Machinists' Union (IAM) Ninth International to Endorse HR 676

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is the ninth international union to endorse HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). The union represents 720,000 active and retired members.

In a letter conveying the endorsement, IAM Assistant Legislative Director, Hasan Solomon, said, "…we strongly endorse Congressman John Conyers' bill HR 676, ‘Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.'" Solomon further states in his letter, "We have and will continue to urge members of Congress to support this much needed health care reform."

The IAM joins the UAW, NEA, ILWU, NALC, UE, AFM, UA Plumbers & Pipefitters, and CNA/NNOC which have all endorsed HR 676.