95th Labor Council and Maine IBEW Local Endorse HR 676

In Manchester, Maine, IBEW Local 1837 has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

In Pueblo, Colorado, the Southern Colorado Labor Council has also endorsed HR 676, reports Council President Richard Mark. The Pueblo Central Labor Council is the 95th Labor Council or Area Labor Federation to endorse the single payer legislation.

Ray Colello, IBEW Local 1837 President, said: "Healthcare insurance costs pose a tremendous burden for our members, all working people and their families. HR 676 is a common sense solution to this growing crisis."

IBEW Local 1837 represents 1,650 men and women working in Maine and New Hampshire at electric utilities and broadcasting stations.