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Tune in Saturday, January 16th at 7pm for America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America's Changemakers.

UAW Region 9A Director Beverley Brakeman applauds the work of UAW Local 2325 and the Queens Defenders employees seeking to form their union, "UAW Local 23

DETROIT - “Today’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh puts a labor member, long-time administrator and friend of working families in a very important but often underappreciated

Aug. 16, 2020 Sisters and Brothers: For UAW members this year's election is about how we rise to the challenges of tremendous changes we can expect over the next four years. The notion of living through a pandemic was something that I doubt any of us ever thought we would experience. We took our national health and many of our freedoms for granted.
Open Letter in Regard to GM: I am not a spokesman for anyone other than myself and the words in this opinion piece are mine and they pertain specifically and solely to me. Since retiring on July 1, 2010, I have avoided speaking to the media. I read with disgust and dismay some newspaper articles pertaining to me yesterday. I do not blame the reporters. They were covering a story based on statements taken from General Motors’ Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment against Fiat Chrysler and others, dated August 3, 2020. I do, however, place the blame squarely on GM for their malicious and utterly baseless attack against me and a supposed “unnamed” member of my family.

On July 27th, Senate Republicans announced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. In stark contrast to the HEROES Act passed on May 15th by the House of Representatives, the HEALS Act strips working families of lifesaving economic and healthcare benefits and does nothing for small businesses, state and local governments. On July 31st, Senate Republicans allowed the supplemental unemployment insurance, a lifeline for working families, small business and communities, to lapse.

“Outside the bubble of Washington, D.C. our families continue to struggle with an economy devastated by this pandemic. This impacts UAW members, their families, their communities and their jobs, all of which depend on a resilient economy. This issue needs to be solved.

In the short term, families need a temporary extension of current benefits, including the $600 a week supplemental unemployment until a final bill is resolved.

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.

(NEW YORK, NY) – Nearly 100 investigators and interpreters employed at The Legal Aid Society officially announced today that they would unionize with the the United Auto Workers (UAW), a labor organization which already represents thousands of legal services workers in New York City.

The local formed by investigators and interpreters was swiftly recognized by Legal Aid, where they will join thousands of other attorneys and non-attorney advocates who are organized respectively with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys - UAW Local 2325 and 1199SEIU.

With the Senate back in session this week, negotiations are underway on a new stimulus package to help get America through the pandemic and the economic crisis. For months, the labor movement has been demanding passage of the HEROES Act that includes the vast majority of America’s Five Economic Essentials. Today, the AFL-CIO is having a day of action encouraging union members to call their senators and urge them to pass the HEROES Act now.