Quote from NRSKarenRN
PASNAP is part of NNOC---why are they not being listed as part of organizations joining together....especailly with their 5,000 members.... http://www.pennanurses.org/
I believe that it's a given, since PASNAP has already affiliated with NNOC as has the Maine State Nurses Association. They each have a member on the NNOC Board of Directors. NNOC also is the collective bargaining representative for nurses working at hospitals in Illinois, Texas, and Nevada. NNOC is the inclusive term for the collective which also includes the California Nurses Association. NNOC has affiliated RN members in all 50 states, who are as yet unrepresented for the purposes of collective bargaining. These nurses have chosen NNOC as their professional association and support the organization's vision and values.
As it was quoted in the article posted by herring_RN, regarding the UAN, MNA, and NNOC, "The move is more of an amalgamation than a merger, because the three unions will maintain their identities, but the new group is intended to give union-represented nurses a national voice and more organizing strength," according to Deborah Burger, who is a member of the CNA/NNOC Council of Presidents.
Does that help?