From Unions for Single Payer –
Rick Rigney, President of USW Local 155, reports that his union has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation sponsored by Congressman John Conyers.
“We just believe that every American ought to be afforded the right to have health care,” said Rigney, “but there are a lot of Americans who have to choose between food or their medicine.”
Local 155 represents approximately 450 members who work at Reynolds Aluminum and Eckert America in Louisville, Kentucky, and at Ryerson in nearby Shelbyville.
In other news, with the addition of Congressman Paul Tonko, Democrat from the 20th District in New York, there are now 43 co-sponsors on HR 676 Tonko, who represents the communities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs and Amsterdam, signed on to HR 676 on June 3, 2013.