California CWA and AFT/NEA Locals Endorse HR 676

Big California unions continue to endorse HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

A CWA local representing 12,000 employees at all campuses of the University of California and the Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Labs has endorsed HR 676, reports Carolan Buckmaster, a member of the Statewide Executive Board and President of the United Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE-CWA 9119) San Diego Chapter.

In San Francisco, the 6,000 member United Educators of San Francisco affiliated with both the AFT and NEA, has also endorsed HR 676, reports President Dennis Kelly.

Kelly said: "Health care determines not only the well-being of our members, but it is increasingly a measure of the health of our economy. We need to take care of ourselves now so we can take care of future generations in this nation."