In Charleston, South Carolina, Local 502, Coastal Carolina Association of Professional Musicians (AFM) endorsed HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
Tom Joyce, Local 502 Secretary-Treasurer said, “Local 502 AFM recognizes the need for health care reform in the U.S., and HR 676 is the best option to move this reform forward.”
In El Segundo, California, the Executive Board of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 564 voted to endorse HR 676, reports Vice President Mark Rasco. The local represents American Airlines workers at airports in a number of western states.
In Louisville, Kentucky, Allen Harris, President of Branch 14 of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), reports the union endorsed HR 676 and sent letters to all six Kentucky congressmen and one in nearby Indiana informing them of the local’s action.
In San Francisco, California, the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific endorsed HR 676, reports Dave Connolly. The union, in continuous operation for over 121 years, dates back to March 6, 1885 when the Coast Seamen’s Union was organized by sailors on the San Francisco waterfront.