Northwest Labor Supports HR 676

In Washington and Oregon, unions and organizations supporting labor have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

In Seattle, Lee Russell, Political Action Committee Chairperson of Local 699, Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices of the United Association (UA), reports that the 699PAC, "fully endorses …efforts to restore sanity to healthcare, and endorses HR 676." The PAC committee is sending a letter "to our entire membership, and have posted information on our website http://699pac.blogspot.com/."

In Portland, American Federation of Teachers Local 2277 has endorsed HR 676. Michael Dembrow, the local's president, said after the endorsement, "People…are falling through coverage gaps every minute of every day, including many of the part-time members of my profession, college faculty. We cannot wait any longer for this condition to fix itself. Union members all over this country need to step up and endorse the one rational comprehensive, progressive solution that is out there—HR 676—and I'm proud that AFT 2277 has voted to do so."

In Ashland, Oregon, the Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice (JwJ) has also endorsed HR 676. Wes Bain, Chair of the four county JwJ said, "Most of the so-called reform legislation being talked about in…Oregon or nationally is fatally flawed because it includes insurance companies. HR 676 is a wonderful exception. Let them insure cars and houses, but not our bodies."

In Washington and Oregon, unions and organizations supporting labor have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

In Seattle, Lee Russell, Political Action Committee Chairperson of Local 699, Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices of the United Association (UA), reports that the 699PAC, "fully endorses …efforts to restore sanity to healthcare, and endorses HR 676." The PAC committee is sending a letter "to our entire membership, and have posted information on our website http://699pac.blogspot.com/."

In Portland, American Federation of Teachers Local 2277 has endorsed HR 676. Michael Dembrow, the local's president, said after the endorsement, "People…are falling through coverage gaps every minute of every day, including many of the part-time members of my profession, college faculty. We cannot wait any longer for this condition to fix itself. Union members all over this country need to step up and endorse the one rational comprehensive, progressive solution that is out there—HR 676—and I'm proud that AFT 2277 has voted to do so."

In Ashland, Oregon, the Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice (JwJ) has also endorsed HR 676. Wes Bain, Chair of the four county JwJ said, "Most of the so-called reform legislation being talked about in…Oregon or nationally is fatally flawed because it includes insurance companies. HR 676 is a wonderful exception. Let them insure cars and houses, but not our bodies."