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Massachusetts Nurses Association Votes to Join RN Super Union at Annual Convention
Date:10/1/2009

BREWSTER, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The formation of the largest RN union and professional association in U.S. history took another major step forward Thursday as members at the annual convention of the Massachusetts Nurses Association cast an overwhelming vote to endorse affiliation with the new national union.

National Nurses United (NNU), unifying the 23,000-member MNA with the 86,000-member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) and the 45,000 member United American Nurses, is scheduled to hold its founding convention December 7 and 8 in Scottsdale, AZ. The new union will be comprised of more than 150,000 front-line direct care nurses working in 22 states.

"This represents a monumental step forward in the growing movement of direct care nurses to finally claim a national voice with true national power," said Beth Piknick, RN, a nurse at Cape Cod Hospital and president of the MNA. "As the debate over health care reform takes center stage, it's essential that direct care nurses, those who spend the most time with patients, have the ability to make their positions known and their voices heard."

"We have just sent shock waves through the health care industry and I hope it sends chills down the backs of those employers who would want to continue to keep us down," said Karen Higgins, an ICU nurse at Boston Medical Center who has been appointed by the MNA Board of Directors to serve as one of three co-presidents of the NNU.

"I am in favor of the national union because I am tired of other people, who don't provide direct care, speaking for nurses," said Jane Connolly, RN, a nurse at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, MA, who spoke at the meeting when the motion to affiliate was presented. "The NNU will be an organization of RNs, speaking for RNs to improve the care of our patients from coast to coast."

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