State conventions of the Nevada AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO have both passed resolutions endorsing HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
Thirty-nine state labor federations have now endorsed HR 676.
The resolution of the Nevada State AFL-CIO passed August 19th and was reported by Danny L. Thompson Executive Secretary Treasurer.
In Massachusetts, delegates to the Massachusetts AFL-CIO’s annual COPE convention in Andover, MA voted on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 to endorse HR 676. John Horgan, IBEW Local 2222 steward at Verizon, had made a presentation on HR 676 to the state COPE Committee which voted to endorse HR 676. The COPE Committee’s endorsement was approved by the State Federation’s Executive Board and passed unanimously by the convention upon a motion by Robert Haynes, State Federation President.
Horgan had earlier been responsible for several endorsements of HR 676 by a number of Massachusetts Central Labor Councils.