UVC Charts their Future to "Always Be There For the Fight!"

Statement by Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig on the AFL-CIO Executive Board vote to recognize the UVC as the 7th official labor constituency group

Washington D.C. - During the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention, the AFL-CIO passed a resolution to form the Union Veterans Council. From its inception, the UVC was a force multiplier for union veterans and all working families in their fight for economic freedom and security. And we are proud to announce today that because of our success and growth the UVC is becoming its own nonprofit labor organization that was just recognized by the AFL-CIO Executive Committee as only the 7th official constituency organization in history.    

 This decision by the UVC board, with the support of the AFL-CIO will allow us to scale our programmatic work and capacity to be even more effective as we fight 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.  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!

 The Union Veterans Council was built to protect working-class veterans and their interests. We will continue to do so now with greater authority and reach. I want to thank everyone who was a part of this transition and for your continued support in the next part of our journey.