Jefferson City, Missouri. A statewide conference of all local unions, representing employees who work for all of Missouri’s utilities, has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
The Missouri State Labor Utility Workers Conference represents more than 15,000 workers at every utility company in the state. It is comprised of local unions from CWA, IBEW, Ironworkers, Utility Workers, Gas Workers and Power Plant workers and is chaired by Tony Ellebracht of CWA Local 6300.
Ellebracht said, “HR 676 is the best one out there. We have to come up with some sort of national healthcare for all of us, not just union members. Neither unions or employers can afford health insurance. We have to come up with a plan for affordable healthcare.”