A statewide SEIU local in Maine and a CWA local union in California have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
In Augusta, Maine, Local 1989 SEIU/ Maine State Employees Association (MSEA), a 10,000 member statewide organization, endorsed HR 676. The endorsement was reported to the Southern Maine Labor Council in Portland by Local 1989 delegates to the Council.
In Sacramento, California, CWA Local 9421 also endorsed HR 676, reports President Dee Garcia. The local’s endorsement of HR 676 came after receiving a letter signed by twenty-two California unionists. The letter was sent to all local unions in the state.