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    United American Nurses (UAN) National Labor Assembly (NLA) Delegates Resolve a 'New Partnership'
    7/02/02

    Delegates to the 2002 UAN National Labor Assembly strongly passed a resolution calling for a restructured relationship with the American Nurses Association (ANA):


    2002 Resolution - 004

    SUBJECT: Article VIII Revision - UAN Restructuring
    Date of Resolution: June 25, 2002, Revised June 27, 2002
    Introduced by: UAN Executive Council
    Action: Resolution adopted on June 27, 2002:

    WHEREAS, UAN restructuring is necessary and must be governed by the following principles:

    *UAN as a strong, self-governing, truly competitive national union with its own finances, governance, staff, and direction.

    *UAN as the exclusive national collective bargaining affiliate of ANA

    *The State Nurses Associations that engage in collective bargaining remain multi-purpose professional associations and retain a dual affiliation with their professional association, ANA, and their national collective bargaining organization, UAN, .........

    full resolution & details of the restructure can be viewed at:
    http://nursingworld.org/uan/2002res/res004.htm
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  3. by   -jt
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    During this third annual event, delegates also took a stand against right-to-work policies:

    SUBJECT: Opposition to "Right-to-Work" Policies
    Date of Resolution: May 1, 2002
    Introduced by: UAN Executive Council
    Action: Resolution adopted on June 27, 2002:

    WHEREAS, "Right-to-work" is a slick slogan designed to deceive nurses into believing their individual power is equal to their employer's, and

    WHEREAS, "Right-to-work" assures no nurse a job, protects no nurse against employer bias or management retaliation, and undermines a nurse's right to union representation and her ability to build a strong union that bargains fair wages and benefits, and

    WHEREAS, "Right-to-work" encourages some nurses to ride the backs of their union sister and brother nurses by benefitting from the good wages, benefits and job protections negotiated by union members without sharing the costs of winning and maintaining those gains, and

    WHEREAS, "Right-to-work" is really "right-to-shirk" the mutual obligations nurses share at the workplace, and

    WHEREAS, Right-to-work laws encourage nurse employers to "race to the bottom" in pay, benefits, and employment security, and

    WHEREAS, Right-to-work laws lower the average pay of all workers and thus really mean "Right-To-Work-For-Less," and

    WHEREAS, Of the 15 states with the lowest average annual pay, 10 are "right-to-work" states, and

    WHEREAS, "Right-to-work" states have historically paid lower wages and benefits to registered nurses than free states, and

    WHEREAS, UAN registered nurses enjoy an average wage premium substantially higher than registered nurses in "right-to-work" states,

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the UAN National Labor Assembly goes on record as opposing "right-to-work" legislation in states where such legislation exists, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UAN National Labor Assembly opposes the activities of "right-to-work" groups who promote this anti-union strategy, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UAN National Labor Assembly encourages registered nurses to compare compensation levels of free states versus "right-to-work" states to determine the union premium, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UAN National Labor Assembly oppose all initiatives to enact new "right-to-work" legislation, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UAN National Labor Assembly instructs the UAN to take steps appropriate to oppose such efforts by "right-to-work" groups.

    http://nursingworld.org/uan/
  4. by   -jt
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    and in support of more recognition and education for union RNs:

    <2002 Resolution - 002

    SUBJECT: Nurse Curriculum Education and RN Union History
    Date of Resolution: May 1, 2002
    Introduced by: UAN Executive Council
    Action: Resolution adopted on June 27, 2002:

    WHEREAS, Registered nurses are empowered at the workplace and in their professional practice through an understanding of the history of nurse unionism, and

    WHEREAS, Registered nurses are better prepared to embrace collective bargaining when they understand the historical and legal background of collective bargaining for nurses, and

    WHEREAS, Registered nurses will have a stronger appreciation of the personal and professional advancement nurses have achieved through collective bargaining when they know their profession's union history, and

    WHEREAS, Students who seek to become registered nurses will better value the role of collective bargaining in advancing the profession and the economic and general welfare of registered nurses if they are taught RN union history and collective bargaining in their classes,

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the UAN develop a educational module on collective bargaining and RN union history to be offered to its constituent members, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UAN urge the American Nurses Association and other professional nurse organizations to promote more classroom instruction of student nurses about collective bargaining and the history of unionization among registered nurses, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UAN assist organizations representing registered nurses in providing this educational instruction.

    More details at:
    United American Nurses - 2002 Resolutions
    http://nursingworld.org/uan/2002res/
  5. by   -jt
    United American Nurses - Adopted Resolutions from 2000 National Labor Assembly
    http://www.uannurse.org/uan/2000res/index.htm


    United American Nurses - Adopted Resolutions from 2001 National Labor Assembly
    http://www.uannurse.org/uan/2001res/index.htm


    United American Nurses - UAN Legislative Platform
    http://www.uannurse.org/uan/2000res/uanlegpl.htm
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    House of Delegates action to ANA re Financial Support for UAN:

    UAN 2003 Budget
    RESOLVED that
    The ANA HOD strongly recommends that the ANA-BOD consider setting the budget for the UAN for 2003 at not less than 5.4 million dollars with the increased allocation to come from sources which may include savings from headquarters move, association reserves in excess of 25% and reimbursement of overhead from AAN and ANF

    http://www.nursingworld.org/about/hod02/actions.htm

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