AB 2155 makes its way to Governor Brown for signature
Member action pushed bill passed hurdles in the Senate and Assembly
AB 2155—the Local 1000-sponsored bill that would put an end to the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime for public sector nurses—has passed the Senate and Assembly, and has now moved to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown for his approval.
As the bill awaits the governor’s decision, Local 1000 member leaders are preparing to deliver nearly 3,000 commitment cards signed by Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) from throughout the state.
“The support of Local 1000 nurses and CNAs has been critical to getting AB 2155 through the Legislature,” said Tammy Endozo, LVN. “Active members made a difference demonstrating to lawmakers how mandatory overtime affects patient care and the safety of nurses and the community at large..”
Governor Brown has until September 30, 2014 to sign or veto all bills passed by the Legislature before September 1, 2014.
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