You may have heard, Will fischer has moved on from the UVC, he’s taken a position at VoteVet. Fischer did an outstanding job in bringing the veterans council to the forefront of the labor movement. William Attig will now take on the role of Executive Director.
Attig is a combat Army Veteran who served several tours in Iraq, with the First Infantry Division. Upon returning home, like a lot of other Veterans, Attig found that finding a civilian job wasn’t easy. In 2010 he was introduced to the Helmets to Hardhats program, where he was able to become a UA Pipefitter.
Rest assured the Union Veterans Council program is in good hands. Attig’s strategic plan for building the movement involves a large scale membership drive with a mission to engage as many veterans in the union ranks as possible. Attig will also work to create state and local level veterans councils/committees and support the veteran community through legislation and policy on a state and federal level.
“I am proud and honored to be able to lead this movement. Together we can support the veterans programs that are established throughout organized labor, build local programs, train and motivate new leaders and help shape the future of the labor movement.” Attig also wants to make sure that the story of veterans in labor is being told, “there is no group of people or organization in America that does what labor is doing to give veterans careers.”
The union Veterans Council needs your help to get the word out. If you are or know a Veteran that is working in labor reach out and have them sign up. The application process is easy, you can find it on our website www.unionveterans.org.