The NNU is comprised of three unions: the California Nurses Association-National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA-NNOC), the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) and the United American Nurses (UAN).
In the fall of 2009, the MNA, UAN and CNA - NNOC members voted to join the newly formed National Nurses Union (NNU). This new development leads to a number of questions: How well will these different groups work together? How well will they represent their members? Is the NNU just another nationalization of the CNA.
The CNA is no stranger to controversy. The Union is known for its attempts to organize nurses into unwanted union representation. The CNA also has a reputation for significant internal issues, which caused members to form CNA-NNOC Exposed.
The most important question to ask is: Do you really want the NNU, or CNA-NNOC, MNA, UAN, speaking for you?