Tell State Lawmakers: Put An End To Mandatory Overtime!
Mandatory overtime and short staffing have led to nurses and health professionals taking on too many hours. This has caused a rise in health and safety risks for patients due to increased patient loads.
If passed and signed into law, this bill will:
- Prohibit mandatory overtime from being permitted in future collective bargaining agreements;
- Guarantee nurses receive at least 10 hours of rest between shifts (unless nurse volunteers);
- Ensure hospitals only use mandatory overtime in the event of an emergency if there is no reasonable alternative; &
- Does not prohibit nurses from volunteering to work additional hours.
Any chance of passing this legislation relies on telling legislators what is happening inside Connecticut's hospitals. Our voices are strongest when we raise them together.