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RN Donna Kelly Williams Says No to Mandatory Overtime

On August 6, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts signed into law Senate Bill 2400, “An Act improving the quality of healthcare and reducing costs through increased transparency, efficiency and innovation.” One provision of the law applies to hospitals as employers prohibiting mandatory overtime for nurses.

In this show, a discussion on how they did that in Massachusetts. Originally aired June 23, 2102, you can listen to Massachusetts Nurses Association President RN Donna Kelly Williams talk about the Massachusetts State Legislature House & Senate versions of a health reform bill that would ban mandatory overtime. Donna and her street gang of nurses were on the state house steps to support their efforts. Some (non-nurses) may be asking… “Why should I care about this?” You don’t want a tired nurse—now do you? It’s time to take action in your state.

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