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

standard of pediatric care, along with a single standard of care for all patients. Nurses united will have enormous influence to fight for that reality."

"As staff nurses our time has finally come," said Sandra Falwell, RN of the DC Nurses Association and a UAN director. "Just think about all the management heads that turned grey when they heard what we are doing. I'm glad I've lived long enough to see this happen and know what a great legacy this would be to pass on."

Last week's session of the interim executive committee continues a unification process that will culminate in December. All three organizations will have national conventions prior to December to ratify the pending unification that is intended to build a stronger, more powerful national movement of direct-care RNs and spur representation campaigns for non-union nurses into an RN-led union.

Additionally, the NNU will emphasize protecting and expanding patient rights and RN professional practice, including promoting a Senate bill, S 1031, the National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act, which is modeled after the successful California law establishing RN-to-patient safe staffing ratios. And, the new organization will work to strengthen the voice of nurses in the national healthcare debate.


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SOURCE California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee; United American Nurses; Massachusetts Nurses Association
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