News of the week: Jan. 24 – 31

NewsJanuary 30, 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 week:

Our Feb. 1 Sodexo worker strike in Southern California has received attention from Orange County’s top publications. The Orange County Register ran an op-ed supporting the cause of striking workers and OC Weekly published a story highlighting the plight of workers seeking their first union contracts.

OC Weekly also reported that Julio Perez was terminated as chairman of the Orange County Labor Federation following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Trump administration’s proposal to restore protections for children brought into the U.S. illegally includes provisions that could severely curtail legal immigration into the country, in part by making it harder for immigrants to sponsor family members to join them in the U.S., The Nation reports.

More battleground voters say the situation in North Korea is a bigger issue than health care, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll. News about North Korea dominated Fox News airwaves in the weeks leading up to the Republican corporate tax cut last month.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that only 2 percent of respondents reported receiving a bonus  or any pay bump after Republicans slashed corporate tax rates last month.