Convention 2006 - Highlights: Thursday, October 5
Today was "Labor Day" at Convention, with most activities geared especially for NYSNA member nurses who are represented by NYSNA for collective bargaining:
- The day began with a meeting of the Congress of Local Bargaining Unit Leaders, an advisory group that comprises elected executive committee members from all of NYSNA’s bargaining units. There was frank discussion about the challenges faced by nurses in the healthcare workplace.
- Next, the Delegate Assembly awards brunch featured the presentation of the annual Delegate Assembly Award to Linda Madill, a nurse from Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY.
- A meeting of the Delegate Assembly followed, directed by DA President Anne Bové. Agenda items included current relationships with the United American Nurses, current organizing efforts, and an extended discussion on the recent NLRB decision involving the supervisory status of charge nurses.
- Barbara Rubel spoke at a plenary session in the afternoon on how to avoid burnout and "compassion fatigue."
- The day concluded with the annual Foundation of New York State Nurses Association dinner. The evening included an address by Keville Frederickson, EdD, RN, FAAN, on her study of high-risk behaviors in youth.
- Carol Brewer received the Distinguished Nurse Researcher of the Year award.
- The annual NYSNA-PAC reception featured an appearance by Silda Wall-Spitzer, wife of NYS Attorney General (and gubernatorial candidate) Eliot Spitzer.
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With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state
nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for
RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range
of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education
and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity.
It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United
American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.