Nurses Union Gains Clout in California, Nationwide
The California Nurses Association's power as a politicalÂ force is evidenced by new revelations that it helped publicize how a maid was fired by 2010 GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. Meanwhile, CNA's national organization, National Nurses United, helped to set up strikes or threats of walkouts in five states, including California, in an effort to secure policy changes at the hospital and national level.
- "Whitman's Maid Story Was Pushed by Nurses Union" (Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/23).
- "Nurses Union Becomes Potent Political Force" (Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/24).
- "Expanding Nurses Union Steps Up Strikes" (Sun, Washington Post, 11/21).