Hooksett, New Hampshire. The New Hampshire State Building and Construction Trades Council has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
Edward Foley, State Council President who also serves as Business Representative of Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, said after the April 3rd unanimous council vote:
“The NHSBCTC is proud to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement. In the USA it is unacceptable that the cost of health insurance should drive working families into bankruptcy and force average Americans to choose between health insurance or food on the table or college tuition for their children. It is high time that we solved the crisis of affordable health insurance for every American. HR 676 is one giant step forward for the American people.”
New Hampshire is the fourth state building and construction trades council to endorse HR 676. The others are Maine, Texas, and Washington. Seven city or county building trades councils have also endorsed HR 676.