NEW YORK NURSE: July/August 2010
This is your guide to the upcoming elections for NYSNA’s seats on the National Federation of Nurses (NFN) National Federation Assembly (NFA). Not only do you have a right to vote, you can be a candidate!
The NFN was created in 2008 by the state nurses associations of New York, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, New Jersey, and Montana. The NFN is our national union, designed to provide mutual support, education and assistance among nursing labor organizations that represent RNs for collective bargaining.
The National Federation Assembly is elected by each state and is proportionate to the size of the state. This creates a balance of participation between the executive board and the NFA.
NFA representatives are expected to travel to the annual meeting. Duties of NFA representatives include attending the NFA meeting in May to elect officers, consider resolutions, and discuss, debate, and perfect amendments to the NFN constitution, which are then sent for approval by its nursing labor organizations. Expenses for this trip are funded by NYSNA.
This year, NYSNA members who are represented for collective bargaining will elect 16 delegates to the NFA.
Delegates will be elected by geographic zone – the same zones used to determine representatives to the Delegate Assembly. One NFA delegate will be elected from each of the 11 geographic zones. The remaining five delegates will be elected from the five largest zones – one delegate per zone.
Make sure to check the next edition of New York Nurse for information on how to run for seats on NYSNA’s Delegate Assembly and the Delegate Assembly Nominating Committee!
For assistance, please contact: Adriena Quiñones-Melvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Diana Jackson at email@example.com.