Operation Union Veterans Day

For the first time, to celebrate Veterans Day, the Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO will be launching “Operation Union Veterans Day.''

We will use this campaign to tell the story of the role veterans and military families play in the American labor movement throughout the month of November. Not only will we tell the union veterans’ story, but we’ll also use this as an engagement and mobilization effort to launch a Union Veterans Council membership drive. We’re also planning, for the first time ever, to catalog the Veterans Day activities that many unions and labor bodies already host. 

Here are the four actions that we are asking all state federations, central bodies, affiliates, and union vet members to take to support your veterans and the UVC beginning on Veterans Day: 

  • Create and support events in your area during the month of November to mobilize union veterans  (Use this Forum HERE to report and highlight your local events and actions)
  • Invite all union veterans to join the AFL-CIOs virtual veterans round table on Veterans Day, 11/11@12:00 EST Watch Here https://aflcio.org/aflciotv 

  • Support the UVC’s membership drive throughout the month of November — sharing content on social media SIGN-UP HERE

  • Highlight the stories of your union’s veterans through video testimonials and social media (CLICK HERE to record your video today!)