One more step on the road to real nurse power that began in 1991 when CNA nurses elected a slate of staff nurses to head the organization and took real power for the first time. Bit by bit, others states have done the same, have realized that managers have a different agenda than staff nurses, realized that the ANA doesn't represent us either. The inherent conflict of interest in having managers run an organization that is supposed to represent staff nurses for bargaining is absurdly obvious. And it sounds like the NYSNA leaders have been doing much the same sorts of things that leaders in the old CNA did - running the organization for the benefit of a small clique while ignoring the needs of the members. It's going to take time and there will be bumps in the road, but there will come a day, not too far in the future, when there really is one national organization that represents the real voice of bedside nurses. The NNU is already far closer to being that than the ANA ever thought of being.