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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.

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.
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.