Here's an interesting development. The California Nurses Association, and its national arm, the National Nurses Organizing Committee, joined the AFL-CIO on Thursday. CNA represents 75,000 nurses throughout the country. It isn't so much the affiliation that I find interesting--it's one of the reasons given: the Federation's endorsement of single-payer health care as the solution to the nation's failed profit-based, insurance-and-drug-industry controlled system. CNA has supported single-payer for sometime now.