Detroit, Michigan. Utility Workers Union of America (UWA) Local 223 has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Local 223 represents over 4,500 members in the electric and gas utility industry.
James Harrison, Local 223 President said after the endorsement:
“Healthcare prices in the U.S. are rising at a rate of almost three times overall inflation and healthcare spending is soaring at close to double digit percent increases per year and yet health care quality remains poor, with as many as 100,000 preventable deaths per year and billions of dollars wasted in the current system.
“The Utility Workers are proud to stand with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement in supporting national healthcare legislation that assures every American has access to affordable quality health care.”