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On July 27th, Senate Republicans announced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.

“Outside the bubble of Washington, D.C. our families continue to struggle with an economy devastated by this pandemic.

This Break Time, Region 9A Director Bev Brakeman speaks with Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill about voting processes and the upcoming August 11 primary in the state.

For Gerald Kariem, Juneteenth feels even more special in Detroit. So many successful Black Americans today are descendants of the millions of men and women who left the south for work in the north starting back in 1916 to build Ford cars.
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.