Anyone know what the status of the "no more overtime for RNs" bill is?

  1. Hi,
    I heard about this late last year and at the begining of this year that Bush was trying to pass some bill that would take away all white collar workers' overtime, which would include nurses and there was something posted at work about it just the other day, telling us to contact our congressmen and make our opinions known. Does anyone know if this has been vetoed yet or is it still in the works??
    Thanks!
    Amy
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  3. by   bellehill
    I would like to know the outcome too since I forwarded that petition to everyone I know and have agreed to a ton of overtime.
  4. by   AmyRN1227
    Do you know where I can get a copy? Or is too late to sign it? I would like to sign it and send it on to my colleagues also!
    Thanks, Amy

    Quote from bellehill
    I would like to know the outcome too since I forwarded that petition to everyone I know and have agreed to a ton of overtime.
  5. by   bellehill
    I think it was at savetheovertime.org.
  6. by   circa68
    I was wondering too about that. I checked my state nurses association web site just now and it still has the alert up and the form letter to send to the president. It also has a few bills listed to adress manditory overtime. Anyway I live in Pa and saw this on http://www.psna.org/
  7. by   CarolineRn
  8. by   mitchsmom
    Page 6 of this link to the Nov/Dec issue of "The American Nurse," the publication of the ANA has an article regarding this titled "A Win on the Overtime Battle".
    http://ana.org/TAN/2003/novdec03.pdf
    or go here and click Nov/Dec:
    http://ana.org/tan/
  9. by   circa68
    I found this at
    http://www.capitolupdate.org/Newslet...d=98&nlaid=291

    "The ongoing fight over the proposed changes as to who is eligible for overtime pay once again found its way to the Senate floor recently when Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) offered an amendment to a corporate tax bill (S.1637). The Harkin amendment would have blocked implementation of the proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) redefining overtime eligibility for employees. Republicans argued that the Harkin amendment was totally unrelated to the tax bill under consideration but an effort to block all unrelated amendments to the corporate tax bill fell 9 votes short in a 51-47 Senate vote. Then rather than facing a vote on the Harkin amendment, Republican leaders withdrew the entire corporate tax bill from a Senate floor vote."

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