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Military veterans on the value and support unions bring to their jobs and lives.
For Immediate Release
July 21, 2020
 
Contact: Will Attig

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UNION VETERANS COUNCIL CALLS FOR THE RESIGNATION OF DEFENSE SECRETARY AND JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN FOR LAFAYETTE PARK EVENT

Veterans org also demands the Defense Department Release Rules of Engagement used during federal activation

STATEMENT: Union Veterans Council on George Floyd and National Protests

The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO mourns the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd. As an organization that represents those who served our country, we are heartbroken that George Floyd died at the hands of the very police that took an oath to protect him. George Floyd shouldn’t be a symbol, but he is. His death reflects a grim reality that racism and injustice exist in American institutions, from schools to workplaces to businesses to the sidewalk where he walked.

The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO sent a letter urging Congress to learn from the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and to take early, swift action to mitigate the financial hardships that inevitably will be leveled on America’s veterans and their families as the coronavirus recession takes hold.

 

COVID-19 - Experts tell us, social distancing is our strongest life-saving tool when it comes to fighting the novel coronavirus, but for veterans, social distancing isn't as easy as it may be for others. Along with social distancing, many are facing sudden job loss and loss of wages during this pandemic, creating the "perfect storm" for a mental health crisis in our veteran's community.