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The American Nurses Association 2 years ago created a labor arm: United American Nurses which has taken over collective bargaining in states with unions. Check out .

UAN Nurse Delegates to Convene in Washington, DC, June 27-28

AFL-CIO Charter Vote to Occur; Nurses to Chart Course for National Union's Second Year

Washington, DC -- More than 100 delegates and staff representatives from the United American Nurses (UAN), the union arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), will gather in Washington, D.C. June 27-28 to take an historic vote on the UAN's affiliation with the AFL-CIO, discuss key resolutions and plan the union's activities for the coming year. The UAN is the nation's largest RN union, with 100,000 nurses.

On Thursday, June 28, at 11 a.m., delegates will vote on affiliation with the AFL-CIO. A press conference with AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, UAN Chair Cheryl Johnson, RN, and ANA President Mary E. Foley, MS, RN, will be held Thursday, June 28, at noon at the Capitol Room at the Omni Shoreham.

Nurse delegates will also vote on resolutions on topics ranging from the use of foreign nurses; the use of strikebreaking nurses from the U.S. Nursing Corp; the practice of strikebreaking, organizing initiatives; and the role of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Press Registration for the NLA will be held outside the Sales Conference Room of the Omni Shoreham.

WHO: United American Nurses delegates

WHAT & WHEN: UAN National Labor Assembly, June 27, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; June 28, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

UAN/AFL-CIO Press Availability, June 28, 12-1 p.m.

WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., NW Washington, D.C

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The United American Nurses, the labor arm of the American Nurses Association, is the nation's largest union of RNs and is comprised of state nursing associations from 23 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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