This week’s staffing summit was an incredible event - from the mix of new and veteran NYSNA activists, to the geographic spread of participants and the enthusiastic attendance by other unions. These are all good signs for the future of NYSNA in general, and the staffing campaign in particular.
New leaders were sprinkled throughout the crowd and excited to be part of a dynamic organization. Veteran leaders were energized by the quality of the discussion and the new energy level. NYSNA members came from the public and private sector: from Brooklyn and the Bronx, to Buffalo and Westchester. The contributions from our colleagues from California, Massachusetts and New Jersey was invaluable, as their ideas and experiences will help shape a campaign that fits our unique conditions.
The new direction was a direct result of the work of the July 24 Steering Committee. Their guidance and leadership kept our effort on course, and showed that leader-staff teamwork produces the best possible results. The Annual NYSNA Conference is coming soon: October 24-26 - and we're committed to bring the same enthusiasm and drive to making that a great success. Conference information and online registration will be available soon.
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The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.