Huntington, West Virginia. The Southwestern District Labor Council AFL-CIO is the 300th labor organization to endorse HR 676, single payer legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers.
Tim Millne, Secretary-Treasurer, reports that the council acted on a motion of its COPE Committee. Millne said, “We are proud to be the 300th endorsement of this much needed bill. The unanimous vote of the council reinforces support for working families everywhere.” The labor council sent its resolution to Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV), who is not yet a co-sponsor of HR 676, and council members plan to speak with him during the August recess.
The Southwestern District Labor Council has 50 affiliated local unions in seven counties. Millne said the resolution would be sent to all affiliated locals unions as well as to about 20 non-affiliates. The resolution will be posted on the Council’s web site. (www.swdlc.org).