Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Texas and New Jersey Machinists Endorse HR 676

Machinists’ organizations in Texas and New Jersey have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

The Texas State Council of Machinists (IAM) has endorsed HR 676, reports Council President Danny T. Cooke. The Texas State Council is the sixth IAM State Council to endorse HR 676. The others are Washington, Connecticut, Ohio, Minnesota and Oregon.

In Newark, New Jersey, IAM Local Lodge 2339N has also endorsed HR 676, report Chris Boelens, Legislative Committee Chair, and Eric Kaufman, Deputy Assistant. They report that Local 2339N also endorsed Bernie Sanders’ single-payer Senate Bill 703 and that copies of both resolutions are being sent to all members of the U.S. Congress, the AFL-CIO, and the print and broadcast media.

HR 676 has been endorsed by 574 union organizations in 49 states. Endorsers include 130 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 39 state AFL-CIO's.

Source: http://unionsforsinglepayerHR676.org

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