NYSNA is submitting four resolutions for consideration during the upcoming National Labor Assembly, to be held March 21-22, 2007 in Arlington, VA.
Following are resolution summary statements. Complete copies of each resolution are available by downloading the following attachments (.pdf format; Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
Therefore be it resolved, that the 2007 NLA urges ANCC to include in their forces of magnetism the involvement of staff nurses and a respect for collective bargaining rights as necessary criteria to be awarded Magnet Status, and
Be it further resolved, that the NLA urges ANCC to reject any future Magnet applicants who have demonstrated disregard for its staff nurses or their collective bargaining status, as having met the criteria necessary to being awarded Magnet Status.
Single Payer Healthcare System
Therefore be it resolved, that the UAN prioritize and actively participate in the pursuit and development of national legislative initiatives to secure a concrete comprehensive and universal single payer health care system for all, such as HR676 (the Conyers Bill), and
Be it further resolved, that the UAN play a preeminent role in efforts to support the above goal by expanding its coalition activities, stimulating more consistent nursing involvement across the organization, educating and organizing nurses around this issue and insuring that registered nurses are in the forefront of the single payer universal access health care movement in the nation.
State Nurse Practice Acts
Therefore be it resolved, that the UAN reaffirm commitment to the maintenance and protection of State Nurse Practice Acts for the profession of nursing and ultimately for the protection of patients, whether it be the individual or the community at large.
Therefore be it resolved, that principles guiding affiliation and similar collaborative agreements be discussed and debated at both the National Labor Cabinet and at the National Labor Assembly in 2007, and
Be it further resolved, that the process in which discussions between the UAN Executive Council and other nurses’ organizations take place be as transparent as possible, and
Be it finally resolved, that input be sought by the UAN Executive Council from NLA delegates and the NLC to consistently enrich this process.
With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.