Hi all, and especially PA nurses: In PA, Senate Bill 989 which prohibits mandatory OT except in emergency situations, is being considered in committee. I know I don't have to tell any one what an impact this practice has had on professional nursing, and now is our chance to let our legislators know our position and why we oppose mandatory OT. Please write to the members of the Labor and Industry committee urging them to pass this bill asap. We have strong bipartisan support for this, as evidenced by the many senators who signed on as co-sponsors.
Now it is up to us to let our representatives know how we feel.
Here's the web page for more information:
The list of committee members is on this page, as well as the list of co-sponsors. If your senator was a co-sponsor of this bill, as mine was (thank you Senator Jane Clare Orie!) take some time to send a thank you for supporting nursing.
Jan 30, '06
that bill died in committee at end of 2001 legislative session.
current 2006 pa health care bills can be viewed at: pa healthcare bills
including who to write.
check out political activity link at top of pa nurses website: www.panurses.org
to find legislative info.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 30, '06