New national nurses union forms

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    A new national union of up to 154,000 registered nurses was created in Phoenix today, replacing one of the most aggressive nurse unions in the industry and combining its membership with two other nurse-only labor groups to form National Nurses United. ...

    ...The NNU will be governed by three co-presidents drawn from the three founding organizations. The Massachusetts group brings 23,000 members, the UAN brings up to 45,000 and the CNA/NNOC includes 86,000 nurses. Higgins said the three-member presidency was formed as "an equal partnership." ...

    http://www.modernhealthcare.com/arti...FREE/312079955#

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    I hope the new union does more of addressing healthcare reform and less of collecting member dues.
    bewilly, PICUPNP, Chimers, and 8 others like this.
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    Nurses unions merge, back healthcare overhaul

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Three nurses unions merged on Monday to form the largest-ever labor organization for U.S. medical professionals, which is expected to wield greater clout in collective bargaining and the national healthcare debate....

    ...Deborah Burger, president elect of the NNU and head of its largest constituent union, the California Nurses Association, called the merger a big step.
    "It's a huge day ... not only for the nursing profession, but also for our patients," she said. "We will be able to go to the halls of Congress and advocate for stronger patient protection, for better healthcare."...

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B63VW20091207
    mdfog10, tentay87, Orca, and 4 others like this.
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    Quote from RNnbakes
    I hope the new union does more of addressing healthcare reform and less of collecting member dues.
    Health care reform - REAL reform that puts patients and caregivers, not corporate profit, at the center of the system - is what we are all about. This is going to bring a very different world.
    bewilly, mdfog10, Chimers, and 15 others like this.
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    anything for our patients is good for me
    RN4MERCY, cjmjmom, classykaren, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from RNnbakes
    I hope the new union does more of addressing healthcare reform and less of collecting member dues.
    In order to do the former it has to do the latter .

    As in all things you don't get something for nothing .

    Me I view my dues as an investment , that has already paid me back 10x my investment .Others in the same locale may get the same rates , because employers match pay rates , but if you did not have those union rates to match everybodies income would be less . The advantage for the union nurse is in the stability they can offer nurses , knowing that there workplace enviroment will not change from one day to the next and that the next day they go to work they will not be called to the office , then escorted off the facility , minus job .
    bewilly, mdfog10, Eclectic1, and 15 others like this.
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    Quote from Chico David RN
    Health care reform - REAL reform that puts patients and caregivers, not corporate profit, at the center of the system - is what we are all about. This is going to bring a very different world.
    Thanks for clarifying. I want to see REAL reform too.
    Valerie Salva and classykaren like this.
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    For those who wish to see real reform , become involved in the NNU , it will be rewarding for you and us .
    tentay87, Valerie Salva, cjmjmom, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from nicurn001
    For those who wish to see real reform , become involved in the NNU , it will be rewarding for you and us .
    A great show of solidarity, thank you!!!

    Diane, RN
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    Quote from Chico David RN
    Health care reform - REAL reform that puts patients and caregivers, not corporate profit, at the center of the system - is what we are all about. This is going to bring a very different world.
    Do you want this different world? When there are no more rich or corporations left to squeeze and there is only one employer and one union, who do you think gets squeezed?
    Overland1, RNSC, and Wolfenstorm like this.


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