Two California Labor Councils Endorse HR 676

Two more California Labor Councils have endorsed HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

One hundred and twenty-five labor councils and/or area labor federations have now endorsed the Conyers legislation. More than fifty per cent of the labor councils in California have endorsed HR 676.

In Merced, California, the Merced-Mariposa Central Labor Council endorsed HR 676, reports Council President John Stewart. Stewart said: "Our Council is supporting HR 676 because we believe this … will create jobs…." Stewart continued, "We believe this is morally right and that this bill will make huge strides in our ongoing fight for social and economic justice."

In Fresno, the Central Labor Council of Fresno, Madera, Tulare & King Counties has also endorsed HR 676, reports Randy Ghan, Council Executive Secretary Treasurer.