Nurses union is getting tougher

Rick Karlin, Albany Times Union, May 17, 2012 In what they described as a move toward becoming more like a traditional trade union, members of the state Nurses Association have decided that supervisors in their respective hospitals or other health care facilities can no longer serve on the association’s board of directors. Basically it looks like they are drawing a line between supervisors and rank and file nurses. This comes as spokesman Bernie Mulligan, who has previously been with NYSUT, said the association plans to push hard in the Legislature for rules that would mandate new nurse-to-patient ratios. ... Nurses