Lexington, Kentucky. At its February meeting the Executive Board of the Bluegrass Central Labor Council voted to endorse HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
Council President Barbara Pierce said: “The Board of the CLC endorsed HR 676, single payer universal health care, because we firmly believe that it’s the best plan for working families.”
The Bluegrass CLC, which represents workers in nine counties in Central Kentucky, is the 119th CLC to endorse HR 676. Six out of eight central labor councils in Kentucky, in addition to the state AFL-CIO, have endorsed HR 676.
President Pierce said that the council will send the resolution to Representative Ben Chandler, who represents the region in the US Congress.