Retirees - How You Can Get Involved

Submitted by amyjune on September 21, 2017

Our Campaigns for RN Values: Caring, Compassion and Community
CNA/NNU campaigns address fundamental issues that resonate with RNs and communities – including universal access to healthcare, achieving economic and climate justice, and implementing the Robin Hood Tax that would equalize income inequalities between Wall Street and Main Street by funding essential needs for all communities including housing, education, and health. Your voice and participation as an RN, and perspective as an active retiree, is a key component of communicating our message. We need RNs to join our speakers bureau, write letters to legislators and newspaper editorial pages, engage in social media, and join our RN blogging unit.

The Fight for RN Rights in the Workplace
Hospital CEOs work hard to erode the patient care protections and benefits that have taken RNs many rounds of bargaining to win. When this happens, CNA/NNU RNs need to educate surrounding communities on the fight for workplace justice and for help on the picket line.

New Organizing Campaigns
Sharing your CNA/NNU experience with non-union RNs makes a difference! CNA/NNU is the fastest growing union in America, now totaling more than 185,000 nurse members from every state in the country. Our success is credited to the active involvement and positive experiences of our members in these new organizing campaigns.

Volunteer for Disaster Relief — RNRN
CNA/NNU has sent hundreds of nurses to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the South Asian tsunami, the earthquake in Haiti, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) was formed in 2005 as a result of the massive showing of RNs wanting to volunteer their help.

CNA/NNU 101 Presentations to Nursing School Students
Help us inspire the next generation of RN activists by handing down your experience and understanding of CNA/NNU. We will provide the audiovisuals and you bring your personal stories.

There are many other ways CNA/NNU retirees can remain actively involved and we are always open to ideas. Please be sure to share your thoughts.

Additional Benefits
Each member of a CNA/NNU retiree chapter will receive:

  • Free access to CE classes
  • A 10-issue subscription to our national magazine Registered Nurse
  • A CNA/NNU special edition retiree division scrub
  • Discounts on goods &services through AFL-CIO Union Plus Program
  • Opportunities to socialize and network with other retirees

Join Today

Questions? Contact the CNA/NNU Retiree Division at