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Every year, as I think about the Thanksgiving holiday, I always try to concentrate on the things that we as a union, and our sisters and brothers in solidarity everywhere, have to be thankful for. And, as always, there is much to be thankful for. But what to say about 2020?
Local 163 President Ralph Morris Jr. talks about the importance of certifying November's election results and making sure that every vote is counted.

This Break Time, Bev talks with 3 workers from Bronx Defenders, who will be some of our newest UAW members in Local 2325, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys.

En este Break Time, Bev habla con 3 trabajadores de Bronx Defenders, quienes serán algunos de nuestros miembros más nuevos de la UAW en el Local 2325, la Asociación de Abogados de Asistencia Legal.

Dear Sisters and Brothers, As trade unionists and as Americans, we were outraged and heartsick at the horror of George Floyd’s death on May 25. It was yet another tragedy in a long and sorrowful history of the divisiveness of racism in this nation. Since that day in communities from coast to coast, we have seen Americans from all walks of life, black, brown and white, stand together to demand change. To demand – finally – that we address the systemic racial divide that has plagued our nation since its inception.

Director Brakeman interviews Local 7902 members Donna Freeman-Tweed and Lupe Larez from the New School University who are still fighting for their first contract. The University has fuloughed many of these Physicians Assistants who are mental health providers, impacting student health services at the school.

Kyle Bragg, President of SEIU 32BJ, joins Bev on today's Break Time. He shares his thoughts about the 25,000 members who lost their job during the pandemic, and on the murder of George Floyd and racism in this country. Kyle Bragg, presidente de SEIU 32BJ, se une a Bev en el Break Time de hoy. Comparte sus pensamientos sobre los 25,000 miembros que perdieron su trabajo durante la pandemia, y sobre el asesinato de George Floyd y el racismo en este país.
For today's "Break Time", Bev talks with UAW Local 2377 Financial Secretary Angie Murphy and UAW Local 422 Recording Secretary Kavin Wyatt on the murder of George Floyd and sharing their experiences and thoughts. Para el Break Time de hoy, Bev habla con Angie Murphy, secretaria financiera del UAW Local 2377, y Kavin Wyatt, secretario de grabación del UAW Local 422, sobre el asesinato de George Floyd y comparte sus experiencias y pensamientos.
My Sisters and Brothers, I want to begin this message by recognizing the strength and courage of this union and each and every one of you. These past couple of months have been extraordinarily difficult for all of us — and for all of America. And as we work to open up our economy and go back to work, I know there are so many concerns and fears.

This Break Time with Brakeman, Bev talks to union leaders from the Strand Bookstore in NYC and their Local 2179 President Vilma Torres-Mulholland about the intersection of COVID-19, their jobs and the protests to stop police violence.

En este tiempo de descanso con Brakeman, Bev habla con los líderes sindicales de la librería Strand en Nueva York y su presidenta local de 2179, Vilma Torres-Mulholland, sobre la intersección de COVID-19, sus trabajos y las protestas para detener la violencia policial.