January 26th JNESO letter to Dr. Landers
March 12th JNESO response to Gene Karlen
Payment for hours worked is guaranteed by our contract and the law. The Fair Labor Standards Act states: “Work not requested but suffered or permitted to be performed is work time and must be paid for by the employer.” If you completed documentation at home, notify your manager and submit for reimbursement [the law states this is work time]! Please contact a steward, Local officer, or your Labor Rep if you are not being paid correctly!
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
A Message from Meredith Larson, your Local Labor Rep.
Staffing: Please contact me for Short Staffing Forms or download from the top of page [submit one copy to management, one copy to JNESO and maintain one copy for your records]. The new form asks that you name the Supervisor you reported the short staffing to, and their response should be included. JNESO recommends any/all issues with short staffing or lack of appropriate resources be documented so that we can monitor seriously short staffed units or specific staffing trends. JNESO intends to utilize the data in discussions with employers, at contractual labor/management or staffing committee meetings, at negotiations, and potentially to support legislative efforts regarding staffing.