Santa Cruz, California. The Greater Santa Cruz Federation of Teachers has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
In announcing the endorsement AFT Local 2030 President Barry Kirschen said:
“Adequate health care must not be considered a luxury enjoyed only by the rich but a basic service provided to the populace by the governments of great nations. It is high time that the U.S. adopt a plan to provide health coverage to every man, woman and child in this nation.”
The union represents 600 certificated faculty, adult educators and substitute teachers employed by the Santa Cruz City School System.