Labor Councils in Tennessee, Texas and Minnesota Endorse HR 676

Four central labor councils in Tennessee, Texas and Minnesota have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

One hundred and thirty four central labor councils and area labor federations have now endorsed HR 676.

In Tennessee, the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee has endorsed HR 676, reports Council President Lewis Beck.

In Texas, the Tarrant County Central Labor Council in North Richland Hills and the Webb County Central Labor Council in Laredo also endorsed HR 676. William Koehn, President of the Webb County Central Labor Council, reports that UTU Local 1670, his own local union, has also endorsed HR 676.

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation endorsed HR 676 and submitted its resolution to the AFL-CIO Convention. Both Texas labor councils have also submitted their resolutions to the AFL-CIO Convention.

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  1. Allen Lomax on September 17, 2009 at 12:44 am

    It is exciting and encouraging to see that there are Texas voters advocating for single payer. Who’d have guessed?