One state AFL-CIO is actively trying to build the social movement necessary to pass single payer legislation such as HR 676. The Maine AFL-CIO takes its lead from resolution 34 passed at the September National AFL-CIO convention.
Recently, The Maine state AFL-CIO has developed a number of materials, including a power point presentation, leaflets, cost analysis, and other tools to reach out to local unions and rank and file members to help educate and arm them with the knowledge of the benefits of single payer health care and how it works.
All the materials developed by the Maine state AFL-CIO are available here.
The Maine AFL-CIO State Convention first passed a resolution calling on the National AFL-CIO to convene a summit to make plans and to commit the resources necessary to build a successful movement for single payer. That resolution is available here, and state feds, CLCs, and unions are invited to take similar action.
Our thanks to Charlie Urquhart of the Maine Labor Group on Health and to Matt Schlobohm, Public Policy & Political Mobilization Direction of the Maine AFL-CIO for making these materials available.
All Unions Committee For Single Payer Health Care–HR 676