I am looking for information regarding nursing unions... the advantages, disadvantages, how they work, etc.
I am in my last semester of a BSN program and this info will help me to prepare for a debate. I have to argue AGAINST professional nursing unions. Why should we not have them?????
Feb 13, '02
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
See this thread JT wrote last week re unions:
The largest RNs unions in NY & Il are their state nurses associations & are both part of the national RN labor union - The United American Nurses - the largest RN labor union in the US, representing 120,000 RNs nation-wide & affiliated with the American Nurses Association and the AFL-CIO.
Contact info is at the website - http://www.UANnurse.org
For info specific to NY RN labor, contact Nancy Kaleda or Ann Schott at the New York State Nurses Assoc. Address, email, & phone numbers can be found at
For info specific to Il RN labor, contact the Illinois Nurses Association from their webiste at
In CA, contact
You can also find many other unions that represent all healthcare workers including RNs, MDs, interns, residents, and dentists, with LPNs, assistants & techs in these states & many others by searching the AFL-CIO website at
Also, you can visit the healthcare pages and find info on the states youre interested in by doing a search for "nurses" at:
Search for Unions lists mulitple responses at:
Another nursing union based in PA:
Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP)--http:www.pennanurses.org
ANA Information re workplace advocacy + union development:
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 6, '02
The post I wrote last week was in answer to a question about nurses unions in NY, IL, and CA. You can also find general info about nurses & unions (collective bargaining) at:
"Nurses and Collective Bargaining:
Collective Bargaining Is A Professional IMPERATIVE
What is Collective Bargaining?
Is Collective Bargaining Professional?
What are the Benefits of Collective Bargaining?
How to Organize?"
You can also take a virtual tour online that compares a union hospital to a non-union hospital to see the difference at:
Last edit by -jt on Feb 14, '02