October 2010 Union Veterans Newsletter1. The Union Veterans Council Enthusiastically Supports New GI Bill 2.0
The UVC has joined with many other Veterans Organizations, including the VFW, American Legion, DAV, IAVA, MOAA, AMVETS, Student Veterans of America, Helmets to Hardhats and the American Council on Education to form a solid coalition across generations of veterans to take this message to Congress, and we hope you will join us too. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and go talk to them where you live, or call their local offices and make sure they hear loud and clear:
Sign on to Senate Bill 3447 or House Bill 5933!
These bipartisan pieces of legislation will expand G.I. Bill benefits to more veterans around the country who were left out of the first version of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. Valuable vocational training, OJT and apprenticeships will be eligible for coverage. It will also reimburse students taking multiple accreditation/certification tests.
The New GI Bill 2.0 will also simplify the benefit and es