IBEW Local 725 has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Local 725 is a construction local with jurisdiction in nine Indiana and six Illinois counties.
R. Todd Thacker, Local 725 Business Manager, said: “Health care coverage continues to be a critical issue, either in finding coverage or dealing with ever increasing costs. Health care needs to be addressed to help the millions of American families who are uninsured and underinsured. The best way to solve the problem is to pass singe-payer health care coverage that would finally put us on the same level playing field with the rest of the world’s industrialized countries.”
Tom Szymanski, Organizer and Business Representative for the local, said in a press release: “Health care coverage and cost increases are always a fight at negotiations. Health care needs to be addressed as a Human Right, not as a privileged right, and must have the profit-motive removed to be effective in providing coverage for all American families.”
The Local 725 resolution can be found at www.ibew725.org.