Nurses outraged by plan to strip health professionals of overtime pay

  1. Some nurses are outraged over a quiet move by the U.S. Department of Labor that could strip registered nurses and other health professionals nationwide from overtime pay.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel, June 25, 2003
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  3. by   chartleypj
    Interesting article.
    It's no wonder nurses are leaving the profession in droves.

  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    This is so outrageous, so unbelievable, I don't even know what to say. Who would have thought that this could happen inThe US?
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    How about we do the same to every other profession, such as policemen and firemen...That is horrible.....So unfair,and once again, nurses are inappropriately targeted....If they don't want to pay overtime, then hire appropriately or pay appropriately...Minute that actually happens is the minute I leave nursing behind, however much I love it...
  6. by   studentdeb
    This Labor Department Plan not only affects the medical field, but I believe all professions. I currently work for the federal government and it will affect us as well. This will most certainly make people not stay anytime extra past their departure time.
  7. by   ucandoit
    I think every nurse should see this!
  8. by   ucandoit
    Bye Bye GWB!
  9. by   -jt
    <I think every nurse should see this!>

    They should come to this website to get informed. That story has been posted in at least two threads here in the past 2 months ("Overtime Pay In Jeopardy in the US") & readers here have been posting discussions & contacting their elected leaders about it for weeks already:
    Last edit by -jt on Jun 27, '03
  10. by   eltrip
    Gee, teaching is starting to look good after all.
  11. by   sjoe
    Just one more example of:
  12. by   VickyRN
    Most staff nurses rely on the overtime $$$ to make ends meet. And, if "overtime" ceases to be, will staff nurses be required to work whatever amounts of hours the NM wants (50, 60 hours)??? What recourse does a staff nurse have in a right-to-work or at-will non-unionized institution?
  13. by   mistersleepy
    Contact the White House TODAY!

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  14. by   mother/babyRN
    Let me just say if I am there one minute past when I am supposed to be due to patient concerns or staffing, and this goes into effect, I am so out the door and forget mandatory overtime...
    I will NEVER do mandatory straightime...This in a state where teachers can retire, get a full pension, then go back into the field , collect the first pension and then, when again retired, collect the second..