Elizabeth Falcon, DC Jobs With Justice Executive Director (in-studio): DC JWJ has received a grant from the TIMES UP Legal Defense Fund to do outreach to workers and connect them with resources to address sexual assault and harassment on the job. "Too many of our fellow workers are taken advantage of in this way, and we are proud to stand with them as they fight back."
Vaughn Newman, Providence Hospital surgical tech: The recent announcement by Ascension, one of the nation’s biggest hospital chains, and the nation’s largest Catholic nonprofit health system, that it plans to close Providence Hospital in Northeast, DC later this year shocked the community. "Closing Providence would create a health care desert on the eastern half of the city and could cause a dangerous medical crisis for tens of thousands of residents in the low-income community served by the hospital."
Plus: Brett Kavanaugh’s History as a Judge Has Organized Labor Very Worried (Mother Jones)
MUSIC: Till It Happens To You - Lady Gaga
Produced by Pete Pocock and Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike “The Man” Nasella