A New Kind Of Union

 

We are a leading national labor union and collaborative voice for registered nurses. We are truly member driven and provide a fresh, new approach for nurses and a new model for national unions that centers on self-governance, respect for individual member states’ sovereignty and highly coordinated collaboration.

We take action at the local, state and national level to improve working conditions for nurses and achieve better patient outcomes. Our goal is ultimately to create a strong and stable nursing workforce, and improve health care delivery in the United States.

NFN is proudly affiliated with American Federation of Teachers, through the AFT Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Division

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Right Now

  • The Supreme Court hears Friedrichs v. CTA On January 11, the SCOTUS heard arguments on the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.  It is an attack on public sector unions specifically and on all unions, and on our democracy.  Below are links to news and opinion: http://nursingworld.org/HomepageCategory/NursingInsider/ANA-Calls-Court-to-Reject-Attack-on-Americans-Right-to-Negotiate-Working-Conditions.html   http://www.aft.org/news/pro-worker-crowds-rally-court-hears-friedrichs-case   http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/friedrichs-california-teachers-union-supreme-court-217525#ixzz3wuhh3veH   http://www.oregonrn.org/?page=TimeToUnite   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/opinion/strong-unions-strong-democracy.html? _r=0
  • UWMC RNs Need Your Solidarity TODAY! Tuesday, November 10, 2015   UWMC nurses need your solidarity TODAY! Send letters to UW Regents urging them to end anti-union bargaining stance SEATTLE (Nov. 10, 2015) — Registered nurses at the University of Washington Medical Center need your help. They are struggling to overcome management opposition to achieving something that most other union members take for granted ...
  • AFT Issues Groundbreaking Report on Racial Equity WASHINGTON— Leaders and members of the American Federation of Teachers have spent the past year having blunt, tough, uncomfortable, but courageous conversations about how to address the lingering effects of racism and inequity in our nation—especially related to black males. Today, as a result of those conversations, the AFT became the first public sector union ...
  • Right Care Action Week AFT Nurses and Heallthcare Professionals, in partnership with the Lown Insitute, is seeking to catalyze a grassroots movement for transforming healthcare systems and improving the health of communities. Our healthcare system has strayed from its mission: Healthcare that is effective, affordable, needed and wanted by well-informed patients, and especially, free of clinical decisions that are made ...