News of the Week — At NUHW conference, immigration judge warns of plan to fast-track cases

September 24th, 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:

Appearing at the NUHW Leadership Conference, Immigration Judge Ashley Tabaddor’s warned that Justice Department productivity quotas would compromise the due process afforded to the people who appear before immigration courts. Her address was covered by the Mercury News and Telemundo.

Hundreds of thousands of independent contractors, public sector employees, low-wage workers and others in the gig economy who are excluded from California’s paid family leave program, according to a report released Thursday, Sept. 20. “Left Behind: How California’s Paid Family Leave Program is Failing People in Low-Wage Jobs and the Gig Economy” was compiled by PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States, a nonprofit advocacy group that hopes to level the playing field. The state’s paid family leave program is intended to give family members time to bond with a new child or care for a seriously ill family member, reported the Orange County Register.

The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to qualify for permanent US residency if they have received public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid, The Guardian reports.

Negotiations are continuing between Kaiser and its new 38,000-member labor partnership, Labor Notes reports.