By Debbie Gregory With a $6.15 million settlement in the class action lawsuit against United Airlines, Veterans claimed a Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) victory in court. The suit claimed that the airline didn’t properly compensate its pilots who were called to active military service. Under USERRA, current and former members of […]
Entries for May, 2014
By Debbie Gregory Recently, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said that he would block any attempt to bring the ENLIST Act to the floor as an amendment to an upcoming Defense spending bill. It was believed that the legislation, popular among Democrats, was going to be introduced by Jeff Denham (R-CA.) The ENLIST Act was […]
By Debbie Gregory On the morning of Friday May 30, 2014 Eric Shinseki resigned as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Shinseki met with President Obama prior to the announcement. During the 45 minute meeting with the president, Shinseki tendered his resignation, saying that he did not want his remaining in […]
By Debbie Gregory Losing a loved one is probably the hardest thing most people will ever experience. Losing a loved one due to their military service is particularly heartbreaking. No matter what your background is, a parent still lost a child, a sibling still lost a sibling, a friend still lost a friend, and a […]
By Debbie Gregory Veterans who are looking to use their education benefits hear a lot about which schools are the best. Many schools have the reputation as all around good academic school, or their notoriety make come from a featured degree program, such as a business degree or nursing program. Publications may say that certain […]
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