Missouri IBEW State Conference Endorses HR 676

The Missouri State Conference of Electrical Workers has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

The Conference, made up of all 21 IBEW local unions in the state of Missouri, represents more than 21,000 members.  The endorsement was voted at the regular quarterly meeting on Jan 13th.

Michael Datillo, President of IBEW Local 1455 who also serves as President of the State Conference, said the resolution was supported by both the members and the Executive Board.  Datillo stated:  “All unions in this

Conference have negotiated healthcare for our members.  But the Supreme Court has prevented us from negotiating for retirees and with lay offs and plants closing, we all see the distress the healthcare system is in. Healthcare is a big issue at every negotiation.  We are looking for a source for all Americans to have a good healthcare system not just our members.”

Find more labor endorsements at unionsforsinglepayerHR676.org.


  1. Eliza Jane Dodd on January 26, 2009 at 11:23 am

    That State has been in bad Shape for a Long Time and so is other states like Tennessee and Mississippi and Kentucy and Now I live in Texas I see that this place is Very Bad ! Average Wait Time in the JPS county in Dallas is 19 HOURS LONG because of the Illegals crowding ALL the EMERGENCY ROOMS all over TEXAS ! And AMERICAN CITIZEN ARE DYING IN THE COUNTIES WHERE “THEY” PAID THEIR TAXES AT and The MEXICANS are Treated like much Better than the CITIZENS who PAID their TAXES for the COUNTY to EVEN BE THERE ! And the CEO of that HOSPITAL MAKES almost a MILLION a Year and is CRYING about his LOW PAY ! What Part Does DASHLE Not Get ? I wrote over 3,000 Emails telling this Transition Team Before hand we all Needed HR676 and I seen from living several Places >That American Cant Not Afford Their Health Care and NOT ONE of my PEERS Mr. Obamas age …HAVE NO HEALTH CARE !!! What is Wrong with ADMINISTRATION > That is WHY the American People VOTED for OBAMA ! Health Care we Need Health Care !!!! Hey OBAMA WAKE UP you should listen to DENNIS KUCINICH who should of Been President <<??????? YouAre Not the President We all Thought You would be …You are a Murderer like the Last Adiministration was .You are Letting People DIE and then you want us to SUPPORT you in AFRICA ???CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME MR.President ! We are NOT STUPID ! 18,000 + One million more will DIE in The AMERICAN STREETS a GENOCIDE and STARVATION for Others to DEATH Because of GREEDY HEALTH CARE !! Stop the GENOCIDE and give us all a Chance to LIVE ! KUCINICH 2012 ~! KUCHINICH 2012 !~! The Best President America Almost Ever HAD ! EVER !