Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Health union alliance could threaten larger rival
Thursday - 1/3/2013, 1:43pm EST
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two health care unions are joining forces in a move that could threaten the dominance of a powerful rival and lead to a new round of labor tensions.
The 185,000-member California Nurses Association is merging with the 10,000-member National Union of Healthcare Workers. They're forming a new union of health sector workers.
The merger renews a bitter rivalry between the nurses and the 2 million-member Service Employees International Union. The SEIU is the nation's dominant health care union and a major force in Democratic politics.
The merger also points to a trend that could see unions increasingly competing against each other for a dwindling pool of members.
A priority for the new alliance is to lure 43,000 unionized workers at Kaiser Permanente away from the SEIU.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)