CHRISTINA GRANT, an implant nurse -- and National Nurses United member -- at the VA hospital in Washington, DC, who was part of a delegation of 50 volunteer registered nurses from across the U.S. who just returned from a unique, multi-union two-week disaster relief effort to provide medical aid to Puerto Rico in the wake of the ongoing humanitarian crisis following Hurricane Maria. They joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress to speak out Thursday on Capitol Hill about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.
NANCY ANDERSON, actress who plays Gladys ( (the factory boss's secretary) – “Steam Heat,” “Hernando’s Hideaway” -- in Arena Stage’s production of The Pajama Game. Her great-grandfather was Orrice Abram Murdock Jr. Orrice served four terms in the House and one in the Senate, under FDR and Truman. He was instrumental in the establishment of the National Labor Relations Board. Nancy uncovered a series of letters written by Orrice's son, William, which hold both historical significance with regards to labor relations, as well as relevance to the musical. William was a lawyer who traveled the midwest settling labor disputes between companies and newly unionized workers. He wrote back and forth with his Uncle Ray, Orrice's younger brother (also a lawyer and served as the congressman's secretary).