NEW YORK NURSE: May 2010
Has your local bargaining unit (LBU) been looking for ways to increase member solidarity? Do you want to conduct activities to help educate members but need help with expenses?
NYSNA has money available to help.
As a result of an initiative by the Delegate Assembly, NYSNA makes available discretionary funds for use by local bargaining unit leaders to further augment the association’s work relating to education and internal organizing.
According to the Delegate Assembly policy, the funds can be used for support of local bargaining units as stated:
“For any activities in which solidarity and internal organizing is the primary purpose, or for purchases of or development of materials or for attendance at educational activities which can be used to strengthen or promote membership involvement in NYSNA.”
Each local bargaining unit is entitled to a minimum of $200 per year. Funds are calculated at a rate of $1 per bargaining unit member.
To request funds, an application should be completed by the bargaining unit’s executive committee and forwarded to the NYSNA Economic and General Welfare Program’s senior associate director. Your NYSNA nursing representative can provide you with a copy of the form and assist with the submission process.
Keep in mind that applications should be received at least two weeks prior to the date you anticipate needing the funds. Individuals receiving funds on behalf of local bargaining units will be required to submit receipts for disbursements.