Portland, OR Laborers Local 483 (LIUNA) has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). The local represents 900 City of Portland workers in the Maintenance, Parks and Environmental Services Bureau.
Wesley Buchholz, Director of Political Action for the local who made the presentation to the membership meeting, said: “Like the rest of the nation we are in dire economic times and facing layoffs. Relief must come for all working people. HR 676 is the most sensible way to provide massive aid both economic and physical. Our members want to add their voices to the demand for social and economic justice and join this groundswell movement attempting to amend the tyrannical system that values profits before people.”