This is just my opinion.
Labor oriented state nursing associations are leaving the American Nurses Association. Look at California, Michigan, Minnesota, Hawaii, Mass., Maine, and the others. See www.mnnurses.org.
I am curious to see which workforce advocacy (non-union affiliated) state nurses association will break from ANA first. Its a possibility because there isn't enough members to support a federated model of national, state, and district nurses associations on the dues paid. Proposes in dues increases are met with huge resistance at most conventions.
Which state nursing association that is not heavily by collective members and affiliated with ANA will bolt first (at the advice of outside legal counsel of course) and escrow the dues money paid by its members?
When you are pushed up against the wall and there is a need for income and cash flow, you question old ties, you survey the landscape, and you seek more cost effective means of association and affiliation, and there is no limit on what you will do to survive....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv6lHwWwO3w