State AG Becerra sues Trump administration for 50th time

State AG Becerra sues Trump administration for 50th time

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed his 50th lawsuit against the Trump administration on Monday, challenging a ban on deduction of union dues from the paychecks of hundreds of thousands of workers providing in-home care for low-income elderly and disabled people.

Medi-Cal provides 594,000 Californians with assistance — in bathing, cleaning, meals and other essentials that allow them to stay in their homes — by funding more than 500,000 workers, most of them women, Becerra’s office said. More than half the workers belong to unions and since the early 1990s have had their dues, and in some cases payment for union-sponsored health benefits, automatically deducted from their paychecks. Those paychecks are funded by the state and federal governments.

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