Steelworkers' Convention Continues Support for HR 676

Las Vegas, Nevada. After a lively floor debate, the 3,200 delegates to the United Steelworkers (USW) Convention voted in favor of a resolution which top union officials said supported single payer healthcare and continued the USW’s strong support for HR 676, legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) which would implement a single payer healthcare system

The resolution that the delegates debated called for a “publicly funded” universal health care plan for all Americans and for healthcare as “a human right.”

One delegate said the union might need to “take the fight…to the streets. We must declare war on the insurance companies. This is a fight we have to win.”