Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Councils in Tennessee, Texas and Minnesota Endorse HR 676

Four central labor councils in Tennessee, Texas and Minnesota have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

One hundred and thirty four central labor councils and area labor federations have now endorsed HR-676 - Expanded and Improved Medicare For All

In Tennessee, the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee has endorsed H.R.-676, reports Council President Lewis Beck.

In Texas, the Tarrant County Central Labor Council in North Richland Hills and the Webb County Central Labor Council in Laredo also endorsed HR-676. William Koehn, President of the Webb County Central Labor Council, reports that UTU Local 1670, his own local union, has also endorsed HR-676.

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation endorsed HR-676 and submitted its resolution to the AFL-CIO Convention.

Both Texas labor councils have also submitted their resolutions to the AFL-CIO Convention.

In the current Congress, HR 676 has 86 co-sponsors in addition to Conyers.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced SB 703, a single payer bill in the Senate.

HR-676 has been endorsed by 566 union organizations in 49 states including 134 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 39 state AFL-CIO's (KY, PA, CT, OH, DE, ND, WA, SC, WY, VT, FL, WI, WV, SD, NC, MO, MN, ME, AR, MD-DC, TX, IA, AZ, TN, OR, GA, OK, KS, CO, IN, AL, CA, AK, MI, MT, NE, NY, NV & MA).

For more information contact:
Kay Tillow
All Unions Committee For Single Payer Health Care--HR 676
c/o Nurses Professional Organization (NPO)
1169 Eastern Parkway, Suite 2218
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 636 1551

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