The Air Transport Division Veteran’s Committee (ATDVC) was established to assist veteran and current military TWU members to receive benefits and entitlements they have earned. We serve those who make the ultimate sacrifice for organized labor regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status or branch of service. The ATDVC promotes political education on legislation pertinent to both veterans and the labor movement, while engaging in political activism for the protection of our military men and women, both past and present. We assist and help secure benefits our military members are entitled to under the United Service Members Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA), as well as their appropriate collective bargaining agreement. The committees also assists Veteran members who are due benefits from the Veterans Administration, including retirement benefits, disability benefits, benefits under the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Military Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), improvements in conditions and any other issues affecting uniformed service members and their families. We strive to create working relationships with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Department of Labor (DOL), Veterans Employment Training Services, Department of Transportation (DOT), and civilian employers.
The ATDVC Motto is simple but powerful, “Veterans Helping Veterans”
Participating locals representing members at American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines and Southwest Airlines:
501, 502, 507, 512, 513, 514, 530, 541, 542, 556, 561, 562, 564, 565, 567, 568, 570, 571, 575, 576
Events the ATDVC has been involved with:
- Skyball- A fundraiser in support of North Texas military families and to honor service members, veterans and their families.
Tribute to the Troops- An all expense paid weekend to LAS for Wounded Warriors to say thank you and to honor their service and bravery.
Wounded Warrior Project- Walter Reed Army Medical Center- Donations of clothing and toiletries for the wounded troops.
- Corrected benefit payment issues
Corrected Seniority issues
Developing a checklist to assist our members when deployed and are returning form deployment.
We have assisted over 300 Veterans in obtaining disability benefits
For more information please visit the TWU ATD Veterans Webpage at http://veterans.twu.org.