• The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has elected Paul M. Rinaldi as its new president. Mr. Rinaldi has served as NATCA’s executive vice president since 2006 and will begin his three-year term on October 17.
  • Delegates to the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee convention unanimously voted to join National Nurses United, a new registered nurses union with 150,000 members. The NNU’s founding convention will take place in December and will combine the membership of CAN/NNOC, the United American Nurses, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association, each of which will hold its own national convention to ratify the pending unification.
  • The Carpenters and Joiners of America has disaffiliated from the Change to Win federation in an amicable separation. The Carpenters joined CTW in 2005 in an effort to rebuild the labor movement but stopped making its per capita payments to the federation in November 2008.