Most of the RN strikes around the country are
ANA strikes & the ANA supports them. Nurses of the ANA wrote the Nurse Retention - Quality Care Act which focuses on staffing, mandatory ot, recruitment & retention. To be more specific, it was the nurses of the New York State Nurses Association-ANA who wrote that bill. ANA was the leader for the Nurse Reinvestment Act, which includes retention initiatives & has already been passed into law. They wrote the VA Nurse Retention Bill which was also signed into law this past August. They wrote the Patient Safety Act, which addresses RN staffing ratios & staff mixes, and requires facilities to disclose their staffing levels & data to the public, including their mortality rates. They took the lead in writing several other bedside RN shortage-related bills that will improve RN working conditions & that are now in Congress going thru the process to become law. They spearheaded the Safe Nurse Staffing National Campaign on Capitol Hill to get these bills into law & ANA nurses are doing the same in the legislatures of their respective states thru their state nurses associations at the local level simultaneously. You can find more info about that on the ANAs individual state nurses assocs websites.
Some of the answers to your questions have been posted here extensively in previous threads. Some can be found if you read through the What Has ANA Done For Me Lately newsletter and you can also find more answers to your questions in several places on the ANA website: