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EARTHQUAKES, HURRICANES AND A PANDEMIC HAVE HIT THE ISLAND HARD It’s been a difficult stretch for Puerto Rico in the last couple of years. People there have been hit with hurricanes, earthquakes and now a pandemic. But whatever challenge is thrown at our 5,000 members who work at a variety of public and private entities, they know their UAW family is ready to pitch in.
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Student workers at Harvard University made history today, voting in favor of ratifying their first union contract. The one-year contract agreement with the university will improve pay and benefits for over 4,000 student workers, and guarantee health and safety protections in the midst of a pandemic. The contract strengthens protections for student workers against discrimination and harassment, including racial discrimination and sexual harassment, and includes new provisions aimed at increasing job security for international student workers.
U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW President Rory Gamble jointly announce that they had a productive and helpful first meeting to begin negotiations to further the cause of reform in the United Auto Workers union. U.S. Attorney Schneider welcomed the opportunity to sit down with the UAW’s President in order to work together toward improving the union for all its members. President Gamble appreciated the chance to meet with the Department of Justice so as to further his efforts at reforming the organization and to ensure integrity in the union’s leadership.
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.

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...