Additionally, the Union Veterans Council holds private enterprise and elected officials accountable for their words and actions. They believe wholeheartedly that the ability for someone to self-identify as “pro-veteran” isn’t determined by what lapel pin they don or what catchphrase they employ; veterans face real issues that require real actions—constructive actions that lead to positive solutions.
The Union Veterans Council fights every day for those who have fought for us.
Find out more at unionveterans.org
On this week’s labor calendar, striking bus drivers continue to picket in Lorton; by the way, there are lots of way to support the strike besides walking the line; to find out how, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1940, 57 crewmen on three freighters died over a three-day period when their ships sank during a huge storm over Lake Michigan.
Today’s labor quote is by Hugo Black, Alabama Senator and future supreme court justice, on the attack on the Bonus Army Vets in 1932. Hugo Black, who said:
"As one citizen, I want to make my public protest against this militaristic way of handling a condition which has been brought about by widespread unemployment and hunger."
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