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  • News March 31, 2011

    Creator of Maine Labor Mural Addresses Controversy

    By STEVEN GREENHOUSE Judy Taylor, the artist who painted the mural that was removed from Maine’s Department of Labor, said on Wednesday that she was sad to learn that the governor’s decision to move the mural might have started with an anonymous letter comparing it to North Korean brainwashing. Gov. Paul LePage of Maine ordered

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  • iMail , News March 8, 2011

    Veterans Council Serves Those Who Served

    The IAM is urging all union members who are military veterans to take advantage of the resources provided by the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council (UVC), an organization founded in 2008 and dedicated to providing information about legislation, programs and benefits of value and interest to veterans and their families. Veterans, family members and even non-veterans

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  • News March 7, 2011

    Jobs and Training Priority for UVC

    For Union Veterans Council, advocating for jobs and training is a top priority.  Among the main points are strengthen and enforce veterans’ preference laws and advocate that upon discharge from active duty, veterans need to be better informed of their veterans’ preference rights.  Also of concern to the UVC is that a veteran has the

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  • News March 7, 2011

    Union Veterans Council to Push Veterans Health Care

    Ensure that the Veterans Health Administration healthcare program is fully funded and that Advance Appropriations are properly implemented. Ensure that the VHA expands care to rural and female veterans, and that the thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their caregivers receive critical care and benefits. Prioritize outreach efforts by the VA, to include a

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  • Activism , Member Action Center , News March 4, 2011

    Unions Veterans Council

    The purpose of the Union Veterans Council is to bring together union leaders and union members who are veterans to speak out on veterans’ issues and influence public policy to improve the quality of life for U.S. veterans and their families.  The two primary areas of focus for veterans are access to good jobs and

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