Laborers Veterans Committee consists of District Council and Local Business Managers and retired members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The purpose of our committee is to assist our veteran and active-duty Laborers and their families by informing them of their rights, providing benefit information, and holding the government and elected officials accountable for veterans' service-related needs. The Laborers Veterans Committee also encourages union members to get involved with other veterans organizations and take an active role in forming alliances to advocate for veterans rights.
Are You a Veteran?
Please tell the Midwest Regional Office about your military service! Click here to print a registration form.
What is a DD214?
Your DD214 is very important. It is your record of service in the military and you must have this document in order to access veterans’ benefits and services. It includes information on when you entered the military and when you were discharged, your military training and education, which medals you are entitled to, your dates, locations, and units of deployment, and dates of last dental and physical examinations, etc.
1. Keep your DD214 and put it in a safe place.
2. Make sure the information on your DD214 is complete and correct.
3. File a copy of your DD214 with your County Clerk’s Office.
4. If you have lost your DD214 contact your branch of service to request another copy.
5. Your spouse and/or other family members should know where to find your DD214 and why it is important.
If you do not have your DD214 you should check first with the county clerk's office in the county where you resided at discharge. If it is not on record with the county clerk, you can request a copy of your military records at the following link. Records requests can be submitted online or through the postal service.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs General Information Website
The VA also has very informative one and two page descriptions of the various benefits offered to veterans' and their families. They can all be accessed, downloaded and printed at the following link. link: http://www.va.gov/opa/