News of the Week: NorCal St. Joseph hospitals lose local control

March 29th, 2018

Each week we share articles on subjects that are important to NUHW and its members. Here are several must-read stories over the past seven days:

In the wake of the West Virginia Teacher’s strike, the New York Times looked into what motivates professional workers to become militant in fighting for their rights. The conclusion is that “what really generates this explosion of resistance among professional workers is when they feel they’re the last line of defense between the public they serve and others who would threaten the professionalism of their work.”

Providence St. Joseph is creating a new regional oversight board for its Northern California hospitals that will supersede local boards, which no longer will have any fiduciary role, Modern Healthcare reports. The regional board’s new Finance Chairman will be Con Hewitt, a Napa resident, who is reputed to be harshly anti-union.

Suzanne Gordon authored this opinion piece in the Sacramento Bee about the need to invest more in Veterans Health Administration, a subject she has studied for years.

The Guardian reports about how unions are helping protect members from deportation.

The Trump Administration is moving ahead with a policy to ban most transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, CNN reports.