Tag: Veterans Day

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day and the UAW joins the rest of the country in remembering those who have so honorably served our nation in wartime and in peacetime. Remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and saying “thank you” is only the beginning of how we should pay tribute to our veterans. The best way to honor veterans is to fulfill the commitments to care or our serrvicemembers while they serve and to our veterans when they return. This should not be a political issue and America’s commitment to those who have served should not end when their service ... Read more

Serving those who have served: UAW-Ford program teaches veterans how to weld

Some are homeless. Others are missing limbs or facing other serious issues as a result of their service in war-torn places such as Afghanistan and Iraq. But all of the participants in the UAW-Ford Veterans Welding Class have the same desire to improve their lives by learning a trade. Vets participating in the program at the UAW-Ford TTC speak with their instructor. The 10 veterans taking the six-week course at the Ford Technical Training Center in Lincoln Park, Michigan, are grateful for the opportunity the free course jointly operated by the UAW and Ford presents. “They’ve given me the opportunity ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams’ Veterans Day Statement

All across our great nation, Americans today gratefully acknowledge the service and sacrifice of our veterans. As UAW members, we join with the rest of the nation in remembering those who have so honorably served our nation in wartime and in peacetime. The best way to honor our veterans is to serve them all-year round. Not only must we make sure veterans’ needs are taken care of, we must also show veterans we are behind them when our political leaders make decisions about funding critical veterans’ services. Our nation’s commitment to those who have served should not end when their ... Read more

UAW President Williams’ statement on Veterans Day

We honor our veterans today. Across the country UAW members acknowledge this day, and that our union’s service to veterans is a year-round obligation. From a variety of organized activities ranging from collecting and donating items for those who live in Veterans Homes to simply taking time on any day of the year to remember and acknowledge the hard sacrifices they’ve made, UAW members are there for veterans. We always have been and always will be committed to our veterans, and we’re rightfully proud of that. Today, as we remember veterans with events throughout the country, it’s also a good ... Read more