United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts was the keynote speaker at the most recent State Convention of the Kentucky AFL-CIO. You can hear Roberts’ remarks in support of single payer healthcare at:
(video courtesy of Bill Londrigan, President, Kentucky AFL-CIO).
Meeting in June in Atlantic City, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Convention passed a resolution, submitted by the NJ State AFL-CIO Retirees Committee, which notes the features of Congressman John Conyers’ single payer health care bill, HR 676.
The adopted resolution, entitled Universal, Single Payer Health Care Coverage, resolves: “that the New Jersey State AFL-CIO supports Single Payer Healthcare Coverage and will lobby all labor endorsed candidates for national office to work for this important issue.”
A copy of the complete resolution is available from Paula Friedman, Chair of the Bergen County Central Trades & Labor Council AFL-CIO Retirees Committee firstname.lastname@example.org.