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Many believe that to die on Rosh Hashanah is to be tzaddik, a person of great righteousness.  

What a sad day for our nation and for all those who stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Ruth Bader Ginsburg blazed a trail for civil rights and women’s rights and the sanctity of our constitution in her 27 years as a Supreme Court Justice. No words can do real justice to her contributions to the highest court in the land and her contributions to our nation. To this courageous champion of women’s rights and worker’s rights and equality for all.

Today, Bev and Political Director Debbie Wright interview UAW-endorsed State Senate candidate Jason Salmon from Brooklyn, NY whose life changed when a good friend was killed by police.

Hoy, Bev y la directora política Debbie Wright entrevistan al candidato del Senado estatal Jason Salmon, respaldado por la UAW, de Brooklyn, NY, cuya vida cambió cuando la policía mató a un buen amigo.

UAW President Rory Gamble is calling on American's to come together in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and the disturbances that followed.  WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert spoke with Gamble...
The Union Plus Mortgage Assistance Program is a solid resource for union members during difficult times, especially during a layoff. The program, administered through the AFL-CIO Mutual Benefit Plan, provides interest-free loans and grants to help make mortgage payments for members who are disabled, unemployed, locked out or on strike, or on layoff. Members who qualify for the Mortgage Assistance loan benefit also receive a one-time grant of $1,000.

UAW Local 862 member and registered nurse Michelle Crumbie has worked in a hospital as an X-ray technician, and as a nurse in the hospital, the local health department and as a veteran’s benefits representative.

I want to send a message to the family of George Floyd. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through in these hours after your son’s tragic and needless death. As a father and grandfather, I want to personally extend my most heartfelt sympathy to your family.

On Break Time with Brakeman, Bev talks with Karina Whitaker, a leader at UAW Local 2121 at Foxwoods Casino, about concerns over the casino reopening on June 1st.

En Break Time with Brakeman, Bev habla con Karina Whitaker, líder del UAW Local 2121 en Foxwoods Casino, sobre las preocupaciones sobre la reapertura del casino el 1 de junio.

This global pandemic is a worldwide tragedy on so many levels for so many people, and the full impact is still an unknown. But what is not unknown is one undeniable, shameful story of inequality, of lost opportunity, of wasted minds and hearts, and of unnecessary pain and suffering.

Today, Bev chats with Wendy Fields, a UAW member and Executive Director of The Democracy Initiative, a coalition who works for voting rights, fair representation, getting money out of politics, and effective governing.