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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.

UAW President Rory Gamble is calling on American's to come together in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and the disturbances that followed.  WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert spoke with Gamble...
The Union Plus Mortgage Assistance Program is a solid resource for union members during difficult times, especially during a layoff. The program, administered through the AFL-CIO Mutual Benefit Plan, provides interest-free loans and grants to help make mortgage payments for members who are disabled, unemployed, locked out or on strike, or on layoff. Members who qualify for the Mortgage Assistance loan benefit also receive a one-time grant of $1,000.

UAW Local 862 member and registered nurse Michelle Crumbie has worked in a hospital as an X-ray technician, and as a nurse in the hospital, the local health department and as a veteran’s benefits representative.

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...