Three Massachusetts NEA Affiliates Endorse HR 676

Three affiliates of the National Education Association (NEA) in Massachusetts have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

In Brookline, Massachusetts, the Brookline Educators Union, affiliated with the Massachusetts Teachers Association (NEA), has endorsed HR 676, reports Barry David, a high school Spanish teacher.

David, a supporter of HR 676, appeared before the union's Representative Council which then voted to endorse HR 676 and bring the resolution before the MTA statewide meeting where it was referred to the MTA Legislative Committee. David is one of six delegates from his local to the NEA Representative Assembly which meets in July.

Representing teachers and support personnel employed by the Brookline School District, the Brookline Educators Union has nearly 1,000 members and is one of the larger NEA affiliates in Massachusetts.

In Boston and Amherst, the Joint Executive Council of the Professional Staff Union (PSU) has also unanimously endorsed HR 676. The Professional Staff Union comprises Local 751 and Local 754 of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (NEA). The Two locals represent over 1,600 professional and supervisory workers at the Amherst and Boston campuses of the University of Massachusetts.