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1,200 RNs Gather in San Francisco Tuesday: Take Next Step to Form Nation's Largest Ever Union of Nurses
Date:9/8/2009

Nurses to March for Employee Free Choice, Unmask Insurance Industry "Death Panels," and Hear from RNs in Single-Payer Systems

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approaching formation of the largest union and professional association of nurses in U.S. history, 1,200 registered nurses will convene in San Francisco Tuesday morning for the biennial convention of California's largest RN organization, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.

First on the docket Tuesday morning is a presentation on the soon to be established National Nurses United, the unification of CNA/NNOC with the United American Nurses and Massachusetts Nurses Association, creating a powerful voice of 150,000 RNs across the U.S. The NNU will hold its founding convention Dec. 7 in Arizona.

    What:           CNA/NNOC Biennial Convention Opens in San Francisco
    When:           Opening Panel on the New NNU, Yerba Buena Salon 8
                    Tuesday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.
    Where:          San Francisco Downtown Marriott
                    55 Fourth St., San Francisco

In the opening panel leaders of the three organizations will highlight the emergence of a stronger national nurses movement and union and the impact it will have on national and state healthcare reform, the ability of nurses to advocate more effectively to protect patients, and standards for nurses that are vital for the retention and recruitment needed to expand the RN workforce.

Other convention highlights include:

  • Don DeMoro, director of CNA/NNOC's research arm, the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy, will present new findings on Tuesday at 10:15 that 22 percent of all claims are denied by California insurance companies--as part of a presentation on "The Economics of Caring"
  • Nurse leaders from Canada, Great Britain, and Australia will address the benefits of national healthcare systems: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9.
  • 1,200 RNs will "pay a house call" Wednesday to the home of Sen. Dianne Feinstein to demand she become a sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act.

CNA/NNOC represents 86,000 registered nurses in all 50 states.


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SOURCE California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
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