Nomination and election of MNA delegates to the NNU Convention
From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
September 2010 Edition
The following policy proposal addresses the specifics of when and how delegates from the MNA membership will be elected for NNU delegate conventions. It is included here so that members may review it prior to it being taken up at the MNA’s annual business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14.
MNA delegates to the NNU convention will be directly elected through a secret ballot election by MNA RN Labor Program members in good standing within each MNA Region. MNA delegates to the NNU convention will serve a two-year term. The term will commence at the close of business at the Annual MNA Business Meeting and end at the close of business of the Annual MNA Meeting two years from the commencement of the term. Any MNA RN Labor Program member in good standing may complete and submit a consent-to-serve form to the nominations and elections committee. The deadline for submission of consent-to-serve forms will be in accordance with MNA’s nominations and elections policy.
In order to ensure appropriate representation from across Regions within the MNA, the delegates shall be elected as follows: MNA Regions will elect one delegate for each 1,000 RN Labor Program members in good standing in the respective Region. There will be one alternate delegate elected by RN Labor Program members in good standing within each MNA Region. The number of delegates to be elected from each Region will be based upon the RN Labor Program members in good standing in each Region on June 30 the year preceding the NNU convention. The election of delegates to the NNU convention will take place in conjunction with the annual MNA election in the appropriate years.
This policy, including application and deadline, is to comply with the MNA policy for nominations and elections and applicable laws.