Bryant applauds deal preventing layoff of corrections nurses
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) recently commended the Rauner Administration and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) for coming to an agreement that prevents the layoff of nurses working in state correctional facilities, according to a press release.
“I was pleased to learn on Tuesday (May 23) that the Administration and the Illinois Nurses Association have now come to a contract agreement,” Bryant said in the release. “I believe that the legislative action that was taken, in combination with my colleagues in the House urging both sides to come back together, played a major part in driving a final solution to this issue.”
Under the agreement, the nurses' overtime threshold will increase to 40 hours from 37.5, and the state will test a 12-hour shift program at the Vienna and East Moline correctional facilities. Further, the facilities at Graham, Dixon, Menard, Pontiac and Stateville will be staffed only by INA nurses.
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