SEIU Local 1991 has won a class-action grievance for OR on-call nurses!
Management had violated a longstanding past practice for compensating nurses in the OR who were on-call. The union had filed a grievance and the issue was resolved on Monday, March 26th, with management recognizing the past practice. The settlement affects nurses who work an on-call shift and their next scheduled shift falls within 11.5 hours of their on-call shift. Their next shift is to be covered with AD time, not PL time.
The past practice will resume on April 15th 2012 and any members who were forced to use PL time back as far as January 1, 2011 will have their PL banks reimbursed. If you are an OR nurse eligible for reimbursement please contact your union representative or our union office at 305-620-6555.