News of the Week: Administration lays out its plan to fight opioid crisis

NewsMarch 22, 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:

Donald Trump was in New Hampshire Monday promising a tough-on-crime approach to combat the opioid epidemic, but experts question whether that and new funding from Congress will help turn the tide, California Healthline reports.

Lawmakers in California will begin debate next month on a bill that would require doctors to screen new moms for mental health problems — once while they’re pregnant and again after they give birth, Kaiser Health News reports. But many obstetricians and pediatricians bristle at the idea, saying they are afraid to screen new moms for depression and anxiety.

Trump’s NLRB settled a lawsuit against McDonalds to avoid a ruling that could have made corporations liable for illegal anti-worker actions taken by their franchise operators, according to the New York Times.

Disney is offering union workers a $1,000 Trump tax cut bonus — but only if workers approve their contract offer, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

A statewide tax on the wealthy has significantly boosted mental health programs in California’s largest county, helping to reduce homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization, according to a report last week by the Rand Corp report released Tuesday.

One of our members in Eureka, who participated in a picket by nurses was quoted in a TV report calling on St. Joseph to provide adequate staffing and care for Humboldt County patients.