Nurse-union merger emboldens some in Ohio

Chris Seper, MedCity News, February 24, 2009 The combination last week of three nursing unions has emboldened some of its supporters in Ohio, though it’s likely to remain an uphill climb to promote an agenda that includes codified nurse-to-patient ratios. The new 150,000-member organization - made up of the United American Nurses, Massachusetts Nurses Association and California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee - creates the largest nurse’s union ever. It will be affiliated with the AFL-CIO and be known as the United American Nurses-National Nurses Organizing Committee. ... Nurse-union