Fighting for Those Who Have Fought for Us
By Will Fischer, Executive Director, Union Veterans Council
Whenever I am asked to provide remarks somewhere, I always take a moment at the beginning to ask all the veterans in the room to stand. I do this for one main reason — no, not to simply say thanks, I’ll leave that for the football games. My reasoning is to remind all in attendance that our union ranks are chock-full of veterans. In fact, not once have fewer than 35 percent stood up — sometimes it’s more like 75 percent.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. You see, that’s because the working class and the veterans class are one in the same. When you’re talking to people who work, you’re often also talking to people who served. When you see folks fighting for their rights on the job here at home, often those same folks fought for our rights overseas.
We want veterans and all working people to enjoy the freedoms we fought to protect. That’s what the Union Veterans Council is all about — we fight for those who’ve fought for us, and we stand together for a better life.
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Council with your sisters and brothers at work and at meetings.