The SEIU Local 1000 bargaining team is proposing at the master table that the State of California finally puts an end to mandatory overtime for nurses. We all know how dangerous mandatory overtime is for patients and staff, but it’s important that management hears it from all of us! Take 2 minutes and please call/email your Department Head and urge them to support our proposal because we all benefit from a safe working environment.

Use the list below to find who you should contact based on your department:

  • Department of State Hospital- Executive Director  
  • Department of Veteran Affairs- Director of Nursing
  • Department of Developmental Services- Executive Director
  • California Correctional Health Care Services/CDCR- Your facility’s Chief Nurse Executive 

***In order to make sure our message is heard, please remember to be courteous and respectful!

Below is a simple script to use when making your calls or emails:

“My name is _____, and I have been a nurse with the State of California for ___ years. I love my job and take great pride in quality patient care. My coworkers and I sacrificed our health and the health of our families during the pandemic because we knew our work was essential. However, we are now at a breaking point. The high vacancy rate of nurses is putting us ALL at risk once again. The shortage of nurses means we are regularly being expected to work mandatory overtime. Mandatory overtime is unsafe for patients and nurses. Please do the right thing and urge CalHR to accept our proposal to end mandatory overtime for nurses that work for the State of California.”