Members Standing Up for their Contract Rights
Voluntary Overtime Assignments Challenged at CDCR


After a Registered Nurse offered to work overtime on multiple days was overlooked in favor of Registry nurses—in violation of language in our contract— her union stewards stepped up and an informal discussion with the prison’s nursing management and labor relations corrected the improper practice.

In the meeting, the department acknowledged the violation, and awarded the RN the overtime pay she would have received. In addition, the department agreed to publish all voluntary overtime offers in the monthly overtime calendar; the RN has since been called on to work overtime hours.