council, representatives from Congressman Bishop's office and Lisa Ford of Helmets to Hardhats; a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.

Event pictures are at the end of this article. The Union Veteran’s Council will meet quarterly and give updates on the programs and initiatives of the council. If you are interested in joining the Union Veteran’s Council, please call the Georgia AFL-CIO office at 404-525-1175.