2018 Camp Outing Photo Gallery

Today, Bev and Political Director Deborah Wright speak with UAW Region 9A endorsed candidate for Congress, Melissa Mark-Viverito, who shares about demanding that our laws create equity and justice. Hoy, Bev y la directora política Deborah Wright hablan con la candidata endosada para el Congreso de la Región 9A de la UAW, Melissa Mark-Viverito, quien comparte sobre exigir que nuestras leyes creen equidad y justicia.
Today on Break Time with Brakeman, Bev interviews Darlene Lombos, the Principal Officer for the Greater Boston Central Labor Council. She shares thoughts on unions working together with other allied organizations as part of a larger social justice movement. Hoy en tiempo de descanso con Brakeman, Bev entrevista a Darlene Lombos, la directora principal del Consejo Laboral Central de Greater Boston. Ella comparte ideas sobre los sindicatos que trabajan juntos con otras organizaciones aliadas como parte de un movimiento más grande de justicia social.
"Today, Bev interviews UAW Local 2110 members who are on furlough from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, CT. These educators are constantly organizing to keep their employer from eroding their union, while maintaining solidarity for when the Center opens again in January, 2021.
Yesterday, UAW Local 292 workers at GM in Kokomo, Indiana sent off the first boxes of ventilators. Not only have UAW members jumped into action to help their fellow community members, but they signed the boxes to help give hope to the hospital workers and people suffering from COVID-19. Check out the boxes and the heartfelt post, here.
My Sisters and Brothers, In today’s message, I’m happy to report an update on the extraordinary efforts of our UAW family members who are producing ventilators at the GM facility in Kokomo, Indiana. When the call came in March, our members stepped up immediately to courageously volunteer their time, going through rigorous safety training at the GM facility so they could begin work producing the critically needed ventilators that will save lives. This month will see the first delivery of more than 600 ventilators with thousands more to come over the next several months. A total of 30,000 ventilators are expected to be produced by this August.

How have we built our Region because of our autoworkers? Bev answers this question, with love to our retirees and updates on organizing!

The UAW International Executive Board is saddened by the passing today of our brother and former UAW Vice President Cal Rapson. Rapson’s career as a trade unionist and community leader began in 1965 when he joined UAW Local 659 while working at the General Motors Chevrolet Engine Plant in Flint, Michigan. A Michigan State University (MSU) student at the time, Rapson intended only to work one summer shift at GM. Instead, he committed a lifetime to helping advance the UAW’s fight for social and economic justice. In 2008 MSU recognized Rapson with an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree for his life’s work and dedication to labor.
My Brothers and Sisters, I am very pleased to share some positive news today that, once again, speaks to how our UAW family is stepping up to help out during this worldwide crisis. As we all know, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is critical to keeping our frontline health care workers and others safe from infection as they care for others and keep our communities functioning. Yesterday, we announced that the UAW, working with Ford Motor Company, has taken another step in responding to the COVID-19 crisis by shifting more production to face masks for medical use, PPE and respirators. Our UAW Ford members continue to volunteer to report to work during this difficult time as we expand at the facility across from Flat Rock, Michigan to make respirators. And UAW Ford members are continuing to make face masks for medical use at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant.

Today, Bev gives us an update on UAW Local 2179, which includes Strand Bookstore and AMC Movie Theater workers who are currently out of work. Their leadership is working hard to help members!

Bev shares her thoughts from last night about hope and solidarity!

UAW Local 2110 is the subject of Bev's video today. They are at the forefront of fighting for workers in cultural cultural institutions.