War with union / ANA

  1. Recently our classification is being challenged on the senate floor in california. What Is sort of interesting is the same people that you think would be looking out for our best interest (American nurses association) is lobbying against us.And they dont even know what our classification does. Now what does that tell you about the nurses union!!I have to tell you I have been in nursing over 20 years but right now I am probley more disgusted with it than ever with the way the powers to be just attempts to wipe out over 1000 LVN'S.
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  3. by   rncountry
    I am sorry I do not understand what it is that is going on here. Please clarify.
  4. by   kjmta57
    On April 23 a senate bill goes before the Senate SB396 in california by senator kuehl.basically 900-1000 MTAS will decide because of this bill to go to correctional officers even though right now they are LVNS. The ANA supports the bill even though they have no idea what we do(The way the stroller report reads is we take vital signs and do clerical work)I have worked in ER, ICU,ETC. Like I say ANA says their there for the nurses but by the politics I've seen they dont care about no one. They are getting ready to lose about 9-1000 nurses in california by this bill alone.
  5. by   RNPD
    I still don't get it. What are MTAs, what are correctional officers?
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    I am very confused too. Are you having your LVN license taken away?


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  7. by   rncountry
    Please be very specific and start at the beginning. I do not know what MTAs are either.
  8. by   maikranz
    Originally posted by kjmta57:
    Recently our classification is being challenged on the senate floor in california. What Is sort of interesting is the same people that you think would be looking out for our best interest (American nurses association) is lobbying against us.And they dont even know what our classification does. Now what does that tell you about the nurses union!!I have to tell you I have been in nursing over 20 years but right now I am probley more disgusted with it than ever with the way the powers to be just attempts to wipe out over 1000 LVN'S.
    ditto with the other posters.
    Do you belong to CNA/ANA? Have you contacted them to present your side of the issue? Why would they support this legislation?
    Did these "over 1000 LVNs (including you)" contact that senator and your OWN senator??

    [This message has been edited by maikranz (edited April 12, 2001).]

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