This week saw the formation of the largest nursing union in the history of the U.S. The National Nurses United organizes
over 150,000 nurses by uniting the California Nurses
Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee with the Massachusetts
Nursing Association and some members of the United American Nurses. The
goal of the new union is to influence healthcare
reform and improve the quality of care through efforts
such as extending California’s patient ratio law to other states.
Dec. 7, 2009 – To standing cheers, delegates to the founding convention of the National Nurses United (NNU) today unanimously endorsed the creation of the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses in U.S. history – and projected a major escalation in campaigns to expand union representation of nurses and an expanded voice in healthcare reform.