The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), a California-based labor union with more than 11,000 members, declared itself a “sanctuary union” for its members and their relatives “at risk of deportation.”
“As President Donald Trump was preparing to bar Syrian refugees and bolster his deportation force, the National Union of Healthcare Workers was convening members across California to discuss how best to protect each other,” Porfirio Quintano, a member of the NUHW’s executive board, said in an op-ed that appeared in labor publications throughout the past week.
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“We emerged with a consensus that we would declare ourselves a ‘sanctuary union’ and that protecting our members from Trump’s deportation dragnet would be as high a priority as defending them from management retaliation,” continued Quintano, one of 20 members elected to the union’s executive board.
The union is partnering with a San Francisco-Bay Area immigration law firm to represent members and their relatives that
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