Meeting in statewide convention in Corpus Christi in early August, the Texas AFL-CIO endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Texas is the 21st state AFL-CIO federation to endorse this bill.
At least two resolutions calling for the endorsement of HR 676 were submitted. One came from the San Antonio CLC and another from Alliance/AFT Local 2260 in Dallas. The Resolutions Committee combined both into Resolution #15 that endorses HR 676, “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.”
The approved resolution says that the Texas AFL-CIO “…will work to educate our other union locals and community on the importance of this legislation” and will send copies of the resolution for HR 676 to the Texas congressional delegation and the National AFL-CIO.