Central Labor Councils in four states have passed resolutions endorsing HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Ninety-three Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations have now endorsed HR 676.
In Boston the Greater Boston Labor Council unanimously backed HR 676 at its October 2nd meeting. Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rich Rogers said his council “…is proud to join the growing movement for single-payer healthcare.” The Boston council has 145 union affiliates representing 90,000 union families in greater Boston.
In Miami the South Florida AFL-CIO is “wholeheartedly supporting” HR 676, reports Council President Fred Frost.
In Corpus Christi, Texas, the Coastal Bend Labor Council has also passed a resolution supporting HR 676, reports President Charlie Torres. The council has jurisdiction in eight Texas counties.
In Springfield, Illinois, Jason Keller, Legislative Director of the Illinois AFL-CIO, reports that the Springfield and Central Illinois Trades and Labor Council, with 71 affiliates, has endorsed HR 676.