Veterans Service Commission Describes Programs to Help Veterans in Need

Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission, Jon Reiss spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 23 about veteran assistance programs.

CCVSC Cuyahoga County Veterans Service CommissionThe Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission (CCVSC) in Cleveland, Ohio works with veterans who need assistance on rent or mortgage, financial assistance, memorial affairs, social work case management, Veterans Administration claims and more. Reiss discussed how their organization has helped veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the veterans are not allowed to come into the office for formal interviews, he said veterans can fill out packets detailing their needs and the CCVSC will reach back out to them. He also said the CCVSC can assist veterans with overdue bills, helping to relieve the pressure of falling behind on payments. Lastly, he spoke about VA medical claims and how the CCVSC can assist veterans with them.

IAM International Association of Machinists and Aerospace WorkersFormer General President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and an independent labor voice, Tom Buffenbarger spoke about the importance of workers knowing the power of striking. He explained how workers need to understand their power in strikes and the potential tipping point in getting their managers to sit down to bargain. Buffenbarger then spoke about President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla. and the lackluster turnout at the event. He said the turnout was more than disappointing but the President still claimed it was amazing. Buffenbarger highlighted the importance of elections and reminded listeners seeking to oust Trump to go out and vote.

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