Eleventh International Union IFPTE Endorses HR 676

Silver Spring, Maryland. The International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE) is the eleventh international union to endorse HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

"All Americans would win with HR 676," said Gregory Junemann, President of the 75,000 member union. Junemann said, "Chairman Conyers' bill does exactly what the members of IFPTE have asked for, namely to provide for a complete dismantling of our broken healthcare system that has resulted in upwards of 45 million uninsured Americans and replace it with a national single payer system."

An IFPTE official announced the union's support for HR 676 at a meeting of the AFL-CIO Healthcare Reform Committee in Washington, DC. At the IFPTE's 55th Convention, the union had "reaffirmed its support for a universal or single-payer health care system."

The press release announcing the union's endorsement is at www.ifpte.org.

International unions that have endorsed HR 676 are: UAW, NEA, ILWU, NALC, IAM, Plumbers & Pipefitters (UA), Musicians (AFM), UE, CNA/NNOC & SMWIA.