The Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) has become the 12th international union to endorse HR 676, national single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). The union represents over 100,000 members across the country.
The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, a 6,800 member fully autonomous marine affiliate of the International Longshore Association (ILA), has also endorsed HR 676. The MM&P represents licensed deck officers, state pilots, marine engineers, and others in the maritime industry.
Other international unions that have endorsed HR 676 are UAW, NEA, ILWU, NALC, IAM, Plumbers & Pipefitters (UA), Musicians (AFM), UE, CNA/NNOC, SMWIA & IFPTE.