Guests on today’s show include ATU’s Elana Kessler on how local transit workers won enforcement of DC’s paid sick days law and forced their employer to re-hire unjustly fired workers, and the Employment Justice Center’s Emma Cleveland, on the upcoming Community Speak-Out about Unjust Firing.
As WPFW’s August pledge drive -- call 202-588-9739 or pledge online at wpfwfm.org -- we have a special thank-you gift for listeners to Your Rights at Work: everyone who pledges $50 or more will get a 2015 DC LaborFest t-shirt, a real collector’s item, because these t-shirts are never available for sale; we only give them to LaborFest volunteers and now we’re making them available to WPFW supporters for a pledge of $50 or more. You’ll look great and you’ll be supporting a great community radio station!
Garlock, Union Cities Coordinator for the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO, hosts the daily Union City Radio feature on WPFW. Smith is a labor lawyer, Executive Director of the DC Nurses Association and lead vocalist for the Judge Smith Band. Click here for an archive of previous “Your Rights At Work” preview shows.