Veterans suffer from mesothelioma at higher rates than most other demographic groups. Nearly a third of mesothelioma cases diagnosed are in military veterans and as we all work together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, mesothelioma patients are among those at higher risk of severe illness because of their weakened respiratory system.

Both leaves can be taken on a continuous or intermittent (reduced schedule basis).

In all cases, the leaves are unpaid and count against the long-standing FMLA entitlements.

Military Care-Giver Leave - entitles an eligible employee who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of a “covered servicemember” to take up to 26 workweeks of FMLA leave in a single 12-month period to care for a “covered servicemember” with a “serious injury or illness”.

As the name implies,The Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award is one reserved for those UAW members who have made extraordinary contributions to advance the cause of working people, their families and communities. The award provides a vehicle for the International and Local Unions to acknowledge the unselfish efforts of individuals who have made a positive difference in the advancement of human dignity and justice for all.