google search only shows nnoc website info posted above; no mention of leadership on site.
did find these organizations expressing concerns:
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[color=#990000]by: deborah hackman, georgia nurses association ceo webster’s dictionary describes an “interloper” as one who intrudes or interferes; an encroachment. you might question why anyone who claims to be professional would want to engage in such behavior. so do i. unfortunately there is a broad scale national effort by the california nurses association (also known as nnoc - national nurses organizing committee) to do just that. georgia is their latest target for encroachment. http://www.georgianurses.org/ceo%20corner.htm labor relations board issues complaint against cook county cook/john h. stroger jr. hospital, reports illinois nurses association http://www.uawdcx.com/resources/labo...2005,+03:53+pm south carolina human resources assoc: california nurses association invites your nurses to join!
flush with success over recent organizing efforts in california and the passage and mandatory staff-nurse ratios in that state, the california nurses association has created a “national nurses organizing committee” (nnoc). in october, the nnoc mailed a letter and brochure that was an ‘invitation to join with the california nurses association and rns throughout the nation to help build a new national movement for direct care rns” into many southeastern states.
one goal of the nnoc is to sponsor continuing education sessions on ‘topics of the greatest urgency for direct care rns including safe staffing, the latest trends on hospital restructuring, and how to protect your practice.” according to the brochure, mail-outs for the sessions will be sent in january to march, 2005.
another goal is to advance the “cause of direct care rns across the nation through effective professional representation, a stronger voice in the legislative and regulatory arena, collective patient advocacy, and building rn power through new organizing”.
the cna is positioning itself as an “alternative to the american nurses association/union of american nurses and its affiliated state nurse associations.” cna states that the ana has “promoted the interests of nursing management and the hospital industry at the expense of direct care nurses and patient care for far too long. decades of low pay and disrespect for nurses is a legacy of the ana’s failure to effectively advocate for direct care rns”. http://www.scha.org/documents/nov-dec_newsletter_1.doc from labor lawyers: california nurses association using nnoc to move organizing attempts eastward
rumpeting an agenda that purports to advance “the cause of direct care rns across the nation,” the california nurses association (cna) is charging eastward with ambitious new organizing tactics that could affect healthcare providers around the nation. cna is seizing upon personnel shortages and the thorny issue of nurse-to-patient staffing ratios to spearhead its efforts. using its newly formed national nurses organizing committee (nnoc), the union has scheduled a series of so-called continuing education sessions, which are likely to amount to little more than thinly veiled organizing meetings. this is not the first time that the cna has used ostensible “education sessions” to drum up support. this time, however, the union has apparently refined its approach and planned it more carefully. cna: creating disunity rather than building "one voice
the upcoming “educational” programs are entitled, “collective patient advocacy: strategies to promote a single standard for safe patient care.”
hpae's 11,000 members have made significant gains in recent years, we continue to fight for improved staffing, quality patient care, and good wages and benefits. unfortunately, our efforts are hampered by the lack of coordination and unity among health care unions in new jersey and southeastern pennsylvania.
in new jersey, hpae is by far the largest union for health care professionals. however, six other unions represent nurses and ten unions represent hospital workers as a whole. there is virtually no coordination among those unions. because health care unions are not working together with "one voice," we are all failing to build the maximum strength to establish high standards of wages, benefits, and conditions.
given the need for coordination and unity, it is all the more unfortunate that another union - based in california - has expanded its operations to new jersey. the california nurses association (cna) is attempting to recruit registered nurses in new jersey to a new group they created, the national nurses organizing committee (nnoc)....
the cna/nnoc's efforts are counterproductive because they will cause more destructive competition among health care unions...
they appear to be targeting nurses who are already organized in other unions. the union lingo for this is "raiding". raiding another union to get their members is prohibited in the afl-cio, the national labor organization with whom hpae is affiliated. however, the california nurses association is not part of the afl-cio, so their actions, as detrimental as they might be, are outside of the scope of decent union principles and conduct. http://www.hpae.org/clarion_0105.htm