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05.09.19

IFPTE Veterans Committee Hosts Its Spring 2019 Meeting

The IFPTE Veterans Committee met this week to discuss several pending issues of importance to IFPTE represented Veterans. Among the highlights of the meeting was an update about the latest work of the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council (UVC), including the UVCs partnership with the Department of Defense to improve civilian job opportunities in workforce sectors for soon to be military Veterans.

The meeting also focused as the IFPTE Veteranís legislative agenda for the 116th Congress, notably IFPTEís advocacy against efforts to privatize VA healthcare, and the erosion of Federal Veterans Preference hiring and retention protections. SPEEA, Local 2001, Veterans Mike Shea and Jeff Forbes, gave a presentation on the latest work of the SPEEA Veterans Committee. The meeting concluded with a report from Rudolph and Forbes about the IFPTE Veteranís Committee participation in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery in February.

The next Veterans Committee meeting with be held in November of 2019. All IFPTE Veterans who wish to join the committee are welcome. Please contact Matt Biggs or Candace Rhett at (202) 239-4880.

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