Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council Endorses HR 676

The Texas State Building & Construction Trades Council has endorsed HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

Council Executive Director Michael W. Cunningham said they made the endorsement because "…all of us in the organized construction trades have had to divert wage increases for the last few years to maintain our health benefit plans. It is only right that everyone should have the access to health care just as our President, Vice President, Supreme Court Justices, Congressional Representatives…and yes, even incarcerated people in prison…."

The 13 member Executive Board of the Council is made up of officers from nine local building trades councils throughout Texas.