Veterans

Veteran’s Affairs and Information

UWUA provides workforce development and assistance for veterans, as well as support for our own military veterans and their families.

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  • Local 223 Member Establishes Legacy Scholarship Fund for Children of Veterans

    Local 223 Member Establishes Legacy Scholarship Fund for Children of VeteransLocal 223 Member Jim Austin Helps Michigan American Legion Raise $10,000 for Legacy Scholarship Fund for Children of Veterans Local 223 Millwright Jim Austin from the Fossil Generation Division at the Trenton Channel Power Plant recently helped estab…

  • Union Plus Introduces Grant for Veterans

    Union Plus Introduces Grant for VeteransUnion Plus Introduces Mortgage Veterans Grant to Help Union Members Who Served The American dream of homeownership is far too often out of reach, especially for those who make significant sacrifices to protect our country. Union Plus wants to make th…

  • New Go-To Place for Veterans Benefits

    New Go-To Place for Veterans BenefitsNew Go-To Place for Veterans Benefits Military veterans and their families have a new online source of help for getting the benefits they’ve earned.  On the website Explore VA, produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you can learn…

  • Our Veterans Deserve Better

    Our Veterans Deserve BetterOur Veterans Deserve Better Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature have put our veterans – those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom – at risk. Earlier this year, Grand Rapids Veterans Home nurse aides’ jobs were outsour…

  • U.S. Rep Tim Ryan Runs Marathon for Troops

    U.S. Rep Tim Ryan Runs Marathon for TroopsCLEVELAND — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will run in the Cleveland Marathon on May 20 in support of Project Welcome Home Troops, a stress-relief workshop for returning veterans. He has been training for the marathon for weeks, and is running in the marat…

  • UWUA, The State of Illinois, Office of Governor Pat Quinn Announces New Training Program for Veterans at City Colleges of Chicago

    UWUA, The State of Illinois, Office of Governor Pat Quinn Announces New Training Program for Veterans at City Colleges of ChicagoApril 11, 2012 (CHICAGO, IL) – The State of Illinois, Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA AFL-CIO), Peoples Gas and City Colleges of Chicago jointly launch a new “training to placement” workforce development project targeted towa…

  • State of Illinois and UWUA to Announce Veterans Training Program

    State of Illinois and UWUA to Announce Veterans Training ProgramAdvisory April 11, 2012 10:30 am Chicago, Illinois http://power4america.org/about/veteran/   STATE OF ILLINOIS AND UTILITY WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA TO ANNOUNCE NEW TRAINING PROGRAM FOR VETERANS AT CHICAGO CITY COLLEGES CHICAGO – The state of Ill…

  • Congressional Budget Cuts Could Slash Job Opportunities for Female Vets and Victims of Violence

    Congressional Budget Cuts Could Slash Job Opportunities for Female Vets and Victims of ViolenceFebruary 20, 2012 Earlier this week, proposed congressional budget cuts in 2013 spending called for steep reductions in employment related programs, including a 12 percent cut to the U.S. Department of Labor. This significant decrease would adversely…

  • President Obama’s Plan to Put Veterans Back to Work

    President Obama’s Plan to Put Veterans Back to WorkTHE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary President Obama’s Plan to Put Veterans Back to Work In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a new Veterans Job Corps initiative to help our returning veterans find pathways to civili…

  • Veteran’s DOL Resources

    Veteran’s DOL ResourcesThe Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) assists veterans, reservists, and National Guard members in securing employment. Reservists and National Guard members called to active duty have rights and responsibili…

  • Helpful Websites for Female Veterans

    Helpful Websites for Female VeteransThe following represents Internet Sites of Interest to Women Veterans. Providing these Internet Addresses/Sites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Veterans Affairs or UWUA of any Web site or the information, products or services con…

  • Leading the Way in Hiring Vets

    Leading the Way in Hiring VetsEncouraging hiring managers to use their expertise to help make the federal government a leader in Veterans’ employment, Deputy Secretary Seth Harris addressed the Federal Veterans Employment Symposium Thursday afternoon. The three day event br…

  • Teamsters/Military CDL Licensing Notice – Illinois

    Teamsters/Military CDL Licensing Notice – IllinoisTEAMSTER / MILITARY CDL Licensing Program Attention Illinois Veterans Illinois Teamsters / Employers Apprenticeship and Training Fund Affiliated with Joint Councils 25 & 65 200 Hour (5 week) Basic CDL Class A Truck Driver Training Program DATE: A…

  • UWUA Supports Veterans By Giving an American Tradition

    UWUA Supports Veterans By Giving an American TraditionStatement by Richard Passarelli National Veterans Chair Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO 300 South Ashland Ave, Suite 206 Chicago IL, 60607 “Under leadership of National Utility Workers of America President Mike Langford, National Veterans Ch…