Two Washington state postal worker union organizations have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
In Richland, Washington, the annual convention of the state organization of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) endorsed HR 676. The Washington State APWU convention is the second APWU State organization to endorse HR 676.
In Seattle, the Greater Seattle Area Local of the APWU has also endorsed the Conyers legislation and forwarded its resolution to the Martin Luther King County Labor Council with a request to recommend endorsement of HR 676 to the National AFL-CIO.
David Yao, Vice President of the Greater Seattle Area Local APWU, was instrumental in presenting both resolutions. The Greater Seattle Area APWU represents 1,450 postal clerks, truck drivers, vehicle mechanics and maintenance employees of the Postal Service.