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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

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.

When Ford Motor Company’s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky, stopped production in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19, UAW Local 862 member and registered nurse Denise Butsch remained on duty. As one of the local’s six nurses, she answered calls and talked with members who had questions about the virus and resources, or anxiety surrounding the pandemic...
This Memorial Day, let us all take time to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country...
This Break Time, Bev speaks with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which is a movement for people who work in the home, often facing hardship, long hours and injustices at work. We challenge you to the Rosie Challenge! Take a selfie of yourself in the Rosie the Riveter pose, and post on social media to support domestic workers, along with #careforall. See the challenge on Twitter @domesticworkers! To help domestic workers during times of Coronavirus, you can donate at domesticworkers.org. En este tiempo de descanso, Bev habla con la Alianza Nacional de Trabajadoras Domésticas, que es un movimiento para las personas que trabajan en el hogar, que a menudo enfrentan dificultades, largas horas e injusticias en el trabajo. ¡Te retamos al Rosie Challenge! Tómate una selfie en la pose de Rosie the Riveter, y publica en las redes sociales para apoyar a las trabajadoras domésticas, junto con #careforall. ¡Vea el desafío en Twitter @domesticworkers! Para ayudar a las trabajadoras domésticas en tiempos de Coronavirus, puede donar en domesticworkers.org.
The dangers of COVID-19 mean that UAW Local 2320 member Daniela Juarez, who works with the Migrant Farmworker Project in Wisconsin, doesn’t meet with her clients in person. She spends a lot of time talking with them on the phone. In person or not, her assistance is vital as many of her Spanish-speaking clients are challenged by lack of access to public areas where they depend on technology to help them get information, file forms or apply for unemployment insurance benefits, says Juarez, who assists migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout Wisconsin.