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Tune in Saturday, January 16th at 7pm for America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America's Changemakers.

UAW Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman applauds the work of UAW Local 2325 and the Queens Defenders employees seeking to form their union, "UAW Local 23

DETROIT - “Today’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh puts a labor member, long-time administrator and friend of working families in a very important but often underappreciated

Today, we take time to honor the memory of our lost brother, George Floyd. We will sit still, we will put down our tools and silence our phones for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. A full eight minutes and 46 seconds -- the agonizing amount of time that Mr. Floyd lay on the pavement begging for his life.

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.