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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.

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.

This Break Time with Brakeman, Bev talks to union leaders from the Strand Bookstore in NYC and their Local 2179 President Vilma Torres-Mulholland about the intersection of COVID-19, their jobs and the protests to stop police violence.

En este tiempo de descanso con Brakeman, Bev habla con los líderes sindicales de la librería Strand en Nueva York y su presidenta local de 2179, Vilma Torres-Mulholland, sobre la intersección de COVID-19, sus trabajos y las protestas para detener la violencia policial.

Dear Sisters and Brothers, On May 19, two dams in mid-Michigan failed, leading to massive floods that devastated families in that area. Over 11,000 people were evacuated, and thousands of homes were destroyed. There is always a difficult road to rebuilding after this kind of tragedy, but it is even more challenging to do so in the age of COVID-19.
“I would like to recognize and commend everyone who plays an integral part as essential workers across the UAW, with a special emphasis on my brothers and sisters who perform cleanup duties. We have always known our value and worth with the jobs we perform, from the roof tops and tanks to the tunnels below, to keep our plants running smoothly...

Please click the link below to read President Gamble's letter in support of the HEROES Act that he sent to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Schumer on June 1, 2020.

Call, write and email your Senators and tell them to support the Act!

Today, Bev and Political Director Debbie Wright interview UAW-endorsed State Senate candidate Jason Salmon from Brooklyn, NY whose life changed when a good friend was killed by police.

Hoy, Bev y la directora política Debbie Wright entrevistan al candidato del Senado estatal Jason Salmon, respaldado por la UAW, de Brooklyn, NY, cuya vida cambió cuando la policía mató a un buen amigo.