Ambulance company has spent nearly $22M on California ballot measure that could shield it from lawsuits, save it millions

  • Source: Mission Local
  • Published: 10/11/2018 12:00 AM

In a ploy that could save the company millions of dollars and potentially protect it from ongoing lawsuits, a private ambulance outfit has poured $21,900,786 to date into the statewide campaign to pass Proposition 11, a measure on the November ballot that regulates lunch and rest breaks for people who work in ambulances. Per the most recent campaign documents filed on Sept. 27, no other donors have given to the Yes on 11 campaign. Ambulance workers say the proposition would change nothing about the way their breaks currently work, their training, or the mental health services they receive. Instead, they say, the proposition is aimed at shielding the Colorado-based American Medical Response Company, known as AMR, from more than $100 million of potential liability in pending and future lawsuits and $100 million in increased costs if AMR has to add employees to cover drivers during their lunch breaks.


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