Federal Judge Sides With California Attorney General

A federal judge has sided with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and blocked a Trump administration rule that would have harmed the bargaining rights of thousands of healthcare workers in the state. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria found that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule changing Medicaid state payment requirements makes it harder for states to deduct employee benefits and union dues from workers’ paychecks. Becerra said the change would have made it more difficult for Medicaid in-home workers to unionize and seek higher wages and better working conditions as they help low-income seniors and people with disabilities with everyday activities.