News of the Week — SEIU-UHW accused of shoving assemblyman

August 31st, 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:

Assemblyman Richard Bloom accused SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan of shoving him at a Sacramento Restaurant, The Sacramento Bee reports. Bloom reported the incident to the Assembly Rules Committee.

The San Jose Mercury News is calling for a regional solution to keep open Seton Medical Center, Seton Coastside and two other Verity hospitals in the Bay Area. Verity, which is backed by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, is losing money and looking to sell the hospitals.

Meanwhile, Politico looks at the billionaire financial backer behind the hospitals has brought them to the brink of insolvency.

A federal judge in Washington has struck down keys parts of President Trump’s executive orders that would have made it easier to fire federal employees, NPR reports. The ruling, seen as a victory for public-sector unions, follows the president’s signing of three executive orders in May that aimed to give agencies more power in terminating employees deemed poor performers, and encouraged them to renegotiate contracts with unions that represent government employees.