AFGE President Cox Reelected Chair of AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. has been reelected chair of the AFL-CIO’s Union Veterans Council. Cox was reelected by acclamation Feb. 17 during a meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

Cox, a former registered nurse with the Department of Veterans Affairs, was a founding member of the Union Veterans Council when it was created in 2008. The council has become a leading voice for holding elected officials and government leaders accountable to the needs of veterans and their family members.

“There is no more gratifying role than giving back to the men and women who have served this country with honor, distinction, bravery and sacrifice,” Cox said. “The Union Veterans Council will continue to advocate for good jobs, pay and pensions for all veterans as well as a fully funded veterans’ health care and benefits system.”

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