Labor Councils in Three States Endorse HR 676. Total Now 89

Three more Central Labor Councils have endorsed HR 676 raising the number of CLC's that have endorsed Congressman Conyers' (D-MI) single payer healthcare legislation to eighty-nine.

In Tacoma, Washington, the Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has endorsed HR 676, reports Council Secretary Treasurer Patty Rose. The Council has 90 affiliates representing 34,000 union members.

In Columbus, Ohio, the Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has endorsed HR 676, reports Walt Workman, Executive Director. The Columbus Council is the seventh Ohio CLC to endorse HR 676.

In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, which has 60 affiliates, has also endorsed HR 676, reports Council Secretary Treasurer Jon Weissman. Weissman said, "Many of our affiliates own or control health insurance plans and know all too well that the current system is a too costly mess."