UAN/NNOC/MNA Form largest RN Union in History - page 2

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Three RN Unions Join Forces in New Union By Mike Hall AFL-CIO blog February 18, 2009 In a move to create a powerful national voice for registered nurses, three of the largest nurse unions in the... Read More


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    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 think it's effectively because of what you say there - they are already part of NNOC, so it's just assumed they are part of it, just as Maine State Nurses Assn is also not mentioned, but joined NNOC a couple years ago. With the splintering and now re-joining of the various nurses unions in the last few years, I'm going to need a scorecard to remind me who's with who.
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    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?
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    an rx for nurses -- and us, too

    …the alliance, for instance, is seeking tighter limits on the number of patients that individual nurses in hospitals and clinics are assigned to care for, and other improvements that would make work safer and more effective for both patients and their nurses.

    “we feel our profession is under attack,” says president beth piknick of the massachusetts nurses association, “and because of that, patients are suffering. and for us, it’s all about the patients.” she describes the alliance as “a group of like-minded organizations that will advocate for our patients.”…

    http://www.freepress.org/departments...y/20/2009/3377
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