AFT, ILWU, & AFSCME Unions in Three States Endorse HR 676

In Edison, New Jersey, the New Jersey State Federation of Teachers (AFT) has endorsed HR 676, the national single payer health care bill introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D. MI).

In Portland, Oregon, Local 5 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the ILWU Oregon Area District Council, and Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ) have all endorsed HR 676, reports Britta Duncan, ILWU Local 5 Secretary Treasurer and JwJ Co-Chair.

In Baltimore, Maryland, AFSCME Local 1535 endorsed HR 676. Dave Harding, President of Local 1535, was one of nine Maryland labor leaders who signed a recent letter sent to all Maryland local unions requesting their endorsement of HR 676.