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ANA Addresses the RESPECT Act

The RESPECT Act and What it Means for ALL Nurses

ANA Supports the RESPECT Act
03/29/07
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has been tracking several key pieces of legislation at the federal level on H.R. 1644/S.969 RESPECT Act - The Re-Empowerment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradeworkers (RESPECT) Act will clarify the definition of the term “supervisor” thereby limiting the ability of employers to take away union protections.

ANA commends the action of U.S. lawmakers to introduce legislation that would reverse a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to expand the definition of the term "supervisor." That decision, rendered in September 2006, effectively limits the rights of thousands of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses to retain basic protections under federal labor law. 

Read more on The RESPECT Act and what ANA has done on behalf of this initiative...

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