Operation Union Veterans Day celebrates opportunities for veterans

Will Attig, an Iraq War veteran and Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss Operation Union Veterans Day, the Council’s campaign to tell the story about the role veterans and military families play in the American labor movement throughout the month of November. Continue reading

UA Local 669 recruiting specialist looks to recruit more veterans into the trades

During the week of Veterans Day, America’s Work Force Union Podcast featured veterans who continue to serve by helping fellow Americans obtain careers in union industries.

United Association (UA) Local 669 Recruitment and Outreach Specialist Tim Coleman joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how he is helping to recruit new members into the ranks of UA Local 669 and the building trades in general. Continue reading

HFIAW GP touts veterans as great candidates for building trades apprenticeship programs

Veterans have always been able to find quality employment in the building trades unions and some have even climbed to the top ranks of their respective union.

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President and Navy veteran Gregory T. Revard joined AWF Union Podcast on Veterans Day to explain how the Insulators are helping veterans find meaningful careers. Continue reading

Author explains how chemotherapy was discovered after a tragic WWII attack on an Italian port

During this special Veterans Day episode and every day, it is vital that we tell and remember the stories of soldiers, doctors and researchers who made massive discoveries during times of conflict.

Author Jennet Conant joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss her book about one of the great medical developments to come out of World War II and how many are discovered. Continue reading

Union Veterans Council Exec. Director says union membership helps veterans transition into civilian life

The veterans who served in the armed forces and fought for our country face issues when they eventually transition back to civilian life. Many of these issues stem from not being able to find a quality career.

As we celebrate Veterans Day, it is important to remember the struggles veterans face when they return home.

Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig discussed how the council is helping to connect veterans to quality careers as union members, the struggles he faced when transitioning and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Helmets to Hardhats Exec. Director says veterans make perfect tradesmen and tradeswomen

The heroes who serve in the United States military deserve more than what they often get. Work after service or some sort of training helps advance this population.

Helmets to Hardhats Executive Director Dave Porter discussed how the program has helped thousands of veterans find careers in the building trades and why veterans make great tradesmen and tradeswomen on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading