Union members serve homeless veterans
Orange County workers recently spent the day serving food to homeless veterans and the many organizations that working together to provide critical services to our nation's heroes.Learn More
Prop 41 passes, veterans win!
California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 41 with support from union members across the state.
More than 200,000 California veterans live in poverty, and more than a quarter of the nation’s homeless veterans are right here in our state.
Prop 41 directs $600 million of existing Proposition 12 (Veterans Bond Act of 2008) to housing options for veterans.Learn More
Kickstands up! Veterans + Labor will ride to OC Fair this Veterans Day
Vounteers needed! Labor community to clean USS Iowa battleship Nov. 8
Union members donate food and supplies to homeless veterans
Orange County union members stepped up to help veterans Oct. 2 in support of the Veterans + Labor initiative by donating food, home and baby items, and cash to service families in need.
Members of the Orange County Employees Association collected 630 lbs. in donations, and donated them to the Orange County Food Bank, where your donations will be specifically earmarked for homeless veterans who attend the upcoming Orange County Stand Down event.
Labor will continue the Food Drive for Veterans Nov. 11 at the OC Fair & Event Center. We're trying to raise at least 2,000 lbs. of donations for veterans to say "Thanks a ton!" for your service.
Requested donations include:
Canned and instant soups, pastas, and canned fruits and vegetables
Ethnic foods (Hispanic, Asian, etc.)
Foods that require low heat or no heat for homeless families
Special-needs foods including low-sugar, no-salt, no-cholesterol, gluten-free, etc.
Money/gift cards to purchase food
Baby items including baby food, diapers, clothing, bottles, etc.
Non-toxic household supplies including toothpaste, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc.
All items should be brand new and brought to the OC Fair & Event Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.Learn More
NBC NEWS: Hungry heroes—25 percent of military families seek food aid
About 620,000 households that include at least one soldier, reservist or guardsman—or 25 percent of the nation’s total active duty and reserve personnel—that are seeking aid from food pantries and other charitable programs across the country, according to a rare inquiry about the food insecurity of troops and veterans conducted by Feeding America, a hunger relief charity.
Another 2.37 million households including veterans receive assistance from food pantries that are part of Feeding America's network (this figure doesn't include households where both a former and current service member reside).Learn More
You’re invited! FREE Veterans Day community celebration Nov. 11 at OC Fair!
California Unions Urge Support for State’s Veterans, Yes Vote on Prop 41
Over 200,000 California veterans live in poverty. More than a quarter of the nation’s homeless veterans are right here in our state. We see them on the street. Their injuries – both physical and emotional – are evident. Yet, far too little is being done to help the heroes who fought for our country find a roof over their heads at night. That’s simply shameful.
We can do better. We must do better.Learn More