57,000 Member Union Supports HR 676, Single Payer Healthcare

Albany, New York. The annual convention of the New York State Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, has voted to support HR 676 and make it part of their Federal Legislative Agenda. The union represents 57,000 professional, scientific and technical employees and is the second largest New York state employees' union. It is jointly affiliated to both AFT and SEIU. Karl Berger, a member of the Executive Board said: "Universal healthcare is the single, most powerful tool that Congress can provide to improve America and build a better, healthier, fairer, more just society. I am proud that my union…is supporting HR 676, and I encourage working people and union leaders across America to work for and support this legislation that will truly help all Americans."