jobs: California Nurses Association
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colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
Fri Jun 11 16:23:01 CDT 2004
From: "Peter Dreier" <dreier at oxy.edu>
Colleagues: The California Nurses Assn. is looking for experienced
reseachers, educators, organizers, communications specialists and
webmaster to hire for its growing organizing campaigns. If you know any
former students, or anyone else, who might want to work for this very
progressive union, please forward them this announcement. Thanks.
Educators and Research Analysts: The California Nurses Association (CNA),
the nation's largest independent nurses' union, seeks experienced
educators and researchers to assist in developing local, state and
nationwide labor oriented educational and research programs for
Registered Nurses. Programs will emphasize the political economy of
healthcare restructuring and the clinical and technological impacts of
healthcare restructuring on both patients and the Registered Nurses that
provide their care.
The California Nurses Association (CNA) is leading the movement for
Registered Nurse power to transform the market-driven healthcare
industry in the United States into a health care system driven by
patient need. CNA has negotiated the best Registered Nurse collective
bargaining contracts in the nation and was responsible for California's
RN Safe Staffing Law - the first of its kind nationwide.
After appropriate orientation, Educator Candidates will design and teach
one day courses on health care restructuring, nursing practice issues
and political economy for Registered Nurses, throughout California and
Research Candidates must have an advanced social science and/or
progressive oriented political economy degree and demonstrated
familiarity with Excel/SPSS. Familiarity with epistemological issues
surrounding the use of expert system programs in health care (automated
protocol, diagnostic and prognostic computer programs) is desirable.
Understanding of the basic tenets of labor process studies, philosophy
of science/technology, and complex organization studies is also
Primary duties include assisting with nationwide analysis of all sectors
of the US Health Care industry; provide research & other support to
collective bargaining and national organizing and educational campaigns.
The positions will be based in Oakland, California. An ability to work
under pressure and ability to meet deadlines is essential. Positions
start at $69K (US), with regular step increases, and excellent benefits
with a generous pension plan. Full family and domestic partner coverage.
Please send Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample to: CNA, 2000
Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612, email execoffice at calnurses.org. Please
no phone calls.
ORGANIZERS are being hired around the country to bring union protection
to Registered Nurses (RN).
For far too long, the healthcare industry has ignored the needs of nurses
and patients, focusing instead on generating wealth for corporate
investors. During their work lives, nurses at non-union hospitals are at
the beck and call of the hospital 24 hours a day. At non-union
hospitals, nurses have been forced to work mandatory overtime, even when
they are so exhausted that patient care could suffer. When nurses from
many non-union hospitals face retirement years, there is no pension
plan. After nurses spend their entire work lives caring for others, when
they retire from non-union hospitals, nurses are unable to afford
adequate medical care themselves.
The California Nurses Association (CNA) has won the best registered nurse
contracts in the nation, with the protections of a pension plan; retiree
health benefits; fair scheduling and a powerful voice for safe staffing.
CNA is leading the movement for nurse power to transform the healthcare
system in the United States.
CNA and its national organization the National Nurses Organizing
Committee are hiring organizers for exciting organizing campaigns
throughout the country.
We have organized over 10,000 nurses in the last two years in California
alone. Despite well-funded anti-union employer campaigns, our election
win rate is among the best in the nation, and our first contract rate is
As a union organizer you would help nurses develop the organizing
committee at a hospital, and help nurses win their representation
election in the face of an intense anti-union employer campaign. As a
lead organizer, you would be responsible for helping to coordinate the
work of organizers and provide assistance for the organizers in
training. As an organizer in training, you will learn to play an
effective role in a union organizing campaign. The RN workforce is 95%
women and depending on the facility, there are many nurses of color.
We are currently hiring experienced activists with all levels of
experience.. A demonstrated commitment to social justice work is
required. Experience in women's issues is also a plus.
Excellent salary depending on experience, and benefits package, family
and domestic partner coverage. Please email résumé and cover letter
Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director
Email Preferred: <mailto:execoffice at calnurses.org>
execoffice at calnurses.org
For more information about CNA, please check out our award-winning
web-site, <http://www.calnurse.org/> www.calnurse.org.
CNA is committed to Equal Opportunity, and considering applicants of all
ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and
religions. We urge people of color and women, experienced activists of
all backgrounds, to apply. We hope you will consider joining our
successful organizing team!
The California Nurses Association, the nation's largest independent RN
union, seeks an experienced, professional communications specialist to
assist in promoting state and nationwide organizing, collective
bargaining and patient advocacy campaigns.
CNA has established a national reputation as a leader in the fight
against the corporatization of health care and for genuine healthcare
Primary duties include: develop and implement communications campaigns in
support of CNA and affiliated organizations' activities across the
U.S.; develop and maintain media contacts; write press releases, flyers,
brochures, newsletters and other literature; write for CNA affiliated
publications; assist in developing organizational messages. , and upload
website pages, develop and maintain a strategic plan for online advocacy
work to support CNA goals and activities, develop and operate online and
e-mail action alerts in text and html format, and increase the internet
presence of CNA and associated organizations.
Candidates must have at least three to five years experience in
journalism or union public relations, experience in conducting public
advocacy campaigns, and strong verbal and written communications skills
(writing samples required). Ability to work under pressure and meet
deadlines is essential. Familiarity with unions, nursing and healthcare
issues is highly desirable.
Position starts at $69K (U.S.), with regular step increases, and
excellent benefits with a generous pension plan. Full family and
domestic partner coverage. Please send resume, cover letter and writing
samples to: CNA, 2000 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612, email
execoffice at calnurses.org. Please no phone calls.
Web Master: The California Nurses Association (CNA) seeks an experienced
web master to develop and maintain CNA websites and to expand CNA's
online advocacy program to promote and support CNA campaigns.
CNA, the nation's largest independent nurses' union, is leading the
movement for Registered Nurse power to transform the market-driven
healthcare industry in the U.S. into a health care system driven by
Primary duties include: program and upload website pages, develop and
maintain a strategic plan for online advocacy work to support CNA goals
and activities, develop and operate online and e-mail action alerts in
text and html format, and increase the internet presence of CNA and
Webmaster candidates must have three to five years experience operating a
web site, developing and updating web site programs, and proven
experience using internet technology for online advocacy. Ability to
work under pressure and meet deadlines is essential. Familiarity with
unions, nursing and healthcare issues is highly desirable.
The position will be based in Oakland, California. Position starts at
$69K(U.S.), with regular step increases, and excellent benefits with a
generous pension plan. Full family and domestic partner coverage. Please
send resume, cover letter and portfolio url, to: CNA, 2000 Franklin St,
Oakland, CA 94612, email execoffice at calnurses.org. Please no phone calls.
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