Three more labor councils have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). One hundred and three central labor councils or area labor federations have now endorsed HR 676.
In Central Point, Oregon, the Southern Oregon Central Labor Council endorsed HR 676, reports Carol Bennett the council’s Secretary/Treasurer. Bennett said, “We’re glad that somebody is doing something. It’s been a long time coming.”
In Lowell, Massachusetts, the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council also endorsed the Conyers legislation. The council has 35 affiliates with 40,000 union members in 32 Massachusetts cities and towns.
In Cattaragus, New York, the Cattaragus-Allegany Counties Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, also endorsed HR 676, reports Council President Hobart Rhinehart.