USW and IBEW Locals Endorse HR 676

Three more industrial local unions have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation, introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

In Canton, New York, Steelworker (USW) Local Union 1026 has endorsed the Conyers legislation, reports Recording Secretary Gary Chapman.

In Findlay, Ohio, USW Local 207 L has also endorsed HR 676. Kevin Welch, the local's Recording Secretary, wrote after the unanimous endorsement: "I encourage the citizens of the county, state and nation to become involved in this fight to fix our healthcare industry before it collapses. USW Local 207 L and the more than 1,000 families we represent add our names to the growing list of endorsers of HR 676."

In Glenmont, New York, IBEW Local 770, which represents electricians working for the CSX railroad and Amtrak in the Capital District of New York and D & H electricians in Binghamton and Saratoga, also endorsed.

Local 770 President Al Swanson said: "Our members are tired of having our contracts being held hostage to the ever increasing costs of private health insurance. The HR 676 single payer proposal will put an end to this situation."