Portland, Maine. The 650 members of APWU Local 458 have voted to endorse HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
Peggy Bogart, Secretary of Local 458, reports that the local is working with the state AFL-CIO and the Southern Maine Labor Council “…to reach our members individually to educate and arm them with information on this bill.”
Bogart continued: “The current system leaves too many behind and is in crisis. It has hurt too many hardworking decent people who are guilty of nothing but getting sick or injured. It’s time to throw it out and start over with a healthcare system that is ALL about people and NOT about profit. Healthcare security for all Americans is long overdue in this country and HR 676 is the fix. Now we have…to fight for the good of the country, and on behalf of all Americans, and there is no doubt that APWU Local 458 members will stand tall….”