Local Unions in Kentucky, New York and Maryland Endorse HR 676

Four local unions in New York, Maryland and Kentucky have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers

In Baltimore, Maryland, IAM Local Lodge 543 has endorsed HR 676.

In Cheektowaga, New York, Local 210 of the Laborers (LIUNA) has also endorsed the Conyers bill, reports Business Manager Sam Capitano.

In Louisville, Kentucky, Local 1447 of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents drivers, mechanics, clerks, and service personnel at the Transit Authority of River City, endorsed the single payer legislation, according to President Jonathan Dooley.

In Island Park, New York, Stephen Sombrotto, President of the 1,000 member Local 621 of the United Workers of America, reported his local endorsed the Conyers bill and said:

"Our members and Executive Board feel that in the richest most powerful country in the world for our citizens to be without healthcare is absolutely not acceptable. Politicians have a moral obligation to the citizens of this country to get every person covered and show the rest of the world that we are not a selfish wasteful society. If the powers that be get this done, I believe you will see the people follow and take care and sacrifice for the better good of our nation."