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Convention 2013

10.09.2013


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

2013 Speakers

Manuel Cortes is the General Secretary of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), the union for people in travel and transport in the United Kingdom and Ireland with approximately 22,300 members. He is a forceful voice against the privatization of transportation and of the austerity measures that have dramatically failed in the UK and advocates for actions as the financial transaction tax. He recently attended the Harvard Trade Union Program.

Hedy Dumpel RN, JD is the National Director of Nursing Practice and Patient Advocacy for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. are coauthors

Professors Michael Ash and Thomas Herndon along with Professor Robert Pollin of the landmark study "The Austerity Agenda and the Erosion of Social Protections" which challenges the austerity hawks' attempts to eviscerate the public sector, labor unions, and basic social protections.

Maxine L. Weinreb, Ed.D is a licensed educational psychologist with degrees in counseling and human development. She is the Director of the Child Witness to Violence Project and coordinates all training provided by the Project. Maxine provided assistance and training to early childhood professionals in New York after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. She has presented nationally about the issues of childhood stressors, especially those related to exposure to violence. 

Schedule


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Wednesday, October 9

       
 

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Awards Dinner Registration

 

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

Awards Dinner

 

8:00 – 10:30 p.m.

 

Reception, music, bar


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Thursday, October 10

       
 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

 

Labor Program’s Continental Breakfast, Registration, exhibits and silent auction

 

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks with Donna Kelly-Williams, President MNA; Keynote: Manuel Cortes, General Secretary Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, London; Professors Michael Ash and Thomas Herndon - Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts/Amherst

 

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Break, exhibits and silent Auction

 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 

Bargaining unit updates and reports

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

 

Ballot Initiative Update with Speaker Hedy Dumpel, RN, JD, (CNA): “The California Experience with Safe Staffing Legislation”

  12:25 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Community Outreach: Presentation to Independent House, Hyannis
 

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Unit 7 Annual Meeting and lunch

 

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Lunch, exhibits (closing at 2) and silent auction

 

2:00 p.m.

 

Business Meeting

 

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 

President’s Reception

 

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

 

Fun Event featuring Act Four, Region 3 craft fair and member activities


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Friday, October 11

       
 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

 

Silent Auction closes, Registration, Breakfast

 

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

 

MNA PAC Meeting

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

 

Break

 

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

 

Trauma: Children and Families

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

“Boston Strong, MNA Proud”, Nurses from Tufts, BWH, BMC, NWH, Norwood and Faulkner.

       

 


Information

Accomodations

The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis is an allseason resort in Hyannis. It is located on fifty-two acres and includes an eighteen hole par-3 golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, extensive health and fitness center and a luxurious spa and salon.
Room rates are $109.00 per night for double or single with 11.7% Mass occupancy tax. Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time 11 a.m.

Chemical Sensitivity: Attendees are requested to avoid wearing scented personal products when attending the 2013 MNA Convention. Scents may trigger responses in those with chemical sensitivity.

Contact Hours: On Friday October 11, 2013 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours will be awarded by the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

The MNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To successfully complete a program and receive contact hours, you must: 1) sign in, 2) be present for the entire time period of the sessions, and 3) complete the evaluation.

Questions: call the MNA's Division of Nursing at: 800.882.2056 x727.

 


Directions

Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis

35 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 866.828.8259 or 508.775.7775

Registration Deadline: September 8, 2013

 

From Boston:
Follow Route 93 South to Route 3 South to the Sagamore Bridge and onto Route 6 East. Follow Route 6 East to Exit 6. Take a right off the exit onto Route 132 South. At the 4th set of lights turn right onto Bearses Way (towards Hyannis West End). Continue straight through 2 sets of lights. Take the 2nd exit off the rotary. At the next set of lights turn right onto North Street. Continue straight to the rotary. Take the 2nd exit just after the Paddock Restaurant. Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis will be on your left.

From Western Mass:
Follow Route 495 South to Route 25 East to the Bourne Bridge and merge onto the rotary. Take the 4th exit off the rotary (IHOP will be on your left). Follow until you reach a set of traffic lights. Take a right at the lights onto Route 6 East. Follow Route 6 East to Exit 6. Take a right off the exit onto Route 132 South. At the 4th set of lights turn right onto Bearses Way (towards Hyannis West End). Continue straight through 2 sets of lights. Take the 2nd exit off the rotary. At the next set of lights turn right onto North Street. Continue straight to the rotary. Take the 2nd exit just after the Paddock Restaurant. Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis will be on your left.


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