California Labor Council Endorses HR 676

Eureka, California. The Humboldt-Del Norte Counties AFL-CIO Central Labor Council is the 108th central labor council to endorse HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

The endorsement resolution was submitted by Kathryn Donahue, a Registered Nurse and representative of the California Nurses Association (CNA/NNOC). The council's endorsement was the subject of an op-ed column authored by Sid Berg and published in the Eureka Reporter. Berg is President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

Berg's column quotes Donahue saying the solution is "to initiate a patient based system with public accountability…. The United States spends approximately twice as much of our gross domestic product as other developed nations on health care. We remain the only industrialized country without a national health plan."

"As a working individual, contributing to the general welfare of our community, I encourage the citizens of this county, state and nation to become involved in this fight to fix our healthcare industry before it collapses. The Central Labor Council of Humboldt & Del Norte Counties (AFL-CIO) has added its name to the growing list of endorsers of HR 676," Donahue concluded.