In Miami, Florida, Local 477 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), a statewide local of 900 women and men working in the various crafts of feature film, television and commercial film production, has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Chris Ranung, Local 477 Executive Board Member at Large for North Florida reported this action.
In Morgantown, West Virginia, Rita McCrobie, President of the Monongalia-Preston Labor Council, reports that her council, which has 30 affiliates in two counties in northern West Virginia, has also endorsed HR 676. McCrobie said, “Our combined membership feels this bill is important to their future, and we are proud to step on board with all the other supporters.” Eighty-six Central Labor Councils have now endorsed HR 676.
In Utah, the Executive Board and Steering Committee of the Utah Jobs with Justice (JwJ) has also endorsed the Conyers’ legislation. With this addition, union organizations in 44 states have endorsed HR 676.