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RN 'Super Union' Adopts Name: National Nurses United Sets Founding Convention Dec. 7 in Arizona
Date:8/24/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of three major nurses organizations that are coming together to form the largest registered nurses union and professional association in U.S. history announced today that they will hold a founding convention December 7-8 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Meeting in Minneapolis last week, leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association also agreed on the name for the new, 150,000 member national organization: National Nurses United.

AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka, expected to become the next AFL-CIO President in September, will speak to the convention.

"This represents another step forward in the growing movement of direct-care nurses to finally claim a national voice with true national power," said Ellen Smith, RN, an intensive care nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. and a member of the MNA Board of Directors. "As the debate over healthcare 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."

"I have spent so many years learning the history of how and why the nurses in this country have been split apart. I am both relieved and ecstatic to find it really doesn't matter now. We have the will and the combined drive to move forward, and we are," said Jean Ross, RN, UAN Secretary-Treasurer.

Martha Kuhl, RN, secretary-treasurer of CNA/NNOC and a nurse at Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif., talked about meeting with other pediatric RNs at the Minnesota meeting as a precursor to the upcoming work of the NNU. "I was very excited to get together with other children's hospital nurses and look forward to working nationally with nurses for a single
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SOURCE California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee; United American Nurses; Massachusetts Nurses Association
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